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Nice friends= BIG Mesquite

Discussion in 'Logging' started by David Hill, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. David Hill

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

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    Chatting at breakfast— “I’ve got a tree that fell in my cattle pen, laying on my pipe fence—- ya want it?” Well, the obvious answer was— “heck yeah!”
    Went out this AM, cut and loaded by 10:15.
    First 2 pics are what came home with me today.
    Next pics are of a trunk that another friend delivered to my driveway island— a 24+” trunk of Mesquite.

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  2. woodtickgreg

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    I'm just a little jealous :cool:
     
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  3. ironman123

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    @David Hill you are so blessed. :taunt:. It all looks great. The big one looks very promising (picture 3). Glad you got your new chain sharpener.:good2::good2:
     
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    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    I'm a lot jealous!
     
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    Looks like a hernia in the making :scare3:
     
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    Me to but I'm not going to admit it.:nodice:
     
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    Congrats on the promising logs! Be sure to show us when you slice it open. Some day I would like to have a stash of Mesquite. Chuck
     
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    Good haul David!!!
     
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  9. David Hill

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

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    Hope NOT!!!
    I’m an excellent student of physics! ( and ibuprofen)
     
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  10. Mr. Peet

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    Dave, was that some root wood?
     
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  11. David Hill

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

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    Why yes it is!
    Always amazed at how much chain it takes to cut the root sections. 2 changes!
     
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    If you sell that root section, please tag me if you know the tree to the species level. Thank you.
     
  13. David Hill

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

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    Prosopis juliflora
    How big a piece are you looking for?
     
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    Something I can mill into a blank that will season for a year, to be finished into a reference sample, 3" x 6" x 1/2". A USPS padded envelope could work but if you are nervous about stones, I guess a medium box would work too. Just need to buy a few more things off you to justify the shipping.
     
  15. David Hill

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

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    Won’t be a problem
     
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    I am in line on the jealous train. Really cool stuff
     
  17. David Hill

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

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    @Mr. Peet
    My mistake!! It’s Prosopis glandulosa.
    The other species is the more northern version, doesn’t get near as big. It just rolled out my head— had done prior research with it while in grad school quite a few years ago. Plant taxonomy is one of my interests/passions too.
     
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  18. Mr. Peet

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    That's fine because I don't have any root wood samples for the genus Prosopis. But am very pleased you corrected the species. Thank you.
     
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