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Pecan - burl?

Discussion in 'Wood For Sale' started by HuntsvilleTurner, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. HuntsvilleTurner

    HuntsvilleTurner Huntsville Woodturning Full Member Thread Starter

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    I had a lady give me an entire pecan tree in Dickinson, TX after Hurricane Harvey came through last year and wiped it out. I cut a lot of bulges off the main trunk, of which she was calling burls, but I think technically they were just what I've seen called "limb burls".

    They all have bark inclusions, and some do actually have some awesome figuring to them, especially the larger pieces. Some of these would be really interesting stabilized and cast as a hybrid for various purposes.

    Here I have 6 listed, but I have quite a bit more. If you are interested in something else, let me know and I can add some more pictures of what I've got.

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    HuntsvilleTurner Huntsville Woodturning Full Member Thread Starter

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    HuntsvilleTurner Huntsville Woodturning Full Member Thread Starter

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    Just realized after scrolling through all of this that some of the pictures are TERRIBLE.

    If you are interested in one of these, just let me know and I'll get a better quality shot of it.
     
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    Hi

    I live in the pacific northwest...we dont have much pecan growing here.....so I have less than none in the
    Knowledge dept of pecan trees or pecan wood.....

    My question is. Is this batch of pecan wood......typical in looks????
     
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    HuntsvilleTurner Huntsville Woodturning Full Member Thread Starter

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    Hi Michael,

    Pecan is a dense white wood, I've heard it called Pecancrete due to it's hardness. In my experience (here in Texas where the Pecan is the official State tree), there are usually a few bark inclusions, which usually turn out as brown streaks that show up during the turning process.

    These pieces, however, have the chance for A LOT of bark inclusions, as well as some "curly" figuring due to the story of the life of this tree in particular. The people who had it cut limbs off or lost them due to weak joints frequently throughout its life. There is a lot of "healing" in these, which I find pretty interesting to turn. Every now and again you find one that is in need of some assistance in staying together, such as a hybrid casting with plastic resins as an example.

    Hope this helps. Are you interested in turning one? I wouldn't mind a trade if you just wanted to pick one of these pictures (I can get better pictures upon request).

    Have a great day!

    Brad
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    I also have some quartersawn pieces that were rough cut on the bandsaw and should be dry at this point, they've been in the shop for quite some time.

    Brad
     
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    Hey Brad.....

    I guess I should not judge a book by its cover....and what you said makes a lot of sense...
    And I do believe each tree is a charactor.....

    and it is very nice of you to suggest a trade ....I would love some Pecan and

    I dont know how to get my font out of
    this....oh i got it now....

    as long as yer in Texas ....how is your supply of mesquite and bodark?
     
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    I don't have much mesquite, mostly really small pen blank sized stuff. I have some Osage that is in pretty good shape, some of it I have already milled into 7/8"x6" pen blanks. I was actually going to list some in both the For Sale forum as well as the trading forum but I've been in bed all weekend with hives (it's miserable).

    If you'd like some Bois d' arc I'll get some photos snapped of what I've got and tag you in the listing elsewhere.

    Brad
     
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    Mike, what sizes of Mesquite are you looking for?
     
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    What I love the most is making boxes.....so any timber that is about. 4" x 4". Or in that range is great be it
    Bois d' arc, or pecan or mesquite......as it seems Texas has so many beautiful hardwoods.. I have never even
    Held any Osage

    Here in Washington we have an abundance of soft wood...I.e. fir and maple and alder.......etc

    And I find a nice straight grained fir to be as beautiful as any wood.......not always easy to find .

    I would love to see what you have in the Bois D' arc.....

    Thanks
     
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    Mike, I have plenty of Mesquite that size and maybe some Bois d'Arc but not much. I had a whole tree's worth a couple years ago but it's mostly gone. I'll see what what I've got and post some pics this week, but it might be a few days. I've got a big show this weekend so I'll be getting ready for that.
     
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    No prob......I have to travel next week to Calif for a week.....for a wedding. Not mine.......!!!!
    But we can get together soon...

    Thanks

    Mike lyle
     
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