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Forum topic by lazyoakfarm posted 684 days ago 892 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lazyoakfarm

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684 days ago

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.
Macassar.


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eddy

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#1 posted 684 days ago

that is a score what kinda wood is it ?

-- self proclaimed copycat

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lazyoakfarm

144 posts in 1403 days


#2 posted 684 days ago

Ebony Macassar. It was a great find indeed.

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Bill White

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#3 posted 684 days ago

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

-- bill@magraphics.us

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 684 days ago

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

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

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Jerry

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#5 posted 684 days ago

Gosh that is simply beautiful wood. Nice score :)

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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HawkDriver

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#6 posted 684 days ago

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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Musiclogic

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#7 posted 684 days ago

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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Tennessee

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#8 posted 683 days ago

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

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

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UncleStumpy

368 posts in 918 days


#9 posted 683 days ago

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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lazyoakfarm

144 posts in 1403 days


#10 posted 683 days ago

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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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 683 days ago

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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Loren

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#12 posted 683 days ago

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 lmii.com and see what
they are getting for guitar sets in this species.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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Surfside

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#13 posted 683 days ago

Nice score!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Cosmicsniper

2199 posts in 1764 days


#14 posted 683 days ago

Ugh! Not fair!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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