Velvet Mesquite slabs

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Project by BlueStingrayBoots posted 09-14-2007 06:00 AM 9676 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2” slabs, milled, sanded with 60grit and ready. I’m just gonna think about the possabilities. I certainly am gonna build a sofa table with one of the slabs.

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#1 posted 09-14-2007 06:13 AM

That is some pretty wood my friend. I can see several tables there. You have a great spokes model.

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

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#2 posted 09-14-2007 06:17 AM


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#3 posted 09-14-2007 06:23 AM


-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 09-14-2007 06:23 AM

Awesome looking wood!


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#5 posted 09-14-2007 07:16 AM

how much to ship one of those slabs to zip 45044 ?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 09-14-2007 07:26 AM

I’m thinking that slab on the far right (behind the new junior Vanna White) is about the nicest slab of lumber I’ve seen. Hope to see that posted someday with a flawless clear-coat finish.

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

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#7 posted 09-14-2007 08:27 AM

That Mesquite is spectacular (and the model is a doll). If you ever have enough for a couple of small boxes, I’d love to buy some from you. Just PM me, if you ever have any extra (small quantities).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 09-14-2007 10:18 AM

dang… that’s amazing… yah… tables!!

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#9 posted 09-14-2007 12:25 PM

Those are the largest Mesquite boards I have ever seen. I’m sure if you are looking to get rid of these slabs you’ll have plenty of buyers here! Thanks!!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#10 posted 09-14-2007 01:44 PM

So that sawmill is just a big band saw on it’s side. How cool is that. Ok so I am easily impressed.

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#11 posted 09-14-2007 02:19 PM

Thanks everybody! I also like the piece on the far right DB, and the large piece on the far left, those are edge pieces. I should quarter saw logs to get four of those, maybe nextime.
Cajunpen, I have cutoff pieces, I’ll send you a picture.
DW, shipping is roughly $100 Fedex.(149lbs, 70” x 20” x 3”) See my ebay auction(lol)
I used to mill logs on a 12” throat/capacity Grizzly vertical bandsaw but the logs got too heavy as my imagination grew.
I now realize I need a crimping tool/a tool to offset band blade teeth after sharpening. Can somebody please link me too the best tool availabe for that. Thanks again.

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#12 posted 09-14-2007 03:58 PM

Great look boards. Would make some great tables.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 09-14-2007 04:07 PM

Beautiful! Can’t wait to see what you create.

How did you come across the log, and where is the rest of the tree?

-- Wayne - Newbie looking to learn!

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#14 posted 09-14-2007 04:23 PM

Are you asking about a Saw Set Boots?

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#15 posted 09-14-2007 04:29 PM

Let me know if you are interested in getting rid of the scrap. That Mesquite is great for ‘Grillin Steaks’ too!

By the way.. Very Cute Model.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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