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05-24-2012 10:38 PM

My neighbor called to see if I wanted to help him clean up some wind damage. Resulted in a lot of work but LOTS of wood. Anybody used mulberry for anything? It is bright yellow. The mulberry was live, the pecan dead and dry. If anyone wants to pick some up in Tulsa, I’ll share.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 10:40 PM

If I could afford it I would come get it all!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 10:52 PM

I will be in south Tulsa (91st & Harvard) next weekend – I’ll bring the coffee.

-- Theron W., Enid, OK - as a young man I enjoyed boxing, now I just like making them.

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 11:04 PM

If you have never used it before it ought to be exciting working with it.Congratulations on the new iditions to your family.I bet you and your wife are so excited.lol lol

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 11:15 PM

what a great score Andy, you might want to seal the ends up on the mulberry, i would hate to see it crack on you and make it harder to work with…im sure you know what to use, i look forward to seeing what the mulberry looks like, are you going to re saw it and let it dry that way, if you leave it in the log form , it will take a really long time to dry…, are those pictures of your place, if so its a beautiful looking place, with some really nice horse paddocks…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 11:16 PM

and why is it that when i look at this stack of wood, i see nothing but boxes all over the place…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 11:58 PM

Great score. If I leave in the morning it is only 1,730 miles to Tulsa. I should be there sometime early Monday. Actually, I will be sitting at South Lake Tahoe doing a show. Have fun with your free wood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#7 posted 05-25-2012 12:41 AM

Great score Andy….and kudos for helping out your neighbor.

Mill up the trunk into cants and resaw into boards later and you should have some good fun.

Looks like some wicked compression grain on what I’m guessing is a large branch…. That ones probably best suited for the fire wood pile.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 05-25-2012 12:57 AM

Monte, You can afford the wood. It’s free. The trip/fuel not so free but I’m sure it will be here if you ever get this way.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 05-25-2012 01:00 AM

Oh, me o my, Andy is, a lucky guy… like Grizz, I see boxes in your future

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 05-25-2012 01:37 AM

Not getting into the politics side, gas is really not free. Still hope to come through this fall.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 05-25-2012 02:03 AM

Wow, you should learn a lot by cutting processing the green wood. Yes, seal the ends, and cover it with a tarp too. Just enough to keep the rain and direct sunlight off of it. Great score. I’ll be telling you soon about the wood flooring I got this week.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#12 posted 05-25-2012 02:23 AM

I just came across some Mulberry myself, found it up in Mass. when its air dried it looks alot like walnut so don’t stack it close to some.. when I purchased my last pile of walnut there were two pieces of Mulberry mixed in.. He was good about it and gave me the two boards of walnut and let me keep the Mulberry.. Have not used it yet, but when I planned some of it off, the dark redish color went right back to yellow. Does anyone know if it will hold its color when finished or will it turn dark again? really looked nice when it had the darker color.. good luck with it.. nice score..

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#13 posted 05-25-2012 02:38 AM

andy i forgot to tell you to keep it dry, do you have any room in your shop complex where you can bring it in and forget it for a year or two. seal the ends and walk away from it…in fact i would just right the date that you can use it and post it next to the pile…....or if you kep a record book where you write down important dates, but it in there…..unless you put it in a kiln, you need to let it set i year, per inch of woodm toy ideally want between 5 and 8 percent, anything over that, your taking the risk of cracking…hope this helps…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 05-25-2012 02:44 AM

check out this web site, its about anchorseal, and the many colors you can get it in http://www.uccoatings.com/files/Attachments/Product%20Color%20Chart.pdf

one benifit of different colors, is you can use that to color code whice wood is what colorm if you start getting many wood species, you just might want to color code them, and take the guessing part out of it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#15 posted 05-25-2012 03:07 AM

What a fantyastic stack of future boxes Andy! It just might be time for you to look into building a solar kiln. They are fairly easy to build and would give you the chance to turn those logs into useable lumber in a month or two. A friend built a solar kiln and dried over 5000 ft of oak in it.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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