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Discussion in 'Wood For Sale' started by Mike1950, May 11, 2018.

  1. Mike1950

    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    What are the dimensions on the elm, Mike?
     
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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I have multiple slabs -20- of the elm. What size do you need. I have 4/ and 8/4.
     
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    Let’s go 8/4. Something about 14 inch diameter. If you have something live edge all the way around that would work. If not I can cut.
     
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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I will picture
     
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    Post a couple of the elm photos if possible
     
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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Mike1950 Founding Member Founding Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Here is something George Sherwood made out of this elm- spin station



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    I’m not really sure what a spin station does but, dang, that is a pretty one.

    Does that piece have siblings?
     
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    Mike, I'm interested in some pics and prices of the elm as well. 8/4 preferred. Especially if anything like the piece George turned...
     
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    Is this elm Burl you hot back in the fall and showed us pictures? I would be interested in a piece to cut into pen blanks. Is it dry?
     
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    I will answer all your questions at once. about 3 yrs ago I bought a few pieces of Green american elm- below

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    I had some one wanting me to make a custom jewelry box - Thank goodness by the time it was dry - the buyer had gone elsewhere- I worked off prints and schedules my whole adult live- Trying to find my inner child in my retirement sure as hell does not include prints and schedules...
    Back to the elm- it was planted in Willamette Valley in the 60's- The 1860's - finally the Dutch elm disease got it. or something did because tree got removed. Fast forword to Jan. He contacted me- He had stacked in his warehouse and buried them. He was now going out of biz. I bought whole pile dry almost 30 slabs. In his log yard is the butt log all burly -about 11 ft long about 7-8 foot in diameter - 5 -6 tons. If you only knew how many times I have convinced myself of not buying this log- I have no way of dealing with such a log buttt....

    @Tom Smart a spin station is where you spin your fancy turned top. some are illuminated from underneath. all of these slabs are siblings. Most of the 2 inch slabs are in excess of 20" so I cannot run through planer. They are very plain jane looking rough. I will demonstrate that today.

    @Sprung as I said above- all are brothers to one above- all from same tree.

    @Rich P. It was Jan. They are all very dry.

    burl the wonderment of nature below is a 1" planed and misted- straight out of planer-sold, again I have a bunch of these. What a tragedy to lose all the elms....

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    PS- to add I love planing these- so drab and dull rough - they come out with so much figure and color- it is like christmas.....
     
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    @Mike1950 If you are taking orders on the burl Elm, please PM the price of a 8/4 slab. These would look good as a knife handles.
     
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    Mike, I am interested in one piece of that beautiful Burl........one inch thick is fine.
     
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    2" slabs are +- 65" long by 20" wide= about 15-20 bd ft I have sold 4 of the 2" slabs- ironically all shipped to east coast- 275-$350 depending on size and figure. most 1" slabs are a little excess of 1"
     
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    Are the 1” slabs shorter?
     
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    some are shorter and narrower. last pictured slab above - I think was 45"
     
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    And the width? This wood may be too pretty for the project I mentioned. I might have to keep it for myself!
     
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    As much as I'd love one, a 2" slab of the size range you mentioned is unfortunately out of my budget.

    However, I am definitely in for a 1" slab.
     
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