Velvet Mesquite slabs

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Project by BlueStingrayBoots posted 2513 days ago 5651 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 2512 days ago

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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-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 2512 days ago

Awesome looking wood!


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#5 posted 2512 days ago

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 2512 days ago

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 2512 days ago

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 2512 days ago

dang… that’s amazing… yah… tables!!

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#9 posted 2512 days ago

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 2512 days ago

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

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#11 posted 2512 days ago

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 2512 days ago

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 †

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#13 posted 2512 days ago

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 2512 days ago

Are you asking about a Saw Set Boots?

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#15 posted 2512 days ago

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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