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S. Texas exotic woods /sold

by BlueStingrayBoots
posted 06-29-2007 04:17 AM


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scottb

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#1 posted 06-29-2007 06:17 AM

Yeah, I’m definatley interested in an assortment of both some milled for small boxes, some for turning – really intrigued to give them a go – I sent you a PM late last night.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#2 posted 06-29-2007 06:33 AM

Your package is ready Scott, let me know what you think after you work it. Some feedback.

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#3 posted 06-30-2007 03:42 AM

Look what I reeled in! Full grown Mesquite.
Got this one in Ro Grande City, higher elevation , 100 degrees + sometimes 105 daily and its a full moon today..

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#4 posted 06-30-2007 03:43 AM

Wow!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 06-30-2007 05:24 AM

Just stick a stamp on that… or toss it over to my Bro-in-law, he can stick that in his suitcase next time he flies up to these parts!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 06-30-2007 05:39 AM

Wonderful find. Looking forward to seeing some boards…

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

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#7 posted 06-30-2007 05:51 AM

WOW!! It really is bigger in Texas! LOL
The only mesquite we have here in SE Arizona are only good for walking sticks, which I might try soon.

You got me droolin now….ha ha

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#8 posted 06-30-2007 06:09 AM

That’s make one mightly walking stick… Maybe that’s what Teddy Roosevelt meant by “carry a big stick”?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#9 posted 06-30-2007 06:20 AM

BTW Boots. I’ve got a piece of So. TX Ebony chucked up in the lathe. I’ll have some photos to post tomorrow. I dropped a frekin bushing and cannot find it. Going to have to make a woodcraft run first thing in the AM….

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

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#10 posted 06-30-2007 12:52 PM

full moon… big tree…..... the Universe is smiling down at you this weekend!!

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

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#11 posted 07-02-2007 04:33 PM

Yea it is MsDebbieP, just found out that this wood is Velvet Mesquite, which is new to me. I’ve been working Honey Mesquite. The difference, HM has a reddish/auburn/brown color and the VM has a brown color and is basicly twice as hard. The universe has givin me a new spieces.

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#12 posted 07-02-2007 04:47 PM

Nice find.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#13 posted 07-03-2007 08:11 PM

Great Find, really, really good.

I live south of San Antonio in the middle of the brush country and those big trees are getting harder and harder to find. Ranchers used to pay people to doze them down and burn them. Now people are paying to take them.

Mesquite is such a beautiful wood for furniture and flooring. There is a guy in Hondo, Tx
http://www.uniquemesquite.com/
making a good living making furniture for folks who just love the stuff. The prices he gets are really steep.

David

-- David

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#14 posted 07-03-2007 08:23 PM

Dont know what you got til its gone.

You know why its so expensive BusNut? Cause once you make something with this wood, its just too doggone hard to let it go and if you keep it with proper care , it will surly withstand the 120yr mark.

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#15 posted 07-04-2007 07:34 PM

I’m drooling! I’m a Proud Native Texan and I love mesquite! There’s a guy in Rosenberg who makes tables and desks out of the stuff. I’ll send you a PM for more info.

-- Erik garagewoodworker.blogspot.com

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#16 posted 07-08-2007 05:52 AM

Erik, see my ebay auctions.
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZusasoutherntipwoodsQQhtZ-1

I can also custom mill some sizes.

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#17 posted 07-08-2007 06:39 AM

Hey Boots. Do you have any ebony boards?

Texas Ebony Pen

This is some ebony chucked up in the lathe….

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#18 posted 07-08-2007 06:51 AM

Turned out pretty nice Wayne, now write me a check. j/k LoL

I dont have any boards milled. Just a buch of logs from 10 to 300lbs. This wood dulls the band really quik. Unless I need some boards for a project, I kinda dont like to mill it anymore. I like turning it though.

Besides milling Ebony produces lots of dust either on the tablesaw or the band and the dust is toxic. OOOp! did I forget to mention that?????

But I’m not sure, just something a local woodworker/harvester told me.

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#19 posted 07-08-2007 06:56 AM

Let me know next time you mill a board with some interesting heartwood/sap wood combo. I’ll pick one up and dry it out. Perhaps 4/4 and 2-3 BF. Good pen blank material. This wood reminds me a lot of desert ironwood. Not quite the contrast, but close.

This is the one I muffed. The center bearing is reversed. I’ve put the rest aside and sealed them in wax. It is about 14% humidity here these days.

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#20 posted 07-08-2007 05:27 PM

Ebony Guitar parts.
Bridge couple fret-boards and bunch of braces. If someone is intrested I can post dimensions and more pics.
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#21 posted 07-08-2007 06:10 PM

Coolness. That’ll make a sweet (and heavy?) Guitar.

Got my package yesterday ebony logs and mesquite… I think the postman is happy to have today off, Weighs nearly a ton! Beautiful stuff and whatta bargain! Thanks for the toxicity warning, perfect timing!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#22 posted 07-08-2007 06:30 PM

Thanks Scott, Glad you were satisfied. I think that will work great for a Heavy-Metal music guitar.

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#23 posted 07-08-2007 09:01 PM

Oscorner, there it is. Pre turned ebony. Its the first piece I’ve seen with purple coloring. Send me a few shipping dollars, so I can send it to you, 3lbs.

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#24 posted 08-10-2007 08:26 AM

Sorry Oscorner that piece checked, I waited too long to ship.

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#25 posted 08-10-2007 08:28 AM

Still got ebony, but I get a hit every time I list on ebay. See auction, LJ’s make reasonable offer on any piece.

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#26 posted 08-10-2007 11:01 PM

2” slabs/sold.
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#27 posted 08-11-2007 02:26 AM

Not sure I’d need a two inch slab, but might like a coupla board feet. Please send me a PM with details.

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

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#28 posted 08-14-2007 04:09 AM

Hello TopE5, theirs a few different mesquite spieces, HM and VM grow here in Mission. I would go with the VM for kitchen cabinets for a light brown color. The HN would be slightly to colorful for home kitchen.

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#29 posted 12-02-2007 10:45 PM

I sold the last of my ebony 1 ton + lot. A freind from n TX is gonna pick up.

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