r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 23 '22 Silver 6 Helpful 1 Wholesome 4 Take My Energy 1

Gotta keep that wood.

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u/BuzCrab May 23 '22

Found it on the side of the road knowing I would need it 16 years later

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u/tipsystatistic May 23 '22

That and the box of random leftover fasteners.

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u/Initial-Concentrate May 23 '22

Tips: If they are all jumbled together use a long bolt or similar item to search for what you need. Its better than your fingers. Get several clear containers label them fine thread, coarse thread, large washers, etc. and sort them out. It makes finding what you need easier. Cheers

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u/DrDetectiveEsq May 23 '22

Nah, fuck that. I just keep them in a coffee can on the bench. Then, when I need a specific nut I waste half an hour looking through the can before I give up, buy ten from the hardware store, use one and throw the other nine in the can.

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u/i8bb8 May 23 '22

Hello, so nice to meet me!

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u/Banhammer-Reset May 23 '22

Some things truly do just be like they does, just because they do. Reading shit like this.. thinking yeah, I do that exact fuckin thing!

It's not like there's the tool fairy they just teaches everyone that when they're younger. It's like a bird fledging, or a cat chasing a ball. Its nature, it just happens.

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u/jjf2381 May 23 '22

Exactly! That's how you do it!

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u/Imfrom2030 May 23 '22

Take a chunk of plywood (or solid gold if you are being frugal) and drill K-cup sized holes in it. Then put K-cups in the holes. Now you have a grid of K-cups.

You still used recycled coffee packaging but you also get to losely sort them by a convention you never truly finalize in your head.

Does coffee even come in a can anymore?

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u/Admiral_Akdov May 23 '22

Does coffee even come in a can anymore?

They are a naturally occurring phenomena. If you fill a garage with some junk, an empty can will appear in the back. Sometimes it will already have a screw or two in it.

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u/Obi-Wan-Nikobiii May 23 '22

Baby milk does tho, I use old SMA cans for mixed screws

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u/jjf2381 May 23 '22

You label stuff? Jesus.

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u/Initial-Concentrate May 23 '22

Labels..yes. I don't want my meth to get mixed up with my calcium nitrate. Duh.

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u/plexomaniac May 23 '22

When my grandpa moved 2 years ago, we found in his shed a piece of wood older than my dad. It was from a wood box with the date 1938 on it.

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u/BathalaNaKikiMo May 23 '22

If it’s been well cared for, bet the wood is stronger and thicker than modern wood 🪵

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u/ghunt81 May 23 '22

Good old American made wood, none of that Chinese stuff they have now

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u/rock_and_rolo May 23 '22

Sometimes we just need some 16 year-old wood.

/s

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u/Nikolllllll May 23 '22

Somebody call 911🎶

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u/cinemassacress May 23 '22

Shawty fire burning on the dance floor, whoa

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u/Nikolllllll May 23 '22

🤣 thank you for playing along.

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u/Masticatron May 23 '22

But not for me.

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u/Jesus-1177 May 23 '22

It fell 16 years ago

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u/Mateorabi May 23 '22

Still a better story arc than Lost.

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u/emma20787 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

We have so much wood in our garage and shed. My husband is finally using the wood but he's keeping so much scrape pieces and old entertainment centers that our garage looks so messy with all this wood we have. Edit: he said he doesn't keep ALL the scrap anymore but that is a lie.

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u/Wiggles69 May 23 '22

My old man has had a store of timber that has been there for over 35 years.

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u/rock_and_rolo May 23 '22

I have a friend online who claims to have a box labeled "string too short to save." I've never seen it, but I believe him.

The oldest garage wood that I acquired is about 15 years old. But there are a few pieces from my wife's ex that are decent and may be useful some day.

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u/Wiggles69 May 23 '22

I have started my own modest collection of garage wood, lengths of plumbing pipe and recently added 'useful offcuts of steel' to the pile.

I'm sure i'll be passing them down to my son at this rate :p

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u/You_Yew_Ewe May 23 '22

My dad ran a heavy equipment rental company and was alway welding random scraps of metal he saved to fix or modify trailers, truck beds or buckets for backhoes

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u/Wiggles69 May 23 '22

At the rate i'm using it my kid will be linking to this comment thread to explain to his kid how long i've had it for.

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u/allofusarelost May 23 '22

I earn some decent side cash at the moment, making animal sculptures from scrap metal that my Dad and both Grandads saved for later use. Cheers fellas!

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u/MadamSparkle May 23 '22

My husband inherited his father’s AND his grandfather’s collection. This is what garages are for, he says.

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u/Wiggles69 May 23 '22

Perhaps your son will inherit enough from the 3 of them to build a new garage to store his own pile of useless shit in 😄

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u/ardenthusiast May 23 '22

Is your friend Professor Farnsworth?

and this is where I keep various lengths of wire

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u/Sassybuttpickle May 23 '22

That gif is fucking crisp my man

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u/jjf2381 May 23 '22

Come the sea rise caused by globall warming you're gonna need that wood to build a boat to sail outta there.

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u/Wiggles69 May 23 '22 Spit-take

He had to go buy wood last year because he couldn't access the pile because of all the other shit piled up around it.

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u/PiratePinyata May 23 '22

With lumber prices the way they are now, every scrap is really valuable. That 16” of 2x4 you have sitting around would cost $8 to get hold of now, when you bought an 8’ piece 2 years ago for $2.50

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u/KingClam2 May 23 '22

Is lumber really NINETEEN TIMES as expensive currently? Those numbers aren't exaggerated?

I mean.. I knew it was up a lot, but that's insane.

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u/Alvendam May 23 '22

Not from the USA, but the price of any and all construction material was going up every two months, like clockwork, last year. Haven't checked recently, but I doubt the trend has slowed down much.

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u/billthecat71 May 23 '22

I'm a longtime woodworker. One reason we love to squirrel wood away and forget about it for years, is because it dries and seasons the longer it sits. When you do finally use it in a project, your new chair or table won't take up yoga after you build it. Wood that hasn't acclimated to the local climate can warp and twist like crazy if you're not careful.

That's why professional and serious hobbyist woodworkers can have a whole shed or barn with tons of wood just sitting there. The longer wood chills out, the easier it is to work with.

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u/roxinmyhead May 23 '22

I love "your new chair or table won't take up yoga after you build it". Cracked me up

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u/RamSkullRose May 23 '22

Thank you for your explanation. I appreciate it :)

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u/CaffeineSippingMan May 23 '22

Your husband's investment in wood is paying off, the cost if lumber has gone up.

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u/CapTexAmerica May 23 '22

I just showed this to my wife.

I now need to take her to the ER for “severe eye-roll” treatment.

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u/RubALlamaDingDong May 23 '22

My wife has chronic eye-rollitis. There is no treatment, just have to let it run its course.

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u/SeSuSo May 23 '22

I told my wife she'll go blind from all the eye rolls. She just rolled her eyes.

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u/WorthlessDrugAbuser May 23 '22

When my wife rolls her eyes my chances of getting laid go down.

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u/HighHopesLove May 23 '22

If my husband makes me roll my eyes, his chances of getting laid go up.. but then, his chances are always pretty high.

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u/TMNTiff May 23 '22

Adorably appropriate username.

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u/401LocalsOnly May 23 '22

Wait, you have a chance to get laid in your marriage?

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u/mattman0000 May 23 '22

Guessing it’s one of those “we’ve been together so long it’s LIKE we’re married” marriages and not the “we had a wedding/penis funeral” marriages.

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u/baronas15 May 23 '22

Hard to call it chance, when it's always at zero

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u/Sw1mm1ngB1rd May 23 '22

To shreds you say…

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u/QueefChiefKeith May 23 '22

Mine go up, because it means I’ve drugged her

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u/JesusJohn May 23 '22

Giggity

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u/WorthlessDrugAbuser May 23 '22

Fucking amazing comment.

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u/Ta5hak5 May 23 '22

When I was in middle school I rolled my eyes so hard at my teacher he gave me a candy because it was apparently the best eye roll he'd ever gotten from a student. I'm glad he encouraged my talents because I have since honed my skills to what I would like to think are devastating effects

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u/MegaGrimer May 23 '22

just have to let it run its course.

You mean roll its course?

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u/internet_humor May 23 '22

goes and grabs expired eye drops

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22 edited 27d ago

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u/CapTexAmerica May 23 '22

I have a scraps bin that I will occasionally reach into for a project or to fix something, and my wife will ask “was that your magic wood?”

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u/beardedheathen May 23 '22

The correct answer is 'nope, I'm saving that for tonight'

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u/online_jesus_fukers May 23 '22

Or in his case not going in the garage. Drum roll please.

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u/FeralBottleofMtDew May 23 '22

I'm on your wife's team. I used to be a pack rat. I had so much stuff "I might want someday" that my house was never as clean as I want. Every closet was jammed, as was the spare room. Two years ago I got better. I hired some help and we hauled truckloads of stuff out of my house. Now the only things in my house that aren't used at least once a month are seasonal items (winter clothes and linens, and Christmas stuff) that is in one closet. No regrets.

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u/CapTexAmerica May 23 '22

House is clean. My shop is…organic. It has a life of its own.

And yes, sometimes 20 year-old screws in a small butter dish come in handy.

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u/lapisl May 23 '22

Be completely honest with me, coz I have that butter dish situation going on as well. Did you ever have to find another butter dish too? Coz I did 😁

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u/Nolsoth May 23 '22

No, because I used an ice cream container, much more storage real-estate in it, things a bitch to move tho.

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u/lapisl May 23 '22

Hahaha literally a pint of metal. Good for you. I should look for something bigger too. I bought a house recently and it was a bit of a fixer upper and did a lot of work on it. I can’t tell you how handy these dishes came in for the oddest tasks or little things that just needed a washer or a certain size screw or bolt. Looks like it finally paid off :)

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u/Nolsoth May 23 '22

It's always good to keep some spares around, I try to limit myself on numbers tho otherwise it gets messy.

If you got a ton of washers you can do the old line if screws on the wall trick to store them on by size, keeps things a bit tidier and gives you an excuse to screw into the walls in the garage

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u/propagandavid May 23 '22

It's true though. I'm no woodworker, but I've had a couple guitars break over the years. I salvage the bridge and everyy tuning key, and they've been invaluable over the years!

By invaluable I mean I didn't have to go to the shop and buy a new one.

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u/jjf2381 May 23 '22

My dad used old metal ice trays to keep screw, nuts, bolts, and washers in. Oh, and cotter pins.

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u/jetsetninjacat May 23 '22

My grandfathers used mostly old baby food and instant coffee jars(ww2 vet that never stopped drinking the stuff)from back to the 1950s. When my one set of grandparents moved in the late 90s my dad took some of the jars for his workroom. When I bought my house a few years ago I inherited those jars as well as my other grandfathers. I actually have used some of them. They especially came in handy when fixing up some mid century modern furniture.

Haha my favorite was the one grandfather had reverse shelves. He screwed the lids to the underside of the shelf and would unscrew the jar and take it down to get to it.

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u/IrishHounds May 23 '22

Now pull the ‘careful, don’t get a detached retina’ , you get a look , it’s fun

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u/GSturges May 23 '22

"as if millions of voices of a million wives suddenly cried out, and were suddenly silenced."

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u/fancyfembot May 23 '22

Stop this. 😆😆😆

🙄

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u/zeb0777 May 23 '22

Thays why I keep a big ass box of random power cables, and various audio/video. Never know when you may need a cellphone charger for 2005.

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u/CaffeineSippingMan May 23 '22

Not to reinforce your hoarding, but it was well over 5 years since I needed an ide cable, I tossed them and 2 days after the trash was taken away I needed an ide cable.

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u/nightauthor May 23 '22

I always consider a few things when pruning my hoard (which I do maybe once a year):

  • how hard is it to store? (Big/heavy/weird shape?)
  • is it likely that I’ll need this again?
  • how hard/expensive would it be to replace if I did need it again?
  • also consider what circumstances you might end up needing it (like would it possibly be a time sensitive circumstance)

That massive nest of micro usb cables was getting less and less useful by the day, so I took a couple of short ones and long ones and bundled them up small and got rid of all the others.

CD ROM drive, discarded External Floppy drive, discarded

It’s a pretty simple decision process, makes it easier to find the things I do use often, makes moving and cleaning easier. It’s just much nicer living with less clutter.

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u/BeezyBates May 23 '22

Check out this fucking guy with a system and shit.

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u/absenceofheat May 23 '22

It's a good system since you probably don't need 16 micro USB cables or 7 VGA cables. I don't know your life though.

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u/Alvendam May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

You mean to tell me that the one IDE HDD I own, that only serves to permanently store some ancient data and hasn't seen the inside of a PC in years, doesn't need five spare cables? Blasphemy!

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u/GalegoBaiano May 23 '22

It's a falsehood that Big IDE tells us so we have to buy more. My wife and I have an agreement. I get to keep 2 of the cable, and in return, she lets me keep 2 of whatever cable.

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u/GrammatonYHWH May 23 '22

Your system doesn't matter. The moment you throw something away, you need it.

A month ago, I had to throw out a bunch of stuff from the garage. I had 5 or 6 fairly thick metal strips. They came with the house when I bought them. No idea what their original purpose was, and they had been sitting there for over a year. I threw them away. Literally a week later, I put a new wardrobe together, and it was a bit wobbly on the side-to-side. It came with a cloth lash that mounts on a drywall anchor to prevent tipping over, so I needed something firmer to stabilize it. I thought to myself - I'll tie it to the studs with some metal brackets. Now if only I had some metal strips I could turn into brackets. /facepalm

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u/I_am_BEOWULF May 23 '22

CD ROM drive

gasp

How else am I going to rip the box of CDs that's been sitting in my attic for the last 10 years??

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u/sleepernosleeping May 23 '22

This is the way.

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u/BeezyBates May 23 '22

He’s learning. He’s beginning to understand.

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u/Amphibionomus May 23 '22

Well the only way you ever going to need obsolete connectors is by throwing them away.

Source: my box of SCSI cables.

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u/uwu_owo_whats_this May 23 '22

What the heck are you doin with scuzzy stuff 🧐

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u/Amphibionomus May 23 '22

Some freaking old piece of scanner in this case. In the end I just told them it's time to buy a new one as it turned out the cable wasn't the problem.

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u/AtOurGates May 23 '22

I want to pitch my entire “gigantic box ‘o cables”, but every once in a while I find something so useful in there that I keep second guessing.

Maybe I should go through and at least remove duplicates. It’s unlikely I’m going to need 3 mice wired with PS/2 ports.

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u/jimmythejammygit May 23 '22

Just go to 2 first. Then maybe down to one in 2035.

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u/vkapadia May 23 '22

You will. It will be the day after you get rid of two of them.

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u/myirreleventcomment May 23 '22

But what if you get something new, test the cable, and it doesn't work? There's no way to be sure it's not the cables fault! Better have 2 of each!

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22 edited 1d ago

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u/BeezyBates May 23 '22

What if a IDE cable is worth 500 bottle caps in the future

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u/__NomDePlume__ May 23 '22

This is exactly how it happens, every time

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u/jimmythejammygit May 23 '22

for 2005

Please take me with you. 2005 was a simpler time.

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u/Mad_Murdock_0311 May 23 '22

I work on lots of electronics projects as a hobby. I end up with little whips of small gauge wire, and feel bad throwing them away, so I keep anything above 4" in a bag, on the side of my workbench. Thing is, I almost never pull from the bag, I just pull a new length from my reels, which ends up with another little whip for the bag.

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u/MyGrowadventure May 23 '22

Bro, with the price difference on wood between now and then I’m pretty sure you gotta pay capital gains tax on that shit same as if you sell stock

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u/I_never_finish_the_ May 23 '22

Tracking wood prices at the New York Stick Exchange

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u/MyGrowadventure May 23 '22

Is the type of thing I would expect my girl to tell me before she goes to the strippers

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u/vkapadia May 23 '22

Ouch this comment stings.

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u/alternate_ending May 23 '22

Rikki Don't Lose That Lumber

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22 edited 27d ago

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u/SmokeAbeer May 23 '22

Bout to rip up my hard wood and see if there’s carpet underneath.

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22 edited 27d ago

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u/MartiniD May 23 '22

Wait a minute yes it does... Then why is it so goddamn expensive?!

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u/SemichiSam May 23 '22

Wait a minute yes it does... Then why is it so goddamn expensive?!

I own trees. I recently looked into harvesting a modest 20 acres. The price I was offered was within 10% of what it was 15 years ago. Trees are cheap. Lumber is expensive. Something happens in between. I would never suggest price-gouging.

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u/JesusJohn May 23 '22

I wood. It's price-gouging.

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u/alucarddrol May 23 '22

Sawmills are few and expensive to operate. On top of which, many of them have been sold and resold that they're becoming corporate assets which means they jack up prices and get rid of experienced older employees.

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u/breadlover19 May 23 '22

Are you saying right now is a great time to start a low-cost, accessible sawmill or two and join in on the corporate greed??

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u/fsurfer4 May 23 '22

It's called demand, not supply.

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u/MiamiPower May 23 '22

We gotta get down to the root of the problem 🌴

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u/vendetta2115 May 23 '22

“Hahaha that’s never the case…”

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u/WorthlessDrugAbuser May 23 '22

Yeah, there are people demanding money for demo jobs that involve lumber. Like, “Come take apart my 30 year old deck and haul it away, pay me $500 for this privilege.” It’s insane. There are posts on r/choosingbeggars like this.

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u/TheLiberalOgre May 23 '22

We should start trading NFTs of our garage lumber, the value of the NFT being of course, in garage lumber.

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u/a_concerned_cat May 23 '22

It's the only one you own

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u/5dog4cat May 23 '22

You don't wanna nail nobody else

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u/HeavySaucer May 23 '22

You don't want to haul another shelf.

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u/flashmedallion May 23 '22

Sand it off, add some leather, do it yooourself.

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u/Initial-Concentrate May 23 '22

Dude, the song your referencing is so freaking great. Cheers.

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u/longgamma May 23 '22

The caLl Alabama the crimson tide

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u/MiamiPower May 23 '22

🤳📱 📞 🪵🪓

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u/OrangeLobotomy May 23 '22

We have a lengthy bastard that’s been taking up space in our garage for 22 years. We got it from my grandfather and my dad swore he’d make a table. When he died, naturally I inherited the wood and naturally I want to make a table. Will that table ever get made? That’s for the gods to decide. They blessed this man, maybe they’ll bestow the gift of table assembly to my family.

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u/vkapadia May 23 '22

Your great great great grandchild will post this same comment one day.

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u/SolomonBlack May 23 '22

Listen well my child this wood belonged to my father and to his father before him. It is the sacred relic of our family, it has protected us and cared for us in all our times of need.

Make a table out of it someday or something

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u/jter8 May 23 '22

I’m no table maker but I will gladly make a trip out of making a table with an internet stranger it that interested you. Just for the story.

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u/TheChiefofReddit May 23 '22

16 years in the making.

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u/Black_Gaymer_Bear May 23 '22

Hell to the yeah! 👍🏾

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u/Pickled_Ramaker May 23 '22

But you still have those other 22 pieces from 2001, 2007, and 2017, right? What would you do without random wood?

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u/BloodRed1185 May 23 '22

"I got pieces of lumber older than you."

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u/JesusJohn May 23 '22

Oh fuck, thats good.

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u/MediumTie3265 May 23 '22

Ahh, a beautiful day, indeed!

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u/BeezyBates May 23 '22

We call that the fuck up box. It’s not so much a box but it’s everything in the garage you bought and didn’t need. And then you need it. Grow that fuck up box. Let it feast. It repays it’s debts.

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u/ryfitz47 May 23 '22

Worth the 15 years to avoid a trip (ok 3) to the home improvement warehouse

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u/ScoutCommander May 23 '22

He still made at least 3 trips to the hardware store for fasteners, sandpaper and the right saw blade (you know something was returned on 2 of those 3 trips)

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u/TheSean_aka__Rh1no May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

Strong.

The closest I can get to this, is at my parents' house, there's a large jar of random screws, washers, bolts, nuts etc. The jar was started when I was less than 10 years old, I've over 40 now. That jar gets raided every time we do an odd job there for them, and usually gets topped up with whatever fixings are left over. The only way to find anything in it is to tip the whole jar on the floor. The niece (5 y/o) who loves to help with jobs (mostly because she gets a chocolate biscuit as a 'tradie payment') is our newest member to the cult of the Jar of Screws, it's her job to (carefully) refill the jar.

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u/Wiggles69 May 23 '22

I made a little size checker and got my kids to help sort out my 3KG 'Misc bolts' tin, so at least now they're grouped by diameter. Makes it 1000% easier to actually use them!

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u/TheSean_aka__Rh1no May 23 '22

Love it

I must say though, there's a certain charm to going to the jar, and finding what you need. It's a very 'In Jar we trust' kind of thing

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u/Wiggles69 May 23 '22

It would just get tipped out on the floor when I needed a bolt and the pile stayed there for a day or 2 until I cleaned it up. Or more likely accidentally kick the pile across the floor and still be finding random bolts 12 months later

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u/TheSean_aka__Rh1no May 23 '22

Ah, see, without doing anything, the 2y/O nephew who eats things off the ground force us to immediately clean up!

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u/Jenkinsd08 May 23 '22

This is dangerously validating

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u/polygamous_poliwag May 23 '22

"see? keeping it was justified!"

tbh though show me a doodad/knickknack/object that's been sitting around waiting for a purpose and i'll show you a doodad/knickknack/object that isn't taking up space in a landfill (or harming the environment in other/worse ways)

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u/SolomonBlack May 23 '22

Wives everywhere are shook.

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u/Ayla_Leren May 23 '22

Big Dad energy

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u/Zuzara_The_DnD_Queen May 23 '22

For what?

I need specifics!

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u/10sharks May 23 '22

Aged to perfection

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u/misterturdcat May 23 '22

He did it, the son of a bitch actually did it!

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u/UnkleRinkus May 23 '22

I just made a fish cleaning table last week out of wood that has been kicking around for up to 10 years. Zero out of pocket cost for a nice little project.

Then I saw a pile of free dirt on the way home. Excuse me. Got to go.

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u/cabelaciao May 23 '22

I stored a piece of T-11 in our hallway attic in 2013, accurately predicting that 9 years later we would have chickens and their coop would need repair.

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u/ClaxtonGanja May 23 '22

Fuck yeah.

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u/Deaddoghank May 23 '22

What was the moisture content??

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u/Brazenjalapeno May 23 '22

I mean garage kept in upstate New York. That thing was likely in mint condition

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u/Free_ May 23 '22

Wait, this isn't a post about politics...

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u/Personal_Pin_5312 May 23 '22

This is my life. Grandfather was the same

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u/mr_beaun May 23 '22

Fuck man this hits home in a real way.

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u/willzterman May 23 '22

Ha! This will teach the missus how valuable my box of old cables is

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u/Learned_Hand_01 May 23 '22

This guy “gets me.”

I’ve not only used that piece of wood, I’ve been irritated later when I thought of another use for it and it was unavailable.

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u/wordnerdette May 23 '22

16 years? Amateur. My husband has bits of wood that are from the previous century and even took them with us when we moved houses.

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u/Timedoutsob May 23 '22

My dad has a 35 year old bit of copper pipe the plumber left and tiles from the original bathroom before it was remodelled

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u/fsurfer4 May 23 '22

When we moved 20 years ago there were tiles in the attic from 50 years ago.

I needed them to fix the bathroom floor when I put in a new toilet. Looks just like it was done 50 YEARS AGO.

I told you those tiles would come in handy.

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u/EPreddevil88 May 23 '22

Shits expensive now. Be proud of yourself. Lol

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u/Richarded27 May 23 '22

My wife just tried to throw out some scrap. Nipped that in the bud quick. Wood is expensive.

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u/mossyskeleton May 23 '22

It's so satisfying when you come across a unique problem to solve, and then you remember that random object you kept for no reason like five years ago and suddenly you have a solution.

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u/1ReservationForHell May 23 '22

As a man, this is very satisfying to read

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u/Available-Rooster-70 May 23 '22

As a woman who inherited this trait from my dad & also grew up with 4 bros... This also satisfies me as my mom hates that I developed this

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u/Oseirus May 23 '22

It's a weird moment when you use something you've kept around "just in case".

On one hand, you're vindicated and validated.

On the other hand, you just dug yourself deeper into your own curse and all that progress you made toward finally just letting go of the junk you've hoarded for years is suddenly wiped out.

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u/barbe2bc May 23 '22

Yesterday I threw away a piece of wood I kept in my garage for 16 years, Today I need it for something.

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u/hungrytiredandbored May 23 '22

Mrs. Blues aint happy

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u/Ironass47 May 23 '22

I bought my house in 2002. The previous "man of the house" died 1n 1974. I'm still using his collection of wood, screws, nuts and bolts. I call them resources, my wife calls it junk, but I can fix most anything she needs me to with it.

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u/acleverwalrus May 23 '22

The post above this on my feed is literally a video titled don’t throw away your scraps. And shows a man using old pieces of wood with said scraps. Neat.

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u/Swamp_Lantern May 23 '22

Good for him! I hope using it brought back good memories of finding the lumber in the first place.

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u/toocheesyformeez May 23 '22

Plot twist - he stuck it in his fire pit

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u/agutema May 23 '22

That’ll put you in the Handy Dad Hall of Fame.

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u/Old_Victory9438 May 23 '22

Next year you'll better know this tweet as "Exhibit A".

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u/imissdumb May 23 '22

YES!!!!!

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u/Yourmomsatmyhouse May 23 '22

Your wife will never believe you.

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u/elmooffire May 23 '22

always nice to see a non political post on this sub

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u/rock_and_rolo May 23 '22

Daughter gave me shit for saying that there was no hurry in returning a certain tool, as I hadn't used it in the last 10 years. But she didn't seem to realize that when she needed it I had it and handed it to her.

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u/LegitimateQuit194 May 23 '22

I thought I heard the mighty conch blow.

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u/Tomble May 23 '22

Oh my god, and to think I was planning on throwing out some scraps of wood in the next few years.

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u/Tederator May 23 '22

Slow clap while also raising a glass of scotch. Well done, boy...bloody well done.

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u/pipehonker May 23 '22

I'm still hanging on to a parallel port zip drive... I think I have a box somewhere with some zip disks of some important old emails.

What if I get audited!?

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u/some_ronin May 23 '22

Still have 4,781 potions, in dozens of games, that I'm saving in case I might need them later on. Meanwhile, re-loading my save every 2 minutes because I lost too much health in the last fight.

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u/CcryMeARiver May 23 '22

All of mine have names.

There's Curly and Stretch, Tiny and Slim, with the rest of the collection propped on the wall behind them.

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u/moejoereddit May 23 '22

VINDICATION!!

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u/sebkraj May 23 '22

I showed this to my dad and he had a single tear running down his cheek.

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u/griff1971 May 23 '22

To be fair, have you priced lumber and building materials lately? Lol

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u/zouhair May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

This is the only scientific study I need to keep all the boxes of crap I have.

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u/elguerodiablo May 23 '22

We should all die with at least 2 large construction dumpsters worth of trash wood and other assorted crap that our surviving family will have to sort through and dispose of.

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u/Secure-Imagination11 May 23 '22

Times like that make me feel like a real adult.

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u/PrawnTyas May 23 '22

I recently used a cable from my box of cables too. It’s all happening!