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Forum topic by Nubsnstubs posted 06-27-2017 02:32 PM 354 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nubsnstubs

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06-27-2017 02:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip road trip enjoyable day good company

I just visited AZ Woody’s place Sunday. The visit was made because over the last couple years, I’ve threatened myself with going out there just because. After he invited me and the LJ locals for a gathering on Saturday, I accepted right away, then realized I had another engagement. So, I drove out there Sunday instead.

He had a visitor from Pa. by the name of Robert or David. CRS creeping in. His handle here on LJ is Aden——-?. Again, CRS. He was funny, but I could see that the heat was taking it’s toll on him. People from east should never visit our desert in the summer, but I give anyone who does a lot of credit for doing so if they survive….

Besides Charles being a really nice guy, I must say, I was surprised at the amount of wood he has on hand. It’s a shame I went there to just visit, because if I had gone there with the intention of buying wood, I would not have been disappointed. My estimate of the inventory would be near 2000-4000 bdft of Eucalyptus, Mesquite, Ironwood, possibly Palo Verde, and other desert woods. That is the milled wood.

One piece in particular that really stood out was Desert Ironwood. It had the most beautiful pattern and colors I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of Ironwood in my day. I tried to upload a picture, but my camera program didn’t want to cooperate.

He had a pile of very large logs of the above mentioned woods, including the largest Mesquite log I’ve ever seen. It had to be near 40”- 48” diameter, and at least 8’ long with a bunch of branch cuts from the trunk. Mesquite doesn’t normally get that large or that tall without being a multi trunk tree.

Besides the 119 degree day, it was a pleasant road trip…..... Jerry (in Tucson)

I forgot to mention that his wood shop should have a drainage system because of all the drool most of us would be flooding his shop with.

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com


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KelleyCrafts

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#1 posted 06-27-2017 04:42 PM

Wish you could have made it that Saturday Jerry. We had a great time for sure!

I’ve been to his place like 6 or 7 times and I always bring some wood back with me. I can mill small stuff myself but big stuff comes from AZWoody. Great guy, always hospitable and we had an amazing feast on Saturday. Was yummy.

I’ve spent a couple days in that shop you mention, helping him out with some stuff and yes, he has it all and it’s twice the size of my shop. Definitely easy to envy his setup for sure. Good you made the trip.

Edit: Rob is the crazy dude from back east. Dave (me), is the good looking dude from the valley.

-- http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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AZWoody

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#2 posted 06-27-2017 08:20 PM

You guys crack me up.

It was a great weekend for sure. I’m hoping when the weather cools down and I slow down a bit more, we’ll do another get together but extend the invites to any other Lumberjocks who want to make it down.

I’ll admit Jerry, after you left, I went home and had to lay down for an hour or so. The heat really got to me that day which rarely happens.

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