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Forum topic by Jeff_harden posted 09-12-2012 11:59 AM 1552 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jeff_harden

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09-12-2012 11:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mesquite burl slabs slab table top turnings

-- Jeff, Denton, TX - www.hardencabinets.com


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Tennessee

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 01:09 PM

Not THAT…is stunning wood!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 01:13 PM

Any plans yet? I love working with flitches when I can, but they are hard to find in my area. I am a bit jealous.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Jeff_harden

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 01:18 PM

I plan to pay some bills with it. $12 per bdft. There in slab form 8/4. Currently air drying.

-- Jeff, Denton, TX - www.hardencabinets.com

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 03:02 PM

I hope you sealed them properly. It looks like they’re already checking.

Beautiful though. Love the colors.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 06:48 PM

I’m not adept at estimating board feet yet, so what would one of the larger slabs run total?

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

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 06:51 PM

Wow, I didn’t think mesquite got that big! Gorgeous stuff!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#7 posted 09-12-2012 07:40 PM

so what would one of the larger slabs run total?Brian

I’m guessing:

~18” wide x 2” thick by 15’ long === 1.5’ x 2” x 15’ = 45 bd ft per big slab

Maybe 37 ft if it’s 15” wide.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#8 posted 09-12-2012 08:05 PM

I have 9 slabs in the Flitch they are around 20” wide x 14.5’ Long x 8/4 Thick. I got around 48bdft in each slab. Yes they are sealed and shed drying.

-- Jeff, Denton, TX - www.hardencabinets.com

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#9 posted 09-12-2012 08:19 PM

Jeff,

Thanks. That sure is nice lumber. If I ever make enough to buy some nice slabs I may have to drive up to Denton to check out your stuff.

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

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