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  • holehogg
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    Bucks for slang

  • FireMan
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    Shooda, cooda, wooda, you didda! ๐Ÿ•ถ

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  • Ahumadora
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    Rand

  • Ahumadora
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    Work smarter not harder!

  • HawkerXP
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    How nice is that. Congrats!

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  • RonB
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    Congrats on workin' this out.

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  • Greygoose
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    Keepinโ€™ ur ๐Ÿ‘€โ€™s and ๐Ÿ‘‚โ€™s open all the time makes for great opportunity

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  • Huskee
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    Nice! Jealous of the large supply of free oak! Good on you for working out a way to make a buck. (Do you call them "bucks" in SA?)

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  • Huskee
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    Well said! After years of doing drywall and insulation and decks and sunrooms, involving scaffolding, lumberyards, trailers, attics, crawlspaces, I thought the same thing, need to use my head more instead of constantly crawling and climbing and hauling. Now I work in an air conditioned & heated building, and 1/4 of my work is from home on my computer!

  • Ahumadora
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    Using your head and not your back to make $. Brain should be the hardest working part of your body.
    Networking pays off....

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  • holehogg
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    Who WOOD of thought

    Two weeks have passed since I packed up the wagon and moved it home.
    I decided to take a sabbatical myself just to refresh from the long hours, hard labour and excessive work stress I had subjected myself to. I'm trying my best to justify my guilt for having done very little in the last 2 weeks.

    I posted sometime back that I had a source for free American Oak. Loafing about can have it's benefits. Like allowing ones thoughts to speculate about other things.
    So much wood and so little being used.
    Eureka moment.
    I made contact with a business in Pretoria that manufactures grills and smokers, that also sell wood products (logs, chips and sawdust).
    With no idea what they would be willing to pay for a bag I left it to them to advise. I had a figure in mind and their offer was more than that (and they said negotiable).
    All good but for transport costs from PE.
    I made a lot of good business relationships in my years of manufacturing truck bodies for transporters.
    The first contact I approached said they would ship 10 to 15 bags per consignment FREE of charge to their Johannesburg depot.
    The guy's in Pretoria are happy to collect in Johannesburg.
    That sorted I felt it only fair to inform my supplier that the wood I was collecting for free, I was going to sell on.
    No problems there.
    When I asked him what he thought I would be paid for a bag and it worked out to be 10x more than his guess his reply was that he was happy I could do something with the off cuts that were otherwise being thrown away.

    Who WOOD of thought.

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