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Monster Silver Maple burl slabs

by Sawmillnc
posted 05-29-2010 04:28 AM


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-29-2010 05:52 AM

Nice wood very heavy price

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Sawmillnc

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#2 posted 05-29-2010 06:04 AM

..and the 80 bf burl slabs are close to 400-500 pounds each

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#3 posted 05-29-2010 12:50 PM

I agree with Jim. If you are giving it away LOL. Bring it to me..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Sawmillnc

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 02:45 PM

Yeah these big slabs aren’t cheap, the take down costs, the slabbing and time and figure all add up. Still my costs are cheap compared to my much larger competition.The figure and price is equivalent to burly big leaf maple, but seldom have I seen a big leaf top that was anywhere close to the size of these.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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Sawmillnc

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 09:35 PM

Hello Ottoman. I sent you a pm with all the requested info. Thanks!

Kyle

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 05-29-2010 09:47 PM

Wow that would make some nice pen blanks LOL I am seriously envious ,I wish I had some timber like that.well done.Alistair

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#7 posted 05-30-2010 01:09 AM

I’ll see if I can get SWMBO a second job to buy one. However….......don’t wait on me. That is nice wood and the grain is fantastic!

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#8 posted 05-30-2010 03:42 AM

I like those prices! Cant just pick um up and put um in your car trunk….

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#9 posted 05-31-2010 02:03 AM

Awesome! Wish we had large Maple trees in my neighborhood.

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tyskkvinna

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#10 posted 05-31-2010 04:20 AM

that’s really beautiful :) Quite the hefty tree when it started, eh?!

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#11 posted 06-01-2010 03:28 AM

Thanks Guys/Gals..The trunk weighed in at 9000 pounds..will post more interesting stuff as it becomes available.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#12 posted 06-01-2010 03:55 AM

Off topic, but how the heck do you stabilize such a monster for a table top?

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Sawmillnc

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#13 posted 06-01-2010 04:15 AM

I air dry then kiln dry the slabs. The thickness makes the top pretty stable. Maple in general is a forgiving wood to dry much like Walnut. White Oak and woods like Holly are a bear to kiln dry properly

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#14 posted 06-02-2010 11:35 AM

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#15 posted 06-02-2010 12:27 PM

Did I miss something? Or did a sports forum bleed over?

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rance

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#16 posted 06-02-2010 01:07 PM

$18-$25 per bd ft? Wow, I didn’t know slabs went for that much. I have a lot to learn.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#17 posted 06-02-2010 03:04 PM

The size coupled with the figure is what makes them expensive. Big Leaf maple burl slabs run 25-45/bf. Ziricote can run 30-50/bf depending upon figure. Big walnut runs 15-25/bf with Claro costing more.

If you check out Talarico Hardwoods, Hearne Hardwoods or Berkshire products, the price I am asking is way cheaper ;)

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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Mary Anne

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#18 posted 06-02-2010 03:17 PM

Oh boy, you are within driving distance for me. I need to visit you!

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#19 posted 06-08-2010 02:01 AM

Nice looking slabs. The prices are a little high for raw, green material, but if you can get it, why not.

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Sawmillnc

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#20 posted 06-08-2010 02:26 AM

Who said green? That includes the kiln drying.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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#21 posted 06-13-2010 09:02 PM

The price is very good for that size and figuring. I don’t have a need for this type of wood right now, but will keep it in mind and will certainly refer anyone interested in a piece. I’ve seen tables made of large slabs fetching quite nice prices….In a gallery I was recently in, they had a table smaller then the dimensions listed that was asking around 8k….it had some fancy metal work legs but the wood was not overly figured…but decent…The high price probably was more in line with the type of clientele they cater to (Carmel – near Monterey, CA – lots of art galleries and artists).

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