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Blog entry by majeagle1 posted 1536 days ago 1398 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to go visit Ira, “Rustfever”, in Central Calif and he bestowed upon me some pieces of the greatest selection of woods I have seen in a long time.
After a tour of his fantastic shop, he proceeded to take me to several “pallets” of his collection of fine woods.
After about 4 hours of “drooling” and acting like a “kid in a candy store” I selected the following:

8 boards of “Red Gum Eucalyptus” ( wait till you see the “fiddleback” in the pics )
2 boards of “Black Locust”
8 boards of ” Pistachio”
1 board of “Carob”
1 board of “Citrus-Valencia Orange”
1 board of ” cork oak ” ( did not get a pic of this one )

All the while I was envisioning so many wonderful projects that will come out of these.

The RGE and the Pistachio are both green so the minute I got home I stacked, stickered and sealed them.

I sure hope that Mother Nature is nice to me and lets it dry nice and straight without splits !!!!!

Here are some of the pics:

RGE – Red Gum Eucalyptus

RGE – Look at this Fiddleback !

Black Locust

Pistachio

Carob

Valencia Orange

I will be able to work with the Black Locust, Citrus, Carob and Cork Oak anytime as the moisture content is perfect.
The other, ......................... oh well, patience I guess…................ where do I get that?

Again, this is to recognize a wonderful and very generous LJ “IRA” and a great big Thank You IRA, I sure do appreciate this !!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/



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degoose

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#1 posted 1536 days ago

Gene you are indeed fortunate.. Make nice with the timber and let it tell you what it wants to be..
BTW can’t see the pics…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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majeagle1

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#2 posted 1536 days ago

Try again Larry, pics are edited now….............. I had a formatting error in the beginning…...

You are right, I will let it “speak” to me for just the right project!!!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1536 days ago

Beautiful pieces…..you are most fortunate : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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lumberdustjohn

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#4 posted 1535 days ago

Beautiful collection of wood.
Most of them I have never saw.

Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 1535 days ago

Way cool Gene. I’m still slowly working through the freebies I got from Dennis Zonger.
And if you find that source for patience, be sure and let us know where we all can get some.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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woodpeckerbill

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#6 posted 1535 days ago

DANG!!! Hey y’all, let’s all go see Ira!! Beautiful wood. Great haul for you. Great generosity from Ira. You are both blessed.
Bill

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Jimthecarver

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#7 posted 1535 days ago

Thats so cool, very nice selection you have there.
I cant wait to see what you make from it.
Just beautiful.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Hacksaw007

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#8 posted 1535 days ago

Very nice wood, but better yet a good friend!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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blackcherry

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#9 posted 1535 days ago

Green w/envy, nice pic’s and wood.

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Napaman

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#10 posted 1535 days ago

ira ira ira…you are the man!!! Of course I cant think of a nicer person to share your shop and wood collection then Gene!!! Hope you both had a nice day!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1535 days ago

It’s great when LJ members get together, a wonderful gift of fantastic woods.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Abbott

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#12 posted 1535 days ago

Really nice!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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scrappy

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#13 posted 1535 days ago

Fantastic gloat. I had heard you 2 were getting together this weekend. Looks like it was a productive day. Lots of great wood. Will be waiting to see what you make from it.

Thanks to Ira, for being a wonderful LJ and sharing his stash with others. You Da Man!

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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bfd

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#14 posted 1533 days ago

Gene,

I can only imagine the beautiful work you will create with this wonderful wood.

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