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FOG Wood

Discussion in 'Logging' started by Tom Smart, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Tom Smart

    Tom Smart Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    F(ound) O(n) G(round) outside our Phoenix hotel. I don’t know what it is but I like it. This is why an empty suitcase is always handy. Maybe one of those pieces will fit in a flat rate box.

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  2. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Maybe Cedar?
     
  3. Tom Smart

    Tom Smart Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I was told it’s mesquite.
     
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  4. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    All the better, grab as much as you can, you'll love it Tom!
     
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    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    It is mesquite... are you in Phoenix now Tom? It's a shame we couldn't have got together, could have gave you quite a few goodies, but we are heading out to San Diego this morning..
     
  6. Tom Smart

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    Got in late yesterday afternoon, Barry. We are heading up to Sedona this morning for the week. We will be back in town next Friday for an early morning Saturday flight out. Will you be back in town on the 24th?
     
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    Went back for a closer look at the 2 cut pieces and they are way too large and heavy to spirit back to Virginia.

    @barry richardson if you think you can put them to use let me know. Wait....what am I thinking? A guy with access to a wood dump can get all of this stuff he could ever use. But that crotch sure looks neat and no checking yet.

    Note to self - bring the pickup next time, don’t fly.

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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Ship them home.
     
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    That was my plan but they are too big and heavy - cost would be prohibitive.
     
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    traveling with an extra suitcase for wood sounds like a fantastic idea. do you travel with a chainsaw too?
    :lol:
     
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    That would be in the suitcase.
     
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    Tom, I'll bet you have a lot of FOG in Virginia. You guys are getting as much rain as we are and many trees have fallen due to the soggy soil and wind accompanying thunderstorms. Around here, you could have as much walnut, oak, cherry and maple as you want as the cut logs are all along the roads.
    We had a walnut come down along our property line but it belongs to our neighbor. Nice tree but its going to firewood, I know. Just not worth the effort to get the log out and find someone to saw it.
     
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    Yeah, lots a very strange weather this summer, Larry. 14 inches of rain in July. At one point I followed the tracks of power company trucks as they restrung the grid just to see if I could pick up any great pieces. Got a few but nothing stunning.
     
  14. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member

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    That is indeed Mesquite--threw me for a bit--seeing your Va location.
    Stay away from the cracked area--that'll be good for firewood, not safe to turn. & yes, it's surprisingly heavy.
     
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