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BlueStingrayBoots

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04-19-2012 04:43 PM

57” x 12” x 2.5” and 2.75” Bookmatch pair, they both have a small pith line, some soft area on ends and a couple small checks on end also.
These pieces have been air drying for about a year. I sanded the top and bottom true, 36grit.

$600 plus shipping cost.


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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 04:52 PM

Gorgeous.

Did you see the mallet I made with some of the Texas Ebony I got from you?

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/64348

David

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 05:05 PM

Kool tool David.

Better pictures. The other ones got a gold tint…

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 05:17 PM

Beautiful wood! I wish some of those trees grew in East Tennessee!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 05:30 PM

At the rate global warming is going… Hal, how about I send you some seeds? haha.

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 05:58 PM

Beautiful wood Gerald

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 06:02 PM

I’m drooling, but I’m also broke. What part of Texas are you in?

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 09:09 PM

The southern most part, one hour west of the island.

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 09:56 PM

Darn. Too bad you’re not in the neighborhood. Even if I can’t afford to be spendy at the moment I’d love to at least browse in person. I’ll keep my eyes on this forum. That Texas Ebony really does look like something special.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#9 posted 04-20-2012 07:26 PM

Brian,

It is really special. Probably some of the prettiest wood that grows in North America. Those pieces he has are actually quite unusual. Not much big enough for lumber is ever cut. 12” wide 8/4 is fairly unheard of. I am tickled to get turning blank sizes. It can also have some really spectacular burls.

As much as I like it, I sure am glad I wasn’t the one cutting it. That has to be the most vicious tree to deal with. Thorns like you wouldn’t believe.

Disclaimer: I live in the next town over from Jerry and have drooled on some of the mesquite and ebony he gets.

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#10 posted 04-21-2012 01:30 AM

Wow, you just convinced me to leave a tree in my front yard alone and let it grow. The tree is a texas ebony, it’s been here since i bought the house new. They call it the devils tree due to the nasty thorns all over it. i never knew the wood could be that nice.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#11 posted 04-21-2012 05:17 AM

Hello Ken. Defiantly let and help it grow. A live ebony tree is always better than lumber or furniture. Due some research, keep it trimmed for best growth, pest and disease free. Sell the seeds. Your educated help will result in a magnificent tree.

Thorns aint that bad, I already got um removed and forgot the pain.

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#12 posted 04-25-2012 04:17 PM

Any interests in $20, M-FRB of ebony? Send me an PM.

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#13 posted 04-25-2012 04:29 PM

Newbie question – what’s “M-FRB” stand for?

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#14 posted 04-25-2012 05:05 PM

Medium flat rate box from USPS.

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#15 posted 04-25-2012 05:09 PM

Cool wood thanks for sharing.

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