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Discussion in 'Kenbo's Chat Room' started by Bean_counter, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Bean_counter

    Bean_counter Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    so I met @Tony and Jim @JR Parks at a sawmill outside of Austin on Monday. We got to take a tour of the place which was awesome. The size of some of the pecan logs we saw were incredible. At the end we got to dig through the cutoff pile. I scored a ton of pecan bowl blanks and spent the past 2 days processing them into blanks and rough turning some salad bowls. Just hope they dont crack. Here are a few pics of the adventure.

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    Sounds like a good day. Nice looking blanks.
     
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    Me and my buddy George was there couple weeks ago ... had a great time digging through those same piles
     
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    Bean_counter Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    There were huge pieces of pecan. No way I’d bring that much home again. Way to hard to process and I’m sure I’ll lose at least half of it to checking due to my climate here
     
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    It was a good time and some awesome wood. Check out this Mesquite burl log!
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    That’s gonna be amazing
     
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    I have to add........my dad way back in the day (early 70s) would spend a week in Ozona, Tx and when you say pecan tree, that is the type of log I think of. Of course, the only wood working my dad did back then was with oak or pine; I never even knew what a burl was.

    I have stated this before on this site as well: I can't even imagine mesquite even coming close to that size. The west Texas stuff and on up into the panhandle (my west Texas is Midland and Kermit) had nothing of any size; guess everyone was trying to kill it off. The stuff I now see blows my mind and I am a solid convert!!!!
     
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    @Gdurfey where did you grow up? I’m in Lubbock and like you the mesquite around here and Midessa area are just brush. Closer you get to San Angelo they get huge. Some of the biggest and straightest mesquite I’ve ever seen was in San Angelo (@woodman6415 country)
     
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    Grew up in Midland, born in Kermit; lived in Midland from 67 to 1977. I just wasn't looking for it back when i was a kid as we were around San Angelo all the time. Now, when I head to family around Stephenville, I cut through Lubbock and Snyder and I am constantly looking for it now. Much larger than the bush stuff I grew up with around Snyder, but I still don't see "trees"..... Next time I am through (no telling when) want to look up several of the Texas gang on this site.
     
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    Bean_counter Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yep hit me up next time you’re through here. I go to Colorado for work at least once a month.
     
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    Awesome but I don’t see any woodbarter hats :blush:
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Look closer at mine Lou.
     
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    Bean_counter Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Tony has one and until they look a little less old man I will stick to my Texas Tech hat :lol2:
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Dam kids......

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    Wait....Tonys in a picture? Where?


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    :lol2::lol2::lol2::lol2:

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    Whoa there....I picked out some good ones.
    You don't like the camo ones? Thems not old manish. :old:
    The tricolor is cool too....
     
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    :drinks3:How about you let me pick them out next time for the younger crowd :pieface:
     
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