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mahoganyman

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04-16-2009 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany shorts hardwood

I have a fairly large amount of mahogany shorts available for sale. Most of the pieces range in size from 5” to 9” long and are approx 1 1/2” thick. Widths vary but most are less than 5”. This wood was reclaimed from auto industry gaging fixtures that date to the 1930’s. It may have a screw hole or two but is very usable. I’ve kept what I can reasonably store/use but there is a lot available. This is excellent material for your intarsia or other smaller projects. I’m located in Ida, MI 48140 (SE Michigan) so if you’re within driving distance now is your chance to stock up on mahogany shorts at $0.10/lb. I only ask that you take at least a minimum of 50 lbs. Shipping is available but as expected it runs up the cost quickly.


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Rustic

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 05:35 PM

If you want or can bring some to the LJ picnic May 16 here in Grand Rapids, I am sure you could get rid of it here.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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mahoganyman

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#2 posted 04-17-2009 12:16 AM

Where is this event going to be held? Are other vendors invited? Sounds like a place where I could make a lot of people happy :)

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buzsaw

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#3 posted 04-21-2009 06:34 AM

What would it cost for a USPS box 8 1/2 X 11 X 5 1/2 packed fairly tight? I know the shipping is 10.35 + your wood and handling.
Thanks, Mark

-- I work to much to turn as much as I would like to.

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jleiwig

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#4 posted 04-21-2009 01:48 PM

What would it cost for a USPS box 8 1/2 X 11 X 5 1/2 packed fairly tight? I know the shipping is 10.35 + your wood and handling.

Ditto, what he said.

-- I intend to live forever, or die trying..........Justin, Ohio

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mahoganyman

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 03:56 PM

The FRB size can hold only about 10lbs and ships for $10.35. I don’t charge handling but I do have a minimum purchase of $5 which covers anything up to 50 lbs. The Large FRB can hold about 20 lbs and ships for $13.95 but again, the $5 minimum comes into play. If you would forward your zip code I can price shipping (from 48140) via UPS so you can get the most wood for your dollar. Anything up to 50lbs is $5 for the wood plus the shipping. No handling charge is added. Could you possibly share a 50 lb box with someone?

Thanks for your interest

Bill

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hillside_in_maine

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#6 posted 04-21-2009 10:29 PM

I need only 6 or 12 pieces for repair of an 1800’s mirror is this possible. Your size is just about perfect.
I don’t mind the $5.00 minimum.purchase. I want to carve replacement uprights under the mantle shelf that is on it. My finished pieces when carved will need to be at least 8 X 5 by 2” thick I might have to glue 2 pieces to get enough thickness but that is OK. Please llet me know if you could ship something suitable for my project.
My zip is 04555
Lee

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 04-21-2009 10:51 PM

Oh ya, false advertising. I was looking for a replacement for my cotton shorts. Imagine my disappointment when I found it it’s just pieces of wood.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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mahoganyman

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#8 posted 04-22-2009 12:51 AM

:get enough thickness but that is OK. Please llet me know if you could ship something suitable for my project.
:My zip is 04555
Hi Lee,

Yes, I can supply those size pieces. I have some that are 2.5” thick along with some that are in the 2”+ range. In the morning I will sort through and pull out what I think will work for your project and send along shipping costs. The 6 5×8 pieces should fit in a large flat rate box. A 50 lb box shipped UPS to your zip code is $39.47 shipping cost plus the $5 minimum wood purchase. If you could send me your email address we can work out the specifics and I can send photo’s if requested. Please send to wchill09@aol.com.

Thanks and I’ll let you know in the morning.

Bill

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#9 posted 04-22-2009 01:46 AM

Okay my zip is 74126 and I can get help using the 50 pound box. My email is seawolf64@juno.com. a few larger pieces would be great. If you have any burl in the mix let me know.
Mark

-- I work to much to turn as much as I would like to.

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#10 posted 04-25-2009 09:03 PM

Bill

Thanks for the great selection of shorts. I’m sure I’ll find some interesting uses.

For you wood carvers out there, the selection of shorts includes a lot of very interesting chunks that sort of resemble stumps. I’m sure many very interesting artistic carvings are hidden in those rather massive pieces of old patterns.

-- If at first you don't succeed it'll make some mighty fine kindling -- corncob --

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Rustic

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#11 posted 04-25-2009 11:03 PM

No there are no vendors just a few lumberjocks getting together in Grand Rapids, MI This os not a show it is a picnic. It will be at my home.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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mahoganyman

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#12 posted 04-26-2009 05:18 AM

Hi Corncob,

I’m glad you found your way without too much difficulty and you are certainly welcome. Your business is appreciated. Good luck on your Morris chair project.

Bill

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mahoganyman

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#13 posted 04-30-2009 11:29 PM

Hi Mark,

50 lb box of mahogany shorts is headed your way. Thanks for your purchase. It is appreciated.

Bill

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