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07-07-2014 05:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: texas mesquite logs

I am looking some air dried Texas Mesquite logs approximately 4”(dia.) x 11”. I am running low and in need of a few pieces. Looking for pieces that are still in the rough. A large flat rate box of them would be great. Not trying to be picky, but minimal cracking would be ideal because they will be used for a project in the fall.

Not sure how many one could fit into a large flat rate box, perhaps 3, maybe 4.

At any rate, please give me a quote for wood. I can pay you via paypal for both wood + cost of flat rate shipping.

Thanks a million. -Chris


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com


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#1 posted 07-07-2014 05:45 PM

Rat’s, I just burned two small trunks. It’s considered a weed here in central TX and makes life miserable along fence lines when those razor sharp needles gently carress your skin as you go by on the mower.

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

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 08:07 PM

Yeah I know, I’ve spent some time down there in southwest Texas and the Mesquite is ‘hated by many locals.’ Funny. I love Texas but it is certainly the land where everything seems to either sting, bite, stick or prick. I guess it would be similar to someone from another locale inquiring of some Loblolly, yellow pine wood from North Carolina. I’d gladly give them every tree in the state if I could.

When I was in Texas, a local and I were sitting around a large grill one evening at his residence, down in Southwest Texas. He began discussing how he took for granted the Texas Mesquite because it does make ‘out of this world’ food flavoring for BBQ. I must admit the wild boar we ate that evening, which had cooked all day over mesquite coals, was by far the best pork I have ever eaten in my entire life. To date.

I brought a truck load of Texas Mesquite logs home with me several years ago with the sole purpose of using it for woodworking. I absolutely love this stuff for woodworking, its basically a ‘home grown exotic’. I never even used any of it for cooking coals but I continue to use it for woodworking and my reserves are getting low.

If there is some way you might could help one of these days, that would be great.

-Just caught your ‘signature’ statement. Sounds like we have SF on our hands…hooahh

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 08:12 PM

I can go down in our creek bed area in a day or so and look around. I don’t mow in that area because it bothers the copperheads and wild hogs.

PM me in a day or two and I’ll see what I can find.

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

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 08:18 PM

See what I’m talking about —copperheads and wild hogs….lol…I love Texas.

PM- ok, will do. Thank you. At your convenience.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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#5 posted 07-07-2014 09:18 PM



I can go down in our creek bed area in a day or so and look around. I don t mow in that area because it bothers the copperheads and wild hogs.

PM me in a day or two and I ll see what I can find.

- Dallas

Hmmm, I think I would just give Chris a map and tell him he can go cull any Mesquire he finds in that creek bed area. I’m severely allergic to copperheads (or rattlesnakes, cotton mouths, etc….). :)

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#6 posted 07-07-2014 10:07 PM

LOL.

Believe you me Gary, if I were anywhere near Texas I would my friend. Legless ones don’t bother me unless I was walking along and one just so happened to fall out of tree and land around my shoulders. Then my friend, that’ll make me scoot.

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC. http://www.quackycalls.com

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