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Spalted Sycamore and Walnut

Discussion in 'Wood For Sale' started by TurkeyHunter, May 13, 2018.

  1. TurkeyHunter

    TurkeyHunter Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    OK I am pretty new (read that as green as can be) to this. When my father-in-law passed away I got his ShopSmith. I always wanted to try turning and made a few cedar footballs and recently a few turkey calls (even called in a few birds this years with them). While roaming the woods I found a downed Walnut tree that the bark and white wood had been gone, but the dark wood is still good and solid. I cut it so I could haul it home. As I was coming out I saw a sycamore tree and cut the top out. When My buddy saw it he told me it was spalted. So anyway I did not want it to just rot so I cut a few pieces also. Later found they were too short for a mill. I went back and got the rest of the trunk and this time left it 109 to 111 inches long. I had it cut 4/4 and 5/4 thick. Width ranges from 7 to 10” wide. I also have the original small logs (sealed the ends with wood glue). I have no idea what these maybe worth, but I would like to sell some to fund a vacuum pot. The spalt is pretty dang awesome. The wood seems real dry. I can cut to length needed and buyer will pay actual shipping via UPS or your chosen method. I am known as Q2arrowhunter on ebay if you need to get that warm and fuzzy. Now for the photos.

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  2. TurkeyHunter

    TurkeyHunter Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Some more photos.

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  3. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    Found wood and salvaged wood is my favorite kind! Makes it so much sweeter when you make something from it.:cool:
     
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    @TurkeyHunter good looking stuff. I may get some spalted sycamore depending on price. That’s at the bottom.

    Speaking of pricing... I did a lot of flat work vs a lot of the people here doing turning. Seems boards don’t seem to sell as well here as blanks for turning. I think the turners want to see all sides of a piece and know what they’re getting. Not risk a live edge board having one good face and nothing cool behind the edges.

    May want to see if you can find blank-sized chunks you could cut out from these and post those individually. Risk being you may cut into a board and find nothing pretty. But if you do... There’s a sticky post somewhere on here about standard blank sizes 3”sq, 1 1/2”sq, and lengths etc). I can never remember which forum though always use Google to find it.

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    How much for a board foot of the spalted sycamore? Are you willing to pick through those boards and find ine or two quartersawn ones for me?
     
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    Price on the sycamore boards?
     
  6. TurkeyHunter

    TurkeyHunter Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I don’t know what they are worth. I’m kinda new to it. All of this is pretty spalted. The plank next to the logs with the tape will be pretty typical if it. I can cut to length as needed. This photo is of another piece I have for sale.

    I will do so research on price. I want it to be fair for all.

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    If someone wants pen blanks tell me what size and I can cut.
     
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    I want the largest boards you can fit into a large flat rate box
     
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    Ok I’ll get a box and measure it then find the widest boards and measure to stuff the bix then give you a price for you to say yea or nay. When we agree I will cut it to length to fit box.
     
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