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Knockonit

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12-17-2017 03:13 PM

I find myself awash with large mesquite logs, (say 10-maybe 24’’ x almost 2 ft long) and i just picked up some willow acacia, freshly cut a week ago, some are quite large.
i have sealed all ends of both species, and know for a fact i will never turn all of these or even a decent percentage,

I am in process of picking up some pistachio and some olive wood, have no knowledge of size yet, but will advise once i have it.

I would be happy to share this bonanza with any interested.
I live in north central phoenix, around greenway road and cave creek road area.
some pieces are quite large,

you can email me at rj2437@yahoo.com if interested.

best of sunday for you
Rj

Oh and yes it is free, no obligation, i just hate to have it hang around here and have no use to someone
thx
rj


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#1 posted 12-21-2017 03:02 AM

I fell heir to some large 30-36” rounds of Eucalyptus. I slabbed the larger ones, 5 to 6”, and halfed the smaller. I live Ft. Mohave near Bullhead City. I also had a neighbor give me 20- 8 to 10” rounds of Willow Acacia to. It is a difficult wood to turn. Did you cut blanks of the mesquite? I don’t have a truck so I can’t take advantage of this as much as I wish I could. I would be interested in some of the pistachio and olive when you get more info. Would you like some of the Ecu if we make contact?

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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Knockonit

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#2 posted 12-21-2017 03:08 AM

yes most certainly, should have more information after the blessed event is over. I did not prep blanks, but am planning on it, will when we meet bring some blanks of what ever i have, is no way i can even begin to use what i have.
i missed a couple real nice hunks of mulberry today, kinda bummed me out, it was beautiful and perfect size.
oh well, mother nature will provide if i am patient enough

thanks
rj

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#3 posted 12-21-2017 02:06 PM

I may have miswrote; by blanks I mean moveable chunks. I don’t have a band saw large enough to make blanks. I start with something small enough to pick up, cut the corners off enough to balance it somewhat and go from there. The Euc. is slabbed 5-6 inches, 16” wide and about 24 inches long. Sealed with BLO and Paraffin endgrain. Still they weigh 50-60 lbs. apiece. pics included

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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Knockonit

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#4 posted 12-21-2017 02:08 PM

holy cow, thats some nice looking stuff

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#5 posted 12-21-2017 02:29 PM

I am definitely interested in some logs.

I can offer some service with my 19” bandsaw to make some blanks of them, if that is useful to you.
My saw can handle a 12 1/2” thick cut okay with my 1” blade.

I did a vanity with an Olive Burl a few years ago – it turned out beautiful. (Can be seen in Phoenix Home and Garden magazine, November 2016 issue, page 128.)
It would be fun to work with Olive again – maybe turn a bowl.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#6 posted 12-21-2017 04:01 PM

Were you addressing knockonit or me?

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#7 posted 12-21-2017 04:12 PM

Any comers…

I want logs for turnings, I got a big bandsaw.
Seems like some exchange could be arranged.
Maybe knockonit wants some blanks cut also.

He says he will let them go for free, but, I don’t mind being of some service to my fellow Lumberjocks.

I live in Laveen, (technically a village within Phoenix city limits), but work in the Deer Valley Airpark area, so I pass by his location twice daily on weekdays. (In my F150 no less)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Knockonit

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#8 posted 12-21-2017 04:23 PM

WE will get together, supposedly gonna have some olive end of next week, appears my compadre is cutting down a few mature units. Will advise.

I have presently willow acacia, and mesquite.

do have a handle on some pistachio, i may have to buy this, but my good ness is it beautiful wood, especially if left in the sun turns a crimson red.

merry christmas
Rj in az

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#9 posted 12-21-2017 09:17 PM

Willow Acacia, what I’ve seen of it, looks amazing.
I’m sending email in a moment.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#10 posted 12-21-2017 11:49 PM

wish I was down there… used to fly into PHX regularly, sis lived in Tucson… alas no more

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#11 posted 12-22-2017 02:45 AM

Nice work DS. I wish I lived closer.
I am in the boonies about 2 hours from you. I have been wanting to get my hands on some Olive to slab up.

Jack, did you get those eucalyptus pieces waxed as soon as they were cut? I’m really surprised at the lack of checking as that is one of the species that starts cracking within a day of being cut.

As an aside I have been thinking of having some kind of get together for anyone in Arizona and SoCal who are relatively close. We can have a bbq andcan even do some kind of exchange. We had a small one in June and it was a blast. Lots of good food.

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#12 posted 12-22-2017 03:12 AM



Nice work DS. I wish I lived closer.
I am in the boonies about 2 hours from you. I have been wanting to get my hands on some Olive to slab up.

Jack, did you get those eucalyptus pieces waxed as soon as they were cut? I m really surprised at the lack of checking as that is one of the species that starts cracking within a day of being cut.

As an aside I have been thinking of having some kind of get together for anyone in Arizona and SoCal who are relatively close. We can have a bbq andcan even do some kind of exchange. We had a small one in June and it was a blast. Lots of good food.

- AZWoody


AZWOODY: As I cut them I waxed them. They are big enough that I can cut away the end cracks that were there before I slabbed them. I hope to make the next BBQ.

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#13 posted 12-22-2017 03:20 AM


Nice work DS. I wish I lived closer.
I am in the boonies about 2 hours from you. I have been wanting to get my hands on some Olive to slab up.

Jack, did you get those eucalyptus pieces waxed as soon as they were cut? I m really surprised at the lack of checking as that is one of the species that starts cracking within a day of being cut.

As an aside I have been thinking of having some kind of get together for anyone in Arizona and SoCal who are relatively close. We can have a bbq andcan even do some kind of exchange. We had a small one in June and it was a blast. Lots of good food.

- AZWoody

AZWOODY: As I cut them I waxed them. They are big enough that I can cut away the end cracks that were there before I slabbed them. I hope to make the next BBQ.

- Jack Lewis

I just hope i don’t schedule it when you’re fishing or wait til you’re back from a trip so you can bring some fish to throw on the grill haha.

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Knockonit

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#14 posted 12-22-2017 01:52 PM

AZwoody
i see you are in roll az, boy what a small world, worked on quite a few places down there in the 90s i believe.
stayed at the mobile home park across from the eatery there in town, man they had awesome food.
would run down to san luis (we called it st. louie) to party a mite. lol,
did a fair amount of work with the echeveria family (never get the spelling right)
anyway, lots of good times in the area.

looking forward to bbq, i’m in,
merry christmas to those that subscribe to it.
Rj in Az.


Nice work DS. I wish I lived closer.
I am in the boonies about 2 hours from you. I have been wanting to get my hands on some Olive to slab up.

Jack, did you get those eucalyptus pieces waxed as soon as they were cut? I m really surprised at the lack of checking as that is one of the species that starts cracking within a day of being cut.

As an aside I have been thinking of having some kind of get together for anyone in Arizona and SoCal who are relatively close. We can have a bbq andcan even do some kind of exchange. We had a small one in June and it was a blast. Lots of good food.

- AZWoody


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AZWoody

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#15 posted 12-22-2017 03:45 PM



AZwoody
i see you are in roll az, boy what a small world, worked on quite a few places down there in the 90s i believe.
stayed at the mobile home park across from the eatery there in town, man they had awesome food.
would run down to san luis (we called it st. louie) to party a mite. lol,
did a fair amount of work with the echeveria family (never get the spelling right)
anyway, lots of good times in the area.

looking forward to bbq, i m in,
merry christmas to those that subscribe to it.
Rj in Az.

- Knockonit

If the place you’re talking about is the Basque in Tacna, then it’s still there. I’m actually going with the family to eat there tonight. Francis, the owner still sits there at a table on the dining floor and keeps a hawk’s eye on everything, haha.

I’ll start a post soon on possible dates to see what we can come up that is agreeable to most of the people.
I’m sure a Saturday works best but we can do Sunday also.

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