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01-03-2014 07:31 AM

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A Mayten tree is starting to encroach on my roof and patio cover and, despite my efforts to control it, it has to be removed!

If anyone wants any Mayten wood logs please let me know soon as I will have a long trunk section available early next week.

I am asking $10 for a 12’ long ~6-1/2” diameter piece plus shipping (I have no idea of what this will weigh or how much it will cost to ship).

I will entertain request for longer pieces at a lower cost per foot, $5.00 for each additional foot as the shipping will be more.

The diameter decreases along the length but it appears that none of it less than 4” in diameter up to the 15” height.

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#1 posted 01-03-2014 02:44 PM

Good luck with that.
Your price is fair for a 12 ’ X 6-1/2” log, but the shipping is going to be a lot.
Hopefully, someone around San Jose will be interested.

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 02:50 PM

A little less than 60” can be shipped via Fed Ex. not sure about the

weight though.

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#3 posted 01-03-2014 04:58 PM

Small lengths, good for turners, will fit in a post office express box and go for ~$16.00, if it fits, it ships.

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 06:27 PM

I’d think that the Bay Area Woodturners Association members would happily buy your wood plus they are local and be willing to pickup….The shipping would probably cost more than the wood…..........Wes

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 07:23 PM

it will be really heavy – as it is still mostly water.

e.g. for cottonwood (cruddy wood round here, and real soft)

a 50 pound “green” log will weigh 20 pounds dry.

So you will ship a lot of water, and the 12 foot log will be a real beast, weight 2X or more what dried beams the same dimension weigh.

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 08:13 PM

FedEx shipping by ground is 150# x 6’ max.

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#7 posted 01-03-2014 11:46 PM

It’s all gone!

A turner down the street a couple of blocks, didn’t know he lived nearby, just couldn’t wait to get his hands on it.
I think he follows the arborists tucks!

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