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Forum topic by lazyoakfarm posted 09-16-2012 03:25 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-16-2012 03:25 PM

Another Craigslist find. we are building a house, so Im thinking that this will make a nice front door. This stuff is really hard and really heavy.

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#1 posted 09-16-2012 03:28 PM

that is a score what kinda wood is it ?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#2 posted 09-16-2012 05:02 PM

Ebony Macassar. It was a great find indeed.

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#3 posted 09-16-2012 05:48 PM

Beautiful wood. I’ve only done one small project with it. Watch out for splinters. DAMHIK.


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#4 posted 09-16-2012 05:49 PM

You suck more than my DC!... Dang!.... ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 09-16-2012 06:59 PM

Gosh that is simply beautiful wood. Nice score :)

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 06:40 AM

That’s a lot of coin sitting in the bed of your truck! Nice score!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 07:41 AM

I build guitars for a living, all I can say is WOW! good for you!

-- a man never fails, he just quits trying.

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#8 posted 09-17-2012 10:49 AM

Really, I also build guitars, would I love to score a load like that!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#9 posted 09-17-2012 10:55 AM

Dude, how much did you pay? Wait, don’t tell me, I might cry!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#10 posted 09-17-2012 03:49 PM

My wife says I should sell it because It’s too expensive for a front door. I should probably consider that because I don’t have the skill set to make anything else yet. Just couldn’t pass it up, but it will probably be a few years before I use it. Maybe I should try and trade it for a woodworking lessons… I would probably kick myself in the butt for selling it, that’s why I have a pole barn full of stuff. You just never know when you might need it…

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#11 posted 09-17-2012 03:54 PM

If that is the case, then get busy and pick up your skills! All I suggest is to NOT use this stuff to practice on. Wait until you indeed mastered the skills for whatever project you are planning for this wood. Good luck!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 09-17-2012 04:21 PM

I’d recommend you hold onto it for veneering. A shop
with a saw really designed for resawing would be able to
cut it for you with minimal material loss. An advantage
of using your own veneers is they can be made thicker
which makes them workable as solid wood, more or less.

The boards look wide enough to make guitar sides and
4-5 piece backs. You can go to and see what
they are getting for guitar sets in this species.


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#13 posted 09-17-2012 04:24 PM

Nice score!

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#14 posted 09-17-2012 05:05 PM

Ugh! Not fair!

-- jay,

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