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What wood do you want?
Nov 5th, 2019 at 10:06am
 
Now that many of you have mentioned what woods you like and have, what woods do you want to try?

Personally I can't think of any particular wood at the moment but maybe after some responses something might click.
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Reply #1 - Nov 5th, 2019 at 10:44am
 
I always want a big cherry burl.  I also want some plum, preferably a stump.
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Reply #2 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 9:19am
 
I've had a bit of Madrone burl, would love some more of it both burl and log form.  Anything from the West coast, big leaf maple, tiger maple etc.
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Reply #3 - Nov 6th, 2019 at 11:02am
 
Black cherry, which we don't have out here on the west coast. Such a beautiful wood. I love the 'olive' ash, which is the darker heart wood in the big old trees. One of those wonderful colors that you can't keep on the shelf. Glenn Lucas seems to get a lot of it... Mesquite would be another one since it doesn't grow out here either...

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Re: What wood do you want?
Reply #4 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 7:40am
 
Does this forum ever get involved with a wood swap?
Seems like there are people out there with way too much wood and other people that would really enjoy having some of the uncommon species not available in their part of the country.

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Re: What wood do you want?
Reply #5 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 9:16am
 
Dick Bernard wrote on Nov 7th, 2019 at 7:40am:
Does this forum ever get involved with a wood swap?


We've done them in the past, we just need enough interest.
There are many ways to do it, just some examples
East coast, West coast swap.
Direct member to member swap.
Round robin blind swap.
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Reply #6 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 9:49am
 
I think one problem with that is the cost of shipping a block of wood across the country.

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Reply #7 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 10:40am
 
Yes, even flat rate boxes aren't cheap anymore
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Reply #8 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 10:54am
 
Amazing enough tho..

I just had a LARGE walnut slab shipped fom central Pa to Maine and it cost $52.00!! ...and another slab from central Ca. and it was only about $10 more!

Not sure how these companies calculate the shipping cost.
I mean.. both slabs weighed almost 100 lbs. each.
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Reply #9 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 12:24pm
 
Woods I've never worked but would like to try include Snakewood, Lace She-Oak, Olivewood, Tasmanian Blackwood, and Katalox.  Hopefully I'll be able to afford and purchase a bowl saver before I obtaining any of these exotics.  Domestically, I've treated myself to most everything that I've wanted to turn at some time or another.  Those that I'll continue to splurge on are Mesquite and Hawaiin Koa.
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Re: What wood do you want?
Reply #10 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 1:09pm
 
Would like to try some English Walnut and Koa.
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Reply #11 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 3:01pm
 
John Grace wrote on Nov 7th, 2019 at 12:24pm:
Woods I've never worked but would like to try include Snakewood, Lace She-Oak, Olivewood, Tasmanian Blackwood, and Katalox.  Hopefully I'll be able to afford and purchase a bowl saver before I obtaining any of these exotics.


Many of these exotics won't be found in large sizes at any price.
You can get small (I think they're called micro) hollowing knives for smaller blanks. With the price of tropical and exotics, it can be worth coring out something as small as 6" or even less.
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Snake wood, hard and very prone to cracking, very brittle IMO
Olive, prone to cracking, needs to be left thick
Tas Blackwood, very nice
Katalox, hard but manageable, I like it

Never tried the Sheoak
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Re: What wood do you want?
Reply #12 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 7:50pm
 
How does one reduce the possibility of relocating a new fungus or insect with a swap.  Walnut canker first appeared I believe in California, then it jumps to Pennsylvania?  Is a swap worth the risk of spreading pestilence?
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Reply #13 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 8:06pm
 
Only if you break the law
There are always certain species that should not cross state lines for the very reason you mentioned.
I wouldn't want anyone to send me wood that shouldn't be here, not worth the risk.
You need to go to your own states web site and look up any restrictions there may be, it does change from time to time.
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Re: What wood do you want?
Reply #14 - Nov 8th, 2019 at 3:43am
 

Well, I don't think a "wood swap" is going to happen. I would be interested but from what I see here, there are a few comments but none of them expressed interest.

If it were ever to happen, a small or medium flat rate box would be the way to go. As far as bugs, following legal guide lines and using common sense would apply. Not shipping anything with bark or visible entry holes as an example.
Oh well, guess I'll go cut down a scrub oak so I'll something to play with.

Please don't mistake my humor for sarcasm...just kidding around.

Dick

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