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Mesquite Tree #5: Final Destination, The Mesquite Is Now Home

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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 07-22-2014 02:13 AM 1185 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok to continue my backyard Mesquite tree adventure, the cut and dried Mesquite slabs are now at home, picked up this morning, Had a set back in the ordeal though, once I dropped them off roughly 3 months ago the owner made sure that I understood if any metal in the wood destroyed blades that I would be responsible and I acknowledged and understood, a week or two later after dropping the logs off, I received a call letting me know the wood was ready that they had been cut and ready for pickup and that two blades were destroyed bringing the total to $274.00 but somewhere in our original conversation over the phone 2 separate calls drying was mentioned on my part but there was a miscommunication as I understood drying was included in that price, he let me know that would be additional once again I mentioned hmmm well I understood it was all included he told me he was sorry for the communication gap and we agreed of a flat $300.00. OK so 3 months pass I received a call last Thursday the wood was dry and ready for pickup, I let him know that I would be there Monday morning to pick it up, once I got there loaded it in the back bed of my truck we went to do the paper work and he only billed me for the cutting not the drying it was free, I thanked him but still insisted the total $300 as that was what we agreed on.

OK so now… I have more wood and have to make more arrangements so as to find space for storing you will soon be seeing some larger jobs from me as a lot of it will be made into coffee and end tables and there lies a new adventure as I’ve yet to make bowtie patching for the splits.

Edit In 7/28/2014 98 BF Total

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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freddy1962

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 02:39 AM

Nice, a lot of projects there.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 02:56 AM

You handled it like a country gentleman. Get yourself a metal wand in the future?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 02:58 AM

I’ve got one Tom but it only goes so deep, I don’t know why mills don’t wand just after each cut.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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kiefer

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 03:07 AM

I would not complain about the price as I just picked up eight 1×4x42 “S2S walnut and paid $67.00 +tax
This should turn into some nice tables and such .
BTW how many board feet are we looking at ?

-- Kiefer 松

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 03:10 AM

Kiefer I don’t know the method used in calculating board feet so I honestly don’t know.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 07-22-2014 04:17 AM

Randy,

Board feet is 1 inch thick 4/4 By 12 inches. If the material is more say 8/4’s then that would be x2.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Roger

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#7 posted 07-22-2014 12:00 PM

Some nicely sliced boards there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 07-22-2014 12:06 PM

WOW. I can picture all kinds of neat boxes in that pile… with the natural edge, too!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bigkahunaranch

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#9 posted 07-23-2014 02:16 AM

Randy-
Did you take it to M&G in Huntsville ?
Or did you have some one in Austin mill the lumber?

Looks like you have a nice little stash there.

Since Koa has gotten to be so scarce, my absolute favorite is mesquite.

And my favorite woodworking trip is to the Mesquite festival in Fredricksburg, in October.

Cant wait to see some projects from that wood.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Living the American dream in the best state on earth !

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 07-23-2014 12:43 PM

Big Kahuna I found a mill in Red Rock ran be a fellow named Gene Hahn his place is located around Highway 20 and 535 area, there’s a couple out that way another located in Cedar Creek ran by a fellow Brandon Berdoll, but I had a brush with his customer service that I didn’t like, Gene was very nice and great customer service, I’d recommend him to anyone.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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leafherder

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#11 posted 07-23-2014 10:37 PM

Looks like you got some good wood out of that old tree, thanks for keeping us updated with the regular status reports. I know I learned a lot – most important being to get the details in writing at the start.

Can’t wait to see what you make with all this. Good Luck!

-- Leafherder

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 07-28-2014 06:44 PM

Ok those that were curious to the board feet, I just calculated it at 98 BF.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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