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    I hope I'm putting this in the correct forum.
    As a wood worker I am always on the lookout for new woods and materials to experiment with even in small quantities. Not all woods are available online or found in all areas so here is my idea:
    List in this forum a wood or material you would like to try out or work with. Someone in an area where it is a readily available or simply has access to can share it and maybe ask for something in return.
    I will kick it off by listing what I am looking for and what I can share easily.

    I am always on the look out for persimmon wood, mesquite and teak.
    I have easy access to apple wood, olive, mulberry, curly willow and the nearly useless cottonwood XD

    Also, maybe you can hit a person up when you see what area they live in and what grows there "Hey John Smith, I notice you live in Springfield Illinois. You have access to any Honey Locust by chance?"
    That sort of thing.

    Just a late night thought. It may be dumb. Love to hear thoughts on it.

    Edit: in compliance with forum rules i want to clarify this is not a thread to sell or trade. It is to give away. If you send something back to the person sending materials then that is up to you. I don't know if this covers any compliance problems with forum policy but I hope it does.
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    I like it. But I need it for smoking meat.

    Could use some mesquite.

    Have some walnut the neighbors threw away when their woodworker dad died.
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    I have a endless supply of oak,maple,birch,locus,pine,holly

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    Are we allowed to transport (ship) wood that has not been properly kiln dried or whatever? Think ASH BORER...

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    I make paddles using 4/4 and 5/4 cherry. I have plenty of pieces left over and would love to sell/swap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandLarsony View Post
    Are we allowed to transport (ship) wood that has not been properly kiln dried or whatever? Think ASH BORER...
    Had not thought of that. Something I will have to look into and ask about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone collector 85 View Post
    I have a endless supply of oak,maple,birch,locus,pine,holly
    Holly would be nifty for making beads. Anything your looking for?

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    I've got a few pieces of persimmon from a big branch that fell in a city park this summer. Its been drying for about half a year. Any of this interesting to you?



    Some bore holes, can't recall if they are from before or after I cut the wood:





    I also have some sycamore and river birch, also cut this summer.

    I did have some very confused red ash borers flying around my workshop early this past fall. They are a wasp-imitator, which freaked me out at first. I brought them in with the birch I think. I could hear them in the birch wood, then they appeared one by one, now all is quiet.

    Olive is one of my favorite woods. I haven't done anything with this persimmon. What does it carve like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by renter6 View Post
    I've got a few pieces of persimmon from a big branch that fell in a city park this summer. Its been drying for about half a year. Any of this interesting to you?



    Some bore holes, can't recall if they are from before or after I cut the wood:





    I also have some sycamore and river birch, also cut this summer.

    I did have some very confused red ash borers flying around my workshop early this past fall. They are a wasp-imitator, which freaked me out at first. I brought them in with the birch I think. I could hear them in the birch wood, then they appeared one by one, now all is quiet.

    Olive is one of my favorite woods. I haven't done anything with this persimmon. What does it carve like?
    Persimmon is American ebony. It isnt black or dark as you can see but it related and very hard and when dry it is very brittle. The grain can be quite attractive.
    I would love some. Olive wood I have for sure. Dry and I sealed the ends with wood glue. Love how it smells when turning. Ill PM you with my info and we can figure out if shipping this stuff will kill us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loogaroo View Post
    ... and the nearly useless cottonwood XD.
    Interesting - the local Native folks here prize cottonwood as one of their most useful woods.

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