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Forum topic by JRT posted 07-30-2011 12:01 PM 1622 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-30-2011 12:01 PM

I am looking for a mesquite slab in a high grain figure. The piece I am looking for needs be a minmum size of 12/4×12” x 48” with no cracks. I understand I may need buy a larger slab and cut the center out to get this piece. This is for a gun stock project.

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#1 posted 07-30-2011 02:20 PM

One of our members, BlueStingrayBoots sells mesquite slabs. You might see if he can help you with this.

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#2 posted 07-30-2011 05:36 PM

Yeah, he is probably out hunting wood… I think that tropical storm just went over him.

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#3 posted 08-03-2011 11:05 PM

I probably have a chunk of 12/4 that size. I recently ran onto some pretty nice mesquite logs. Handling that stuff in this Texas heat wave had me seriously questioning my sanity but now that it’s slabbed and stickered I guess it was worth all the hassle. Most is in 8/4 and 4/4 but I’ve got some thick enough I reckon. It’s pretty freshly cut so the m/c will be up there but mesquite’s well known as pretty stable. What corner of the world are you in? I’m in central Texas, not too far from Temple & Waco.

I also may have a shot at a little more next week and could do some in 12/4 if there’s any wide enough.

I’ve also got several really nice bookmatched pairs in 4/4 and 8/4 (Including a couple of 4 footers from a mega-stump that are something like 20” broad) if anyone else out there in LJ-land is interested.

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#4 posted 08-05-2011 08:53 AM

Sounds like a good deal. I am in south La. but do get over to Gatesville, Tx. a few times a year. If you think you have something that would fit my needs and is a nice piece of wood is there any chance you could send me a picture and your asking price. I am in no Big hurry so if you think your next cutting may be better I can wait.



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#5 posted 08-11-2011 12:51 AM

-- lcurrent ( It's not a mistake till you run out of wood )

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