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WDHLT15

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03-08-2013 12:25 PM

I have some extra wormy quartersawn white oak for sale that I cut on my portable sawmill and air dried. I say wormy because there are some ambrosia beetle holes which adds to the character. I have 4/4, 6/4, and 8/4. Prices start at $3.75 per board foot based on grade and thickness. Some of this lumber would make awesome work bench tops.

If you are in the Georgia area and are interested, send me a PM and we will discuss and I can send some pictures.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln


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#1 posted 03-09-2013 03:05 AM

I’ll post here first, and then PM. I’d like some of that for turning, and you could ship it in one of those USPS mailers for pretty cheap.

...and by “extra” wormy you mean left over, as opposed to “lots more holes than I want”. ;)

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#2 posted 03-09-2013 03:11 AM

If you have a worm infestation problem the wood can’t be worth more than a $1. You trying to rip us off?

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 12:58 PM

Atom,

By extra, I meant extra in the sense that it is more lumber than I need, so I am selling some of the ”extra” wood. Not all the boards have ambrosia beetle holes, and those that do don’t have many.

DKV,

No, not trying to rip off anyone. I would rather give you the wood than have you think that you got ripped off. Are you familiar with ambrosia beetles? They attack dying or just dead trees. This white oak lumber came from a log that came from a large sawmill. The beetles got in the log while it was on the logyard. They can only survive in green wood. As the lumber dries, they leave, leaving behind little black rimmed holes. This can give the wood more character if you like that sort of thing. If you don’t, that is fine, too.

After the lumber was sawn, all boards were sprayed with a borate salt solution to prevent powderpost beetle infestation. That did not affect the ambrosia beetle larvae that were already in the log, but it did when they bored out (they perished). Here is a pic of the log and some of the lumber. The log was 34” on the little end at 21 feet. You can guage the size of the log by the tires on the sawmill.

The two boards in the pics are right at 12” wide.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 01:11 PM

Wow! Good lookin’ lumber.

I like wormy wood and if I didn’t have a couple hundred bd ft here I’d be jumping on it.

Too bad (or maybe not), that a lot of people don’t know the value of worms! LOL

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 02:57 AM

OMG, that’s gorgeous! My wife doesn’t like the xyloses in QSO. That’s her loss.

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 02:43 PM

Nice looking wood. I love sawmilling for woodworkers!

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#7 posted 03-14-2013 02:49 AM

Here are a few pics to show the ambrosia beetle holes.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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