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:
Oak (many varieties)
Black Walnut (limited quantities)
Some others too.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
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.
I love how this is working out.
A world without string is chaos.
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.
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.
Bushcraft Basic: 13/13 Requirements, 5/5 Electives, 2/4 Outings, 0/1 Overnights.
See, I think there's a plan. There's a design for each and every one of us. You look at nature. Bird flies somewhere, picks up a seed, shits the seed out, plant grows. Bird's got a job, shit's got a job, seed's got a job. And you've got a job. -Maddy from Cold Mountain