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Forum topic by Seer posted 02-03-2010 03:27 PM 1260 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2010 03:27 PM

I picked up 2 pieces I thought were good and the combined weight of the 2 are around 100 pounds. See the pics and what do you think? My only problem right now is how to cut the wood in managable pieces. One is about 3 foot long with alot of twists and a s couple of small burls on it and the other is about 16×16 x 12 inches with a ton of heartwood. I don’t think my little battery powered chainsaw is going to be useful . The wood is dry so I think the cracking is done but I can’t wait to get into it and see whats inside.

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 03:49 PM

you could send it to me then you would not have the problem any more! that stuff looks great, I am jealous.

Where can I buy some of that?

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 04:16 PM

I got it off of cgraigslist in the Phoenix area I was actually surprised at the sizes of the pieces. I plan to use alot of it for Pen Blanks and hopefully some bowls and such since there are some checks in it. After I get it open and manageble I will see if I am going to sell or trade some of it or be greedy :-)


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#3 posted 02-04-2010 01:35 AM

Your best bet is to find a a guy with a sawmill and have them put a flat side on it. It would make it easier to resaw on a bandsaw. Both me and Dozer326 are very familiar with ironwood and sawing it up here in tucson. Nice find, but make sure you put a dust mask on, some people are highly sensitive to the dust.

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 04:42 AM

Some good looking wood

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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