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Old 02-24-2003, 08:54 PM
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Hi. I am trying to find out what to do with some specialty pieces of wood that I get from my submerged logs. I have real old growth cypress and some of it has interesting grain. I have a crown root that looks like a shark fin. I was told bowl turners might be interested. Any info is appreciated Tried to post image, but, didn't work??
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:17 PM
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I just tryed to post an image and it seems to be working. Is the file size under 102kb? check the file size and try it again.
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:39 PM
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OK. I clicked on attach file box and then browse and put the info in the box. I see no other command, so, I'm hitting submit reply
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:41 PM
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Well, it worked this time. Here's another.
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:46 PM
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That does look like a shark fin! I would cut a couple of blocks (maybe 4"x6"x6") clean them up with a handplane or something so you can see the figure, and post them in the trading post or on ebay and see what they bring for $. If it came from the flare of the butt, it should have some wicked figure to it. Pretty cool..
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Old 02-24-2003, 10:11 PM
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Here's some of the stump it came off of
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Old 02-24-2003, 10:13 PM
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Guess ya only get 1 image per post??
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Old 02-24-2003, 10:16 PM
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I was told that a bowl turner might be interested and would probably want the whole piece and want it cut to his specs??
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That's gorgeous. You shouldn't have no trouble finding someone to take that off your hands. When you cut it into blocks just seal it up with achorseal or some kind of wax. Turners usually like it green, from what I've seen.
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Old 02-24-2003, 10:21 PM
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Someone might want the slab the way it is to make a coffee table. But slabs doen't seem to bring as much money as smaller blocks. Number one reason is the price of shipping. It's hard to say what to do, because everyone has their own tastes. I'm sure you could sell it either way without a problem.
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I was kinda hopin there was more then 2 members here!! Me being one of em!!
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Cut it into blocks and seal it up. I would love to get my handsa on a piece or two of that!!!! That has some beutiful grain.

Most precut blocks are

6x6x2 and larger thickness is usally limeted to about 4 or 5 inches
and you usually don't find blocks larger than 10x10 but a 12x12 would probably sell.
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Old 02-25-2003, 07:48 AM
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heres a list of turning blocks to give you some ide how big to cut it up. theres always a market for this kind of stuff.

www.curlywoods.com/turning_wood.html
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