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dezard

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03-25-2010 05:05 AM

What would be a good price for a 50 lb Desert Ironwood Burl ? Pondering whether to cut it up or to sell just out right.


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#1 posted 03-25-2010 04:30 PM

thats a big burl to send throught the mail, you may have more luck cutting it up. send me a pm with some pics if you do, i would love to try my hand at a piece of iron wood. thanks.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 04:43 AM

could you include a pic. I would be very interested in the whole thing.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 04:17 PM

I would be interested as well…....

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#4 posted 03-29-2010 04:39 PM

yeah, I post some more pics here later today been cleaning it up taking off the sapwood.

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#5 posted 03-29-2010 05:13 PM

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#6 posted 03-31-2010 04:47 AM

let me know what you sell it for please. I have tons of ironwood, and I’m curious to see what it’s worth too. Thanks

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 01:11 AM

hey dozer when you get around to selling that ironwood drop me a pm i would be interested in trying some.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 02:43 AM

I would sell the ironwood whole, if you cut it up, you might lose value because of the cracking that you potentially don’t see. The ironwood that I come across is usually from land clearing sites and is bulldozed into piles. The wood is green and therefore has minimal cracking, if cut quick and sealed. The burl you have looks great, it looks like a 4 dollar a pound piece to me, to the right knife maker. Hope this helps.

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#9 posted 04-06-2010 12:19 PM

thanks, for the advice. Im going to go ahead and rather quarter it than sell it whole. The grain and figure is amazing want to exploit as much as possible. my problem is tools, and lack of them that is. ironwood is a pain to work with the dust especially you know. Most of all my work after the chainsaw, is done by hand with wood file, draw knife, pocket knife , or anything i can sharpened.

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 03:19 PM

let me know how much a quarter of it will weigh , i am still interested in trying some?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#11 posted 04-06-2010 08:06 PM

I will here in the next day or so..

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#12 posted 01-31-2012 12:44 AM

Dozer let me know if you want to sell some I might be interested.

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