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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:39 pm 
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Been trying to steal time to work on some Christmas gifts...the gals like boxes so.... I'm using up some 2/4 cherry I've had for a while...got this stuff years ago while still in San Diego and have made many boxes and other gifts & shop fixtures out of it. I noticed in the latest edition of Fine Woodworking mag that BERDOLL SAWMILL had an ad and upon closer look, I saw that it was just a few miles from me! Went to visit and found some extraordinary mesquite....there was some beautiful slabs but I was after stock to use in my shop. Brought the mesquite home...see some of it below....hoping to re-saw and make some gifts.
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Here's the mesquite...beautiful stuff...pic can't do it justice!
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Gonna have to find some creative filler for this holey beauty!
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Don


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:02 am 
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looks like you got some nice stock , Im sure the girls will like them when you finish


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:51 pm 
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Looks like that wood has some nice character. Be sure to post pics of finished boxes Don!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:41 am 
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Don,
That Mesquite is nice! What are you going to do with it? More boxes?
Can you re-saw something that wide.?
I have never been able to re-saw anything. :-?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:04 am 
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Don

The wormholes are a part of mesquite and a lot of
folks think they add character etc.

A small box with the wormholes would be very nice.

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