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OldWrangler

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04-18-2014 08:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: beetle kill pine

Y’all know from previous messages that I am a “wood whore”. I usually like the wood better than what I make from it. I hardly ever let an unusual piece of any wood get away on Ebay. Sometimes I pay too much but it’s something I just do. I just really love a pretty piece of wood.

On Sat. I got a small amount of the Beetle Kill Pine from a fellow in CO. He had delayed my order for over 6 weeks and sent something special to make up for the delay. This is a book match pair of 1×6 x 4’. I don’t know what I am gonna make from this but it will be special. Not enough to make much more than a coffee table top and I don’t need a coffee table.

Take a look and let me know what you think of the boards and any ideas for a project. The 2 darker pictures are with a flash and the last one with just florescencet lite in the shop but shows more detail.

Thanks

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!


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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 04-18-2014 08:59 AM

Those would make some very nice wall cabinet door panels.
Resaw for an extra pair of panels.

That’s what I would do. Beautiful grain patterns like that deserve to be displayed, not under coasters, magazines, tv remotes, etc. ;-)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 04-18-2014 09:49 AM

Is that plain? If so, it’s much darker than mine. Good score, I am still going to send you some.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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OldWrangler

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 11:12 AM

Monte, what do you mean plain? All I did to these boards was wet them like a clear finish would do. They are nice but a lot of the other wood he sent was not well colored. And I am still counting on getting some good stuff from you when you can. I have the money ready so let me know how much and where to send it. A couple of these pieces were a red color, kinda russet and maybe better when wet. Why would some be red? Do you get any red in the ones you are cutting?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 04-18-2014 04:20 PM

When I worked in a lumber yard—decades ago; some of the coniferous woods did sometimes have a very nice red coloration. Even with a grey just beside it.

I think that is why we are all addicts; love the wood.

-- just rjR

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redSLED

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#5 posted 04-18-2014 06:22 PM

Third pic – could use for some woman’s figure wood art.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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Dark_Lightning

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#6 posted 04-19-2014 12:33 AM

Or the eyes of Cthulhu.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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datrder

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#7 posted 04-19-2014 01:09 AM

Those are indeed special. So you’re the guy that keeps outbidding me…:) I would hang those on the wall and contemplate a special project!

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OldWrangler

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#8 posted 04-19-2014 01:38 AM

Eyes of a what?

datrder….so you’re the one who keeps bidding me up. There seems to be some interesting wood on Ebay once in a while but so much is cut up for pen blanks or knife slabs. Can’t make much from wood so small. Wife says I am overbought and she is probably right but then I make something special for her and I get my allowance back.

These 2 pieces may have to go on the wall until a project idea comes up but they are being reserved for something unique.

Tonite I have been making some floating shelves out of Red Cedar. Love the smell and like to work with wood like that, one of the reason I like the Beetle Kill Pine.

And as Miss Scarlet said….”tomorrow is another day”. That was one smart cookie, no wonder Rhett headed out for greener pastures.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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WDHLT15

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#9 posted 04-19-2014 01:59 AM

That thing is looking at me…......

I would frame it as art, which it surely is.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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woodchuckerNJ

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#10 posted 04-19-2014 04:08 AM

Looks like a knee and bone below it.

-- Jeff NJ

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