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Forum topic by GaryK posted 05-06-2009 10:03 PM 1408 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2009 10:03 PM

Just got an e-mail from one of my favorite wood stores.

Now this is a chunk of wood!

I could make 7 Pie crust tables from that without even doing any glue-ups.

Solid Slab Genuine Honduran Mahogany!

10/4” x 32” wide x 19’ foot long!

That’s over 126 BF.

$2150.00 for the Slab!

If you want it – 760-434-3030

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 10:12 PM

you must get that gary you will kick yourself if you dont


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#2 posted 05-06-2009 10:17 PM

I’m gonna have to build a bigger outfeed table to rip that sucker!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 10:19 PM

can make a small house from that without any gluing… almost a shame to have to cut that up for anything small

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#4 posted 05-06-2009 10:20 PM

now that’s a piece of ma-HOG-any

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 05-06-2009 10:20 PM

That is a really lovely board, but the Honduran Mahogany is a lot cheaper over here (2500€/cubic meter – $7.80/bf) which surprises me no end. The supplier certainly has a much better selection of exotics than I could ever dream of getting over here.

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#6 posted 05-06-2009 10:21 PM

Charlie – You think that you could lift the infeed end by yourself? :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 05-06-2009 10:26 PM

I think I’ll buy it if it’s stil there. I can start whittling high end toothpicks.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 05-06-2009 10:30 PM

Charlie there’s a guy standing on your board…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#9 posted 05-06-2009 10:39 PM

Hey Gary
This looks more like Bombay material rather than 7 pie crust tables .Amazing hunk of mahogany, I’m sure you you could make something(s) wonderful and beautiful from it. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 05-07-2009 12:42 AM

I can see that in a board room. ( in Italy) ;-)


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#12 posted 05-07-2009 12:48 AM

That is one fantastic piece of wood.

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#13 posted 05-07-2009 12:50 AM

WOW what a chunck of wood. That would make a fantastic top for a set of cabinets….......LOL

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#14 posted 05-07-2009 12:56 AM

Thats a nice slab of Mahogany.

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#15 posted 05-07-2009 01:10 AM

Thanks for the link, they have some beautiful wood. But I can’t find “That piece” on their web site. That could be just what I am looking for, for my conference table job.

-- Don S.E. OK

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