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Mesquite Wood (Read 722 times)
 
Don Stephan
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Re: Mesquite Wood
Reply #15 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 6:46pm
 
Hopefully not kiln dried would not be transported any distance.  Saw a few days ago a story about wood quarantine in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania due to another new insect.
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Re: Mesquite Wood
Reply #16 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 7:40pm
 
Don Stephan wrote on Aug 4th, 2018 at 6:46pm:
Hopefully not kiln dried would not be transported any distance. Saw a few days ago a story about wood quarantine in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania due to another new insect.


All the wood I have is sitting in a shed, so it would or would not need to be kiln dried? Most of it is still pretty wet
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Re: Mesquite Wood
Reply #17 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 8:58pm
 
Thanks Derik,
Ralph, that would have been quite a piece of Desert Ironwood. Surprised your saw had any teeth left. Used to be a lot of it around Quartzite and they used it for barbeques.  Ive turned a bit, small stuff like toothpick holders, ring boxes and such. Its hard! And some brittle. Never had to use a finish, just sanded to high grit and buffed and waxed. Beautiful
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Re: Mesquite Wood
Reply #18 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 2:32pm
 
Something less than what woodcraft asks for it.  The store I go to in SA makes me thin I have my retirement sitting stacked up on the ground.
For the guys around here I just go by size of the slab or round that I've cut.  Bigger piece may go for ~$30.  Rounds for 12 inch bowls $15 ish.  If shipping USPS, they have to fit in their bixes.
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Re: Mesquite Wood
Reply #19 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 8:17pm
 
I may get into the business of harvesting mesquite wood, I may end up selling blanks.

Thanks David for the information
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Re: Mesquite Wood
Reply #20 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 12:37pm
 
I made a trip to Waco TX yesterday to look at some Mesquite. The saw mill guy wanted $12 a board ft. for live edge 4/4 or 6/4. kiln dried. The boards were cracked and unfinished.

The mill (a pecker wood, chain saw) dries the lumber at 120o F (with a dehumidifier) and when dry raised the temp. to 150o to kill the wiggles.
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