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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 333
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2005-09-05 7:56 pm   Permalink

So my friend emails me to say there's a plam log at this one house in town.I drive by this house, and there's a whole bunch of them... like 15 6' logs! I go to the door and offer to get rid of them for the owner. He says ok... I call my brother in law for a truck and some muscle.

In the meantime I tell the guy I'm gonna use them to make tikis. "Tikis, eh?" he says with a grin. I'm thinking he wants one, and I should take care of him, so I offer him a tiki once I get a little more accomplished. He says, "lemme give you my card, then", and hands me a card that reads "RICKIS TIKIS"!

So I turn a little red in the face, tell him I guess you don't really want one of mine, then. Turns out he's moving and doesn't want to transport them, and has a steady supply anyways.

So I got less than half in the truck... picking the rest up next week. I'm set for palmwood for like forever!



 
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john
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Joined: May 05, 2005
Posts: 345
From: Chandler, Arizona
Posted: 2005-09-05 8:28 pm   Permalink

you'll have enough to keep you busy for a while! too bad i am not a carver, my really good friend is a landscaper and told me i can have all the palm logs i want.

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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1224
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2005-09-05 8:33 pm   Permalink

Well done! Have fun with those. Did you get a look at his carvings? Wish I was like a thousand miles closer to you so I could trade you some hardwood for palm. I spent Saturday cutting up a fallen 30 ft Black Walnut tree and got several nice logs from it. One is too big for 2 men to load in a truck so we are going to leave it until we can get more muscles. I am looking forward to carving that dark wood since I have been working the nearly white Ash, Pine and Sycamores lately.
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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2005-09-06 12:25 pm   Permalink

Sounds like fun 8 ft.... too bad we're not closer. I was thinking I might be able to trade Aaron for some AAC... fortunately I still have 6 or 7 3' pieces to practice on before tackling the bigguns!

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-09-06 12:46 pm   Permalink

Hey Dave, looks like a windfall. My wife will not allow me to get any more wood at this stage. My storage is full & spilling over into the garage. But you can have a block of AAC for sure, no prob. PM me, we'll work it out.

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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-09-06 5:22 pm   Permalink

motherloads are fun. Start carving!

 
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GMAN
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-09-06 5:27 pm   Permalink

Gads! I'm sweating just thinking about husking those! Looks like you'll be slap full of palm for a while. Nice job!

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