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Forum topic by ccpanel posted 01-02-2013 05:43 AM 8882 views 2 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ccpanel

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01-02-2013 05:43 AM

I just cut down 5 old growth olive trees.
150-200 years old.
no-I didnt want to but they were getting cut down no matter who did it.

I have a trailer full of large pieces 16-20” long and 10-15” diameter

I also have some(not many) slabs.

I also have a good amount of burls and crotch wood where 2 branches come together creating some extremely awesome grains.

everything is GREEN-I cut it today.

I can chainsaw pieces into flatrate USPS box sizes or if you want bigger-email me for my phone number to figure out cheap options.

I am also going to have access to DRY, dead Orange grove wood.


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#1 posted 01-02-2013 05:56 AM

Hey ccpanel, what would you be asking for a piece that would fit into a medium flat rate box? I’m rehandling a backsaw and was looking for some cool looking wood.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 02:20 PM

Where is this lumber located?

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 03:47 PM

Where is this lumber located?

His profile says Chico CA (About an hour north of Sacramento).

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ccpanel

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#4 posted 01-03-2013 02:28 AM

Yep-Chico,Ca

Make offer for flatrate box.
i can actually use my chainsaw(bandsaw on shopsmith not working) to cut a piece that I think would be great figure in teh shape of any USPS flatrate box.

$40? plus shipping?
No real idea but I think its one of the most beautiful woods and I hate to see it turned into firewood.
Open to offers.

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ccpanel

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 02:38 AM

I turned this

into this

for my dads 80’s birthday. My very first lathe project on friends lathe. I wish to but have not turned anything since.

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 02:51 AM

olive wood is some really cool stuff not much use or budget for it right now, but hopefully things find some good homes

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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ccpanel

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#7 posted 01-03-2013 04:16 AM

Make your own budget.

I only have 2 options.
firewood or craftwork. I really would MUCH rather get an email from anyone showing the cool thing they made rather than see it go up in smoke.

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ccpanel

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 04:58 AM

No smoke for 12 months MIN.

The most significant reason to get it NOW is so that you are in control of drying speed.
I would imagine that Olive needs to dry under controlled conditions.

You know-we have BLAZING hot summers which will in all probability lead to LOTS of cracking.

It will sit here.
Since you coming in person-bring cash and a big truck/bed… whatever. theres plenty. and its OLD so great heartwood and figure.

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TheCook

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#9 posted 01-03-2013 05:13 AM

Man do I need some way to justify driving 3 hours each way to pick up more wood that I don’t need. Olive wood is my favorite thing to work with.

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#10 posted 01-03-2013 06:37 AM

I am interested. I was just in Chico last Friday buying wood at Hughes. I will be back there around the 12th. I live across the mountains in the Susanville area, but have to go to Chico to find nice wood. Olive would be a new one for me. I will add you to my buddies list and contact you then.

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

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ccpanel

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#11 posted 01-03-2013 07:42 AM

Susanville? -roads are clear! =) where you at? Doyle? Herlong? Bieber?

I also have some couple year old HUGE pecan rounds, some ancient Almond, and some cured Walnut logs I would love to trade out to be slabbed-I need enough to make a set of double doors. Tons of Walnut in the 35-45” range and 5-10’ long

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#12 posted 01-03-2013 05:40 PM

I’m looking for olive wood burl or high figure pieces for hollow turnings. Can you cut some pieces that are 3”x3” up to 8”x8” by about 3”-8” long? Big range I know, but I assume you can find some burl that I could hack these sizes out of.
Thanks
Dan

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#13 posted 01-04-2013 09:34 AM

$15.45 Priority MailĀ®
Large Flat Rate Box
23-11/16” x 11-3/4” x 3”
or
12” x 12” x 5-1/2”

$11.35 Priority MailĀ®
Medium Flat Rate Box
13-5/8” x 11-7/8” x 3-3/8”
or
11” x 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”

those are the any wieght flat rate USPS boxes in the 4 largest sizes
naturally-I can ship in any size box you wanna pay for…

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ccpanel

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#14 posted 01-04-2013 09:48 AM

you can either email me driectly off list or we can chat here;

do you want crotches that usually end up like a figure 8 but filled in…
or trunk type pieces with knots/figure?

do you care about sap wood? -the outside section that is VERY light in color but generally has little to no age/figure.

In general with olive if its 4-5” diameter its about 30-40 years old and has no character or figure.

I will post pics on Sat when I am home when the sun is shining.

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#15 posted 01-04-2013 03:11 PM

Good morning,
I’m good for the biggest box (12” x 12” x 5-1/2”) and think that I’m interested in burls or trunk type pieces (but will defer to you on the best looking types). I prefer to keep sap wood to a minimum, but don’t mind some as contrast in a turning. I figured trees of 150-200 years old should have some awesome wood with lots of figure/color … that is what I’m after. Actually, I’ll do a couple of big Flat Rate boxes; whatever size fits the wood you have.
Thanks
Dan

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