***FREE*** Hardwood

blazeman45

Steve
Senior User
I am very disappointed in how bitter people have become on what used to be a great forum. The tone of the forum has really changed. There are lots of long time great folks on here who never complained or spoke down to another member. Only good hearted fun and compliments used to be the norm. I have had more complaints about free wood than it was worth so I’m returning it to nature via the burn pile. Happy for those who graciously accepted the offer and benefited without complaint.
 

mikeh74

Mike
User
I am very disappointed in how bitter people have become on what used to be a great forum. The tone of the forum has really changed. There are lots of long time great folks on here who never complained or spoke down to another member. Only good hearted fun and compliments used to be the norm. I have had more complaints about free wood than it was worth so I’m returning it to nature via the burn pile. Happy for those who graciously accepted the offer and benefited without complaint.
Wow. Sorry to hear this. I'm new here and this is shocking. Thank you for the kind gesture.
 

ConwayCustoms

Rory
Senior User
:(

Not sure why some aren't gracious. I might be wrong, but I don't think you were holding a gun to their head and forcing them to take your free wood. Even if you were... it is free. Take it...use what you can, and if the other pieces are not acceptable, then toss them. No need to be "that guy."

Steve... I don't blame you for burning the wood. If it were me, I'd probably do the same.

Best of luck with things and I hope this experience has not permanently soured you from the forum.


Rory
 

smallboat

smallboat
Corporate Member
When I started on this forum I picked up some free material from a member close(ish) to me. He had had a similar experience. Folks would come by, bad mouth his stuff and leave like he had insulted them. I took what I wanted (some is still waiting for a project 10+ years later but the price was right). The stuff that didn’t suit my preferences I left for someone else. How hard is that?

I just don’t get some people. Sorry it went this way for you.
 

Pop Golden

Pop
Corporate Member
Hi Steve, I don't know who was complaining, but let me apologize for them. This is the best woodworking site I've found. It's been all the things you said it use to be. I still get to pick on Hank & Sawman all in good fun. It still befuddles me that people would complain about FREE stuff.

Pop
 

LeftyTom

Tom
Corporate Member
You posted a pics of what you had, so anyone interested knew before they got to your door. I didn't have time to get by, so that is my loss.
 

Fred J

Fred
User
Steve, I’ll join Pop and apologize for them also. I’ll bring my hand truck and pick up truck move and move as much as I can.
 

tvrgeek

Scott
User
I too guess I was too far down on the list, but no worries. No reason for anyone to be disrespectful. Even "worthless" scraps would have been a great help to my learning better skills in joinery and turning.
 

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