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BlueStingrayBoots

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2611 days ago

Hello freinds, I’m having a clearance sale shoppers, South Texas Ebony, let me know if theres any interests. I’ll send pictures. I also have Honey Mesquite and a few large mesquite trees to harvest but I need to clear current stock first though. I have logs, milled pieces larrge and small available. Will mill to suit.
I’m looking forwards to sharing what this part of the country offers with everyone here.


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scottb

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#1 posted 2611 days ago

Yeah, I’m definatley interested in an assortment of both some milled for small boxes, some for turning – really intrigued to give them a go – I sent you a PM late last night.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#2 posted 2611 days ago

Your package is ready Scott, let me know what you think after you work it. Some feedback.

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#3 posted 2610 days ago

Look what I reeled in! Full grown Mesquite.
Got this one in Ro Grande City, higher elevation , 100 degrees + sometimes 105 daily and its a full moon today..

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mot

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#4 posted 2610 days ago

Wow!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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scottb

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#5 posted 2610 days ago

Just stick a stamp on that… or toss it over to my Bro-in-law, he can stick that in his suitcase next time he flies up to these parts!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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WayneC

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#6 posted 2610 days ago

Wonderful find. Looking forward to seeing some boards…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Hawgnutz

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#7 posted 2610 days ago

WOW!! It really is bigger in Texas! LOL
The only mesquite we have here in SE Arizona are only good for walking sticks, which I might try soon.

You got me droolin now….ha ha

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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scottb

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#8 posted 2610 days ago

That’s make one mightly walking stick… Maybe that’s what Teddy Roosevelt meant by “carry a big stick”?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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WayneC

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#9 posted 2610 days ago

BTW Boots. I’ve got a piece of So. TX Ebony chucked up in the lathe. I’ll have some photos to post tomorrow. I dropped a frekin bushing and cannot find it. Going to have to make a woodcraft run first thing in the AM….

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 2609 days ago

full moon… big tree…..... the Universe is smiling down at you this weekend!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#11 posted 2607 days ago

Yea it is MsDebbieP, just found out that this wood is Velvet Mesquite, which is new to me. I’ve been working Honey Mesquite. The difference, HM has a reddish/auburn/brown color and the VM has a brown color and is basicly twice as hard. The universe has givin me a new spieces.

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oscorner

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#12 posted 2607 days ago

Nice find.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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busnut

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#13 posted 2606 days ago

Great Find, really, really good.

I live south of San Antonio in the middle of the brush country and those big trees are getting harder and harder to find. Ranchers used to pay people to doze them down and burn them. Now people are paying to take them.

Mesquite is such a beautiful wood for furniture and flooring. There is a guy in Hondo, Tx
http://www.uniquemesquite.com/
making a good living making furniture for folks who just love the stuff. The prices he gets are really steep.

David

-- David

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#14 posted 2606 days ago

Dont know what you got til its gone.

You know why its so expensive BusNut? Cause once you make something with this wood, its just too doggone hard to let it go and if you keep it with proper care , it will surly withstand the 120yr mark.

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ErikinColorado

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#15 posted 2605 days ago

I’m drooling! I’m a Proud Native Texan and I love mesquite! There’s a guy in Rosenberg who makes tables and desks out of the stuff. I’ll send you a PM for more info.

-- Erik garagewoodworker.blogspot.com

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