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    Default Emerald Ash Borer quarantine

    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...
    I know the county that I live in is currently under quarantine from moving ash and firewood in and out of the county. The infestation is limited to Ash trees from my understanding.

    http://www.wate.com/story/14869334/s...type=printable

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    I would be interested in some desert ironwood and maybe some ocotillo.
    Missed out on my annual NM pronghorn hunt last year.

    In return, I can offer:
    Hickory
    Oak (many varieties)
    Pecan
    Cedar Elm
    Elm
    Locust
    Mesquite
    Osage Orange
    Black Walnut (limited quantities)

    Some others too.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBow View Post
    I have Red Alder & Oak with some cedar.....would like to trade for some birch. Off subject I know but I have plenty of Georgetown Flint I would trade as well....just PM if interested.
    Not off the subject at all. I really should have called this a material exchange so that everyone could try out all sorts of new stuff. Example, I have some corian scraps that would make a decent bolster for a stacked handle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DgitlRedBeard View Post
    I know the county that I live in is currently under quarantine from moving ash and firewood in and out of the county. The infestation is limited to Ash trees from my understanding.

    http://www.wate.com/story/14869334/s...type=printable
    This is really a great point. The wood I sent off wasn't a problem with contamination or pest spreading. A little homework from anyone sending wood would be a great idea. Some of these critters take off to a new area like wildfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loogaroo View Post
    I got Wood! Today I got your package with all the woods. Finally some fatwood to play with too! Tomorrow, I lathe! Thank you so much! Your should be getting there any time. The Olive I sent splits easy and looks pretty sweet.
    Loogaroo I missed this note until today, thank you for suggesting this exchange. Olive is absolutely my favorite, can't wait to go at it and I'll post the project here when its done. Going to be a knife handle, then another, then another...

    On insect infestations, Loogaroo suggested I microwave the wood before I sent it to him, if I was concerned with transporting varmints. So I did that before popping it into the mail. Seems like a safe measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renter6 View Post
    Loogaroo I missed this note until today, thank you for suggesting this exchange. Olive is absolutely my favorite, can't wait to go at it and I'll post the project here when its done. Going to be a knife handle, then another, then another...

    On insect infestations, Loogaroo suggested I microwave the wood before I sent it to him, if I was concerned with transporting varmints. So I did that before popping it into the mail. Seems like a safe measure.
    If you ever need more olive let me know. I just got a bead on some more and bigger pieces that will yield more of that heartwood. Once I get a spoon carving knife I want to make one from the olive. That fatwood you sent is loads of fun and I started turning a fire steel handle from the persimmon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bone collector 85 View Post
    Jimbow i can get you birch on my next outing Sunday how much u want
    WOW! Thanks for the offer!
    Been wanting to carve a Kuksa so whatever that would be. I've seen small logs split in half & then carved out from there. I would like to make at least a 9oz Kuksa....does that help at all?

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    I love how this is working out.


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    Default Osage Orange

    I could use osage orange, but I am picky.....

    I make primative bows and certain characteristics are necessary.
    1. the length of the stave (pie shaped split from a log) typically needs to be 70"
    2. Harvested in the winter so the water content is low.
    3. The grain cannot be twisted like a barbershop pole (which can be difficult to find in the narly osage)
    4. Would like the growth rings to be as thick as possible (greater than 1/8 inch)

    while I am at it......
    optional 5. delivered by a curvy blond bearing a cold adult beverage.

    If you can provide osage with items 1-4 , let me know. I can provide most other hardwoods, but possibly a better trade would be a completed bow, a bow partially done so you could finish yourself, or possibly attendance at a class I usually put on each year near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where I teach a bunch of bushcrafters how to make primative bows and arrows.

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    I'm looking for some birch. Probably a piece 8 or 9 inches long....big enough for a spoon. I have a big supply of cherry, walnut, oak...some hickory, pine, tulip poplar, maple.... They aren't logs or green wood. I'm a woodworker and my Father has a saw mill so it should all be pretty dry and nice wood. I can make scales for handles if you want.

    I just want some birch.

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