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Mesquite blanks M-FRB, $30.

by BlueStingrayBoots
posted 07-25-2017 01:54 AM


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#1 posted 07-25-2017 02:41 AM

Blue: I’m assuming that your box size is 1Ft X 1.5Ft X 2FT and not inches as shown on your description.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 03:31 AM

Karson, long time no see! Great to here from you!
Shipping is like $14 so $16 for the wood blanks.

Im only offering M flat rate boxes full to the gills with the wood shown in pictures. I’ll cut off unusable wood and shoot for turning blanks.

How many boxes would you like? Ha

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#3 posted 07-25-2017 01:33 PM

That’s interesting to me. I don’t have any mesquite.

How do we make this happen?

Is this wood dry?

-Paul

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#4 posted 07-25-2017 01:37 PM

Paul, yes the wood is dry! PM sent

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#5 posted 07-25-2017 02:35 PM



Blue: I m assuming that your box size is 1Ft X 1.5Ft X 2FT and not inches as shown on your description.

- Karson

No, the box is 11×8.5×5.5 inches inside. As I understood it, the pieces of wood packed in the box are 1.5” square or 2” square – for turnings.

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#6 posted 07-25-2017 02:51 PM

Paul. will this box work?

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#7 posted 07-25-2017 02:56 PM

What’s the thickness of those?

If there’s a good bit of 6/4 and a couple 8/4, it looks good to me.

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#8 posted 07-25-2017 03:00 PM

It looks like the flat rate is $13.60 for post-office walking and a big cheaper for commercial account.

Let’s just say $14.

So, $30+$14 = $44?

I really have been trying not to spend any money on shop stuff, but I guess this is this month’s exception. :-)

-Paul

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#9 posted 07-25-2017 03:10 PM

Oh. $30 shipped, he says! That’s better!

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#10 posted 07-25-2017 03:27 PM

box sealed and on the way Paul.
Thankyou!

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#11 posted 07-26-2017 02:05 AM

I’ve still got some Texas Ebony and Mesquite left from what I bought earlier. I’m in the process of moving from Delaware to Appomattox VA. Hope to finally gt some shop time,

Good to hear from you again.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#12 posted 07-26-2017 02:08 AM

Have a safe trip! This wood lasts a very long time!

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#13 posted 07-26-2017 02:16 AM

I’m going to be giving my first cutting board a shot, can you do a box with a variety of just long cutoffs for that?

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#14 posted 07-26-2017 02:35 AM

I just have whats shown and the short mfrb. I can try to fill a long mfrb but a qty board will require # 1 wood. let me try and ill get back with you.

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#15 posted 07-27-2017 05:54 PM

Box arrived at lunch today. Thanks!

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#16 posted 07-27-2017 06:25 PM



Box arrived at lunch today. Thanks!

- Ocelot

Same here—that was fast. Couple of nice small bowl possibilities in my box. Nice stuff.
Thanks!!
earl

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#17 posted 07-27-2017 07:12 PM

Blue,

The box of mesquite just arrived. Nice wood with some great grain patterns. Thanks.

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#18 posted 07-27-2017 11:02 PM

Thx friends!

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#19 posted 07-27-2017 11:03 PM

Two boxes available of 13.5” turning blanks.

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#20 posted 07-27-2017 11:09 PM

1 box of 10.5” and 8.5” blanks

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#21 posted 07-28-2017 02:18 PM

Hey Blue,

Do either of those 13.5” boxes have any … uh.. “clear”ish pieces that might be good enough for a bow saw?

I can’t tell from the end. “clear” and “mesquite”, are mostly incompatible concepts, but I thought I would ask.

If yes, <sigh> I might buy another box.

-Paul

[edited] First, I typed “box saw”, then “boy saw” and finaly “bow saw”.

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#22 posted 07-28-2017 02:34 PM

They should work! they’re straight grain for strength. you still have to grind and shape i think they have plenty size for that.

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#23 posted 07-28-2017 02:41 PM

Payment sent. I’ll stop now. Who’da thunk. Two boxes of scrap wood for $60, but it’s pretty stuff!

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#24 posted 07-28-2017 02:46 PM

Thankyou Paul!

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#25 posted 08-01-2017 03:41 PM

2nd box arrived yesterday.

You know, I looked it up. Surprisingly, although Mesquite is harder than Hickory, it is not stronger, nor does it have a higher elastic modulus.

Still, I want to make a bow saw out of it – cause it’s prettier.

-Paul

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#26 posted 08-01-2017 03:51 PM

Thx Paul. Yea the grains are structured differently.

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#27 posted 08-03-2017 05:54 PM

I still have several boxes, two ready to ship and plenty material to cut and fill more boxes.

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#28 posted 08-03-2017 07:30 PM

Anything good for some cutting board strips?

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#29 posted 08-03-2017 10:20 PM

I have a box of 13.5 strips but if you can work with it. the wood is from cutoffs. not #1 wood.

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#30 posted 08-04-2017 12:00 AM

the top box pictured

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#31 posted 08-07-2017 10:14 PM

I like the mesquite. However it does have some sap wood and obvious insect damage (possibly ash borers). I plan to bake mine in the oven at very low heat – as soon as I figure out what the temp should be. I would think for cutting boards, there would be a lot of waste. Since I wanted it for small turnings and a bowsaw, it’s fine for me.

I might bake it in the smoker since it runs lower than the oven.

-Paul

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#32 posted 08-07-2017 11:06 PM

A friend would use his oven at 120*. Similar to a kiln.

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#33 posted 08-08-2017 12:38 AM

Is 150 too much?

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#34 posted 08-08-2017 11:35 PM

Not sure, i never kilned dried my wood.

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#35 posted 08-09-2017 01:14 AM

I decided that for these small pieces, 150 F for 3 hours with convection should be enough to get the center of the wood above 120 for a half hour. In any case, that’s what I did. I just ran the short box through first. The wood did not seem to be damaged by this treatment. I may run the other box through in a day or two.

Now, I’m eager to get my lathe going and learn to turn some knobs and handles.

I have the Rockier carbide rougher kit which needs a handle, and 35 Grace screwdriver shafts – some of which I’ll do in Mesquite – and the two handles for the Gramercy bowsaw and another handle for a 2-inch socket chisel… etc.

-Paul

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#36 posted 08-09-2017 01:31 AM



I decided that for these small pieces, 150 F for 3 hours with convection should be enough to get the center of the wood above 120 for a half hour. In any case, that s what I did. I just ran the short box through first. The wood did not seem to be damaged by this treatment. I may run the other box through in a day or two.

Now, I m eager to get my lathe going and learn to turn some knobs and handles.

I have the Rockier carbide rougher kit which needs a handle, and 35 Grace screwdriver shafts – some of which I ll do in Mesquite – and the two handles for the Gramercy bowsaw and another handle for a 2-inch socket chisel… etc.

-Paul

- Ocelot

I think 150 is good. it regularly hits 120 here and we have beetles here in Arizona and they are in pretty much every mesquite tree and slab I have. Also, they live mostly in the sapwood so they get temperatures very near 120 when I let them air dry so I’m thinking a minimum 130 is needed but 140-150 would be best.

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#37 posted 08-09-2017 01:56 AM

Official gov. rule is 56C (133F) for 30 min. throughout wood.

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#38 posted 11-30-2017 11:59 PM

Plenty more Mesquite box full available. L box or M box.

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