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Ebony tree available 6/20/08

by BlueStingrayBoots
posted 12-11-2007 07:11 AM


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#1 posted 12-11-2007 01:24 PM

WOW!!

Willing to sell one log? To Calif.? Wt.? Cost?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 12-11-2007 07:52 PM

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#3 posted 12-11-2007 08:05 PM

oh my goodness…
get the defibrillators out – I think some Lj’s are going to have heart attacks when they see this!! Oh the possibilities

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 12-11-2007 10:30 PM

Wow! Get that root ball chucked on the lathe! And what delights lurk within those logs..

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#5 posted 12-11-2007 11:01 PM

There should be some very interesting wood in that stump.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 12-12-2007 04:58 AM

Great looking logs BSRB

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 12-12-2007 01:15 PM

I’m gonna seal whole lot and keep it, sorry, see ya.
Happy holidays.

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#8 posted 12-12-2007 02:25 PM

Well, have fun, pilgrim.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 12-12-2007 05:17 PM

When will you cut it open?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 12-12-2007 05:24 PM

My question is how’s the pickup? It looks like a whole lot of weight for any pickup.

Enjoy, boy what fun!

Dalec

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#11 posted 12-12-2007 06:07 PM

I’m going to pressure wash the root and cut away whatever turing pieces I can get and seal. Ill trim the ends of logs flat and seal. The trunk is to heavy so I’ll mill that in 3 pieces and seal. I’m goingto Lowes to get a gallon of thompsens or olympic weather sealer. Any other ideas will be appreciated.
I’ll stack these outside and place a tarp overthem for about 6months or til they shrink slightly and all the bark falls off.
I’m undecided now about any projects, but I do need some 1/8” thick x 2”wide strips for dinner table and a few long strip inlays for a bookmatch desk.

The pickup….1/2 ton, I took 3 trips. We drove that ol mule through the carwash so shes all smiles now.

I desperatly need a dual axle trailer.
I think I’ll pass on the root so if somebody wants it let me know($neg). Ill ship it C.O.D. on a pallet.

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#12 posted 12-12-2007 10:27 PM

I ordered my first 5gal of anchorseal. $72. It will be worth it.

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#13 posted 12-12-2007 10:41 PM

Wowsers! I hope that beast was relatively close to home!

Have fun with it!

-- Living on the square...

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#14 posted 12-13-2007 02:19 AM

You mean your home Damocles? Aaaaa, nope.

I still cant believe I own it all. Theres definatly some high skilled wood crafters here that deserve it more than me. But I’ll take it and become better skilled myself! Thankyou very much!

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#15 posted 12-13-2007 03:08 AM

LOL! Nope, I wouldn’t know what to do with all that fine wood! Wait, that sounds weird…

-- Living on the square...

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#16 posted 12-28-2007 06:45 AM

I have a buyer for the root and I decided to sell the trunk. The ends are waxed. If someone is intrested let me know. $750

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#17 posted 02-19-2008 06:04 AM

Do you still have that ebony trunk for sale? Any way to have it delivered by freight to Montreal, Canada? I might be interested. Please contact me by email: lechevaldebois@hotmail.com

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#18 posted 02-19-2008 06:26 AM

Your in luck, Although the price has changed to $998. I have offers for pieces, I just havnt been intrested in milling it.

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#19 posted 02-19-2008 07:07 AM

That’s a 25% increase! You advertised it here for weeks at 750$ and now that someone is interested, Wham!
This is a bit unfair, don’t you think?
At 750$, you have a deal but at 998$, I’ll have to think about it …

Please send me pictures with the dimensions and if possible the exact weight, I’ll check with a few carriers.
Where are you located?

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#20 posted 02-19-2008 12:48 PM

I emailed you, explaining my situation and yea, I know how it looks, I am sorry about not relisting $ increase. In the business world….demand corrals all transactions….... Again I’ve been offered $1300 for milled pieces and I havnt found anymore either.
Your the first serious intrest here since I listed 70days ago. I want you to have this trunk, I’ve seen your work. Please concider my situation, make me your best/honest offer.

If you choose to decline, I’ll understand.

Thanks

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#21 posted 02-20-2008 01:20 AM

CONSIDER THE EBONY TRUNK SOLD!!!!
OH MY GOD I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!
I will email you for the details.
This site is GREAT! :)

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#22 posted 02-20-2008 01:28 AM

Me too, but let me send you a few more pics. I dont want you to get any surprises or upsets. I want you to know exactly what your getting.

God bless!

And may he bless me with another ebony tree.

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#23 posted 02-20-2008 01:44 AM

These are pictures of the trunk. Its sealed.

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#24 posted 02-20-2008 02:47 AM

After you get the trunk milled up, please post pic’s of the boards. I think we would all love to see what was inside!!

-- Jeff, Indiana

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#25 posted 02-20-2008 02:50 AM

I’ll give myself salesman of the month award. Who agrees? lol

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#26 posted 02-20-2008 02:59 AM

That’s a nice chunk o’ wood, isn’t it? I feel like a 12 year old boy staring at the bras section in the Sears catalog! :-) Oh the infill planes! Oh the crazy beautiful veneers! Oh the turnings! the carvings! the tabletops!
I will be honored to use every little bit of this beautiful tree. Now keep your dog away from it RIGHT NOW, will ya! Hee,hee…
You will receive my Paypal payment tonight.
I feel like dancin’!

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#27 posted 02-20-2008 03:05 AM

Five solid ebony tree limbs available, Waxed sealed. Staight and about 5’-6’ long each. (I’ll have to measure to be sure though)
$1125

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#28 posted 02-20-2008 03:16 AM

Man you’re killing me!....
Here’s a new offer: 1050$ +3% for Paypal and you ship me your best log + the trunk.
Do we have a deal?

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#29 posted 02-20-2008 03:26 AM

Ok sounds good! The best log being the biggest, I guess.

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#30 posted 02-20-2008 03:33 AM

You be the judge

Biggest and longest, of course! ;-)
In this case, size DOES matter!

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#31 posted 02-20-2008 03:35 AM

Your package ships tommorro at noon. Thanks lechevaldebois.

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#32 posted 02-20-2008 07:37 AM

Fun to watch what you guys are up to here! Sounds like a win-win…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#33 posted 02-20-2008 08:16 AM

Gavel down on a cool horse trade. I can here the auctioneer’s spiel in my head (some ancient tobacco ad from my youth, I think) – SOLD AMERICAN!

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

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#34 posted 02-20-2008 08:38 AM

Now…Pardon my ignorance but I usually deal in veneers, never in my life bought green logs to turn into lumber…What should I do with these when they get here in Montreal? I was thinking to bring them right away to a sawmill and have half of it milled into nice wide boards 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick and keep the bark on both sides (for funky tabletops) then to have all the boards kiln dried. The other half of it I would bring to have sliced in nice 1/16’’ thick veneers (many veneer plants around here).
Climate here in snowy Montreal is…well, COLD at this time of year.The logs come from Texas. I am afraid they will suffer a big shock because of the sudden change in weather/humidity/climate…Since I’m leaving on vacation for 3 weeks beginning of March, the logs will have to wait some time before heading to the sawmill/veneer plant. Sould I just leave them outside (in the snow!) and cover them with a tarp or keep them in my heated shop? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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#35 posted 02-20-2008 11:40 AM

Leave them in your shop. Sample a small piece for kiln drying. I’ve never kiln dried, so I couldnt tell you. If I mill a piece and leave it out, it checks. Tung oil aint enough finish/sealer either. Be a professional with this wood, it sure does require it. Anchor seal unused portions. I use to use sulifain/ plastic wrap to preserve wood, that seemed to worked good.

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#36 posted 02-22-2008 04:23 AM

is that tree from tx.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#37 posted 02-22-2008 04:55 AM

Yes, I’ve only seen them round here, 70mile radius.

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#38 posted 02-28-2008 01:06 AM

Hey Boots, The ebony logs made it to Montreal. They arrived this morning at the Yellow depot. I went to do the paperwork today to clear the logs from customs and didn’t have any major problem (except they asked to see my bank statement for this transaction…so I had to pay the taxes on the real amount. No biggie.) Yellow will bring the logs at my shop tomorrow at no extra cost. I found someone with a portable sawmill to cut my logs into lumber and If it’s nice, I’ll have some of it sliced into veneer at a veneer mill. Of course I’ll post pictures of the finished product here.
Thanks again. Will do business again no doubt.

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#39 posted 02-28-2008 02:08 AM

Thankyou Patrick, I do appreciate it. You should of let me know, I would of emailed an invoice. That aint regular wood, its going to need special care. Good luck!

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#40 posted 02-28-2008 03:09 AM

I’ll take whatever advice you or anybody else here on LJ can give me about precautions I should take with that ebony before and after sawing… I’m totally new at this…I called a Wood-Mizer retailer they told me to use a 4 degrees blade. The guy who will cut my ebony owns a LT-40 model … Do you know if any lubricant is required while sawing ebony? Can the slabs wait for 3 weeks before going to the kiln-dryer/veneer plant? Should I keep the slabs wet and wrapped in plastic until then or just seal them and leave them uncovered in my heated shop?? How should I stack the boards? How much space should I leave between the sticks? Not much info available on the Net about this…Thanks in advance guys!

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#41 posted 02-28-2008 03:17 AM

I dont use any lube so I dont stain wood, I think you should use anchorseal for any pieces not in use.

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#42 posted 02-28-2008 05:18 AM

If you are not going to get this in a kiln immediately you will need to sticker with at least 1 inch squares every 2 feet. You will then need to put weight evenly across the entire lot of cut wood. If you have it outdoors you will need to cover with a plastic tarp. Get that in a kiln asap! Sharp tools are needed to work ebony and dust protection is critical.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#43 posted 02-29-2008 02:59 AM

There they are: from Texas to my shop in Montreal. Amazing logs! They’re going to the sawmill and veneer plant this week-end. ebony logs in Montreal
me and my ebony logs

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#44 posted 02-29-2008 03:23 AM

Do you have a lathe lechevaldebois?
The dried out part on the smaller log, you need to turn that for a rainbow of colors.

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#45 posted 02-29-2008 03:48 AM

Of course I got a lathe. I will do that. Thanks!

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#46 posted 02-29-2008 04:19 AM

oh man
just read that whole conversation
intense
i wish that i had had about 1500 extra dollars just appear out of knowwhere about a month ago so i could have got a piece of that

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#47 posted 03-09-2008 09:33 AM

Here are my ebony boards. Tough wood to cut: the poor guy destroyed 7 blades on his Wood-Mizer LT40 hydrolic! To make matters worse, a brass hook was hidden in the middle of the trunk, we cut it in 2! (good it wasn’t steel!) Most of the boards look pretty nice except for 2 thick ones that came from the middle of the trunk, which was predictable. Not sure if I will bring some boards to the veneer plant: most have irregular shapes that would make bookmatching impossible and trimming them straight would be a pity… I might buy a killer carbide bandsaw blade and slice my own veneer when needed instead. I am starting to build a kiln dryer now…To be continued.

Ebony forest
Neatly stacked waiting for the kiln dryer

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#48 posted 03-09-2008 04:40 PM

I wish I knew what to tell you about preserving all that wood for future use, I guess you’ll have to use your best judgement. So how does your shop smell?
I use the dust for flowerpots or soil/fertilizer mix.
I use woodmiser blades also and sharpen them 3-4 times with minigrinder and set teeth. I’ve tried harder more expensive blades but they get dull too, so I chose to use lots of woodmiser blades. 10” table saw blade lasts a good while though.
Have a look at IAP.com, they know alot about casting fillers injections etc. They are pen turners seems the dont let anything go to waste and can make the best of any wood scrap.

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#49 posted 03-09-2008 05:04 PM

Great series of discussion. Good luck on the transformation from logs to finished products.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#50 posted 03-09-2008 06:25 PM

My shop stinks!!! OMG what an awful smell this wood has when wet! I will put it in a kiln to dry ASAP. I was told by some that the wood dust was toxic but I really don’t think it is. There were 4 of us standing around the Woodmizer while cutting the logs and none of us wore a mask or gloves. Nobody dropped dead or even sneezed.

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