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Honey Mesquite. Show is all I can do now with this piece, its too big for my mill(Doh). I wont use a chainsaw, last time I did that I lost 2” of center. Besides, this trunk has to many burls to screw it up, so it will be awhile.
34” x 28” x 5’ and theres 2 pcs. Enjoy the picture and the possibilities your imagination permits.
A light crack, a freefall(amazing) and a BOOOM/ the groung shooked! They sure are bigger when they are lying. Please suggest ways to mill to maximize yeild.





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TreeBones

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#1 posted 2558 days ago

Looks nice. Wish I was closer.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#2 posted 2558 days ago

Its a small world Ron, believe it or not. Bring your mill.

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WayneC

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#3 posted 2558 days ago

Wow. Looking forward to seeing some boards from this.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Karson

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#4 posted 2558 days ago

Great looking log. Lots of pens there!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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yakerjax

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#5 posted 2558 days ago

I being new to wood have never seen mesquite but this is some beautiful wood… I tell you women friends of mine think I done gone lost my mind but I would rather look at wood that dresses etc… I could spend hours at the local lumber shop or Woodcraft is one of my favorites for all the unique woods.. They are just beautiful…

Cheryl

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GaryK

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#6 posted 2557 days ago

Cheryl – If you were closer I’d marry you!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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RobS

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#7 posted 2557 days ago

Wow, I know you are in Texas and I am in Texas, but that is one BIG mesquite tree.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#8 posted 2557 days ago

Rob, I’ll try to take a picture of a Mesquite still standing, city wont allow its removal. City gots a ban on large tree removal now. Someone bought a corner comercial lot for a gas station, he or they chopped down one of the biggest mesquites here. Since then the city pass a law.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#9 posted 2556 days ago

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I think its a Sabine

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WayneC

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#10 posted 2556 days ago

That is quite a tree Boots. Also, what is new in your neck of the woods?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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RobS

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#11 posted 2556 days ago

Wow, again. I’ve never seen Mesquite trees that big.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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RobS

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#12 posted 2556 days ago

...and I can bearly see the coke bottle for reference…

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#13 posted 2556 days ago

Nuuttin, I need a new bigger mill $6k. seen a huge Pecan trunk yestarday, allready chopped dow. I need to go and pick it up, hope it still there.

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2556 days ago

so glad to hear that the trees are being protected!!
trees 1; people 0. WOO HOO.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Tony

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#15 posted 2552 days ago

Wrap it up in brown paper and send it via USPS. I’ll cut it up for you – I just wish I could make a find like that here!!!!

Seriously – take a look at the Logosol web site (http://www.Logosol.com) (http://www.logosol.com/_sawmills/sawmill_network/?todo=list_owners&location=tx) somebody in your area will have a Mill system and be able to help you – I had no problems milling my big cherry (90 cm 35” diamerter) tree this summer using my M7 (http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Tikka/blog/1315). Good luck

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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