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    I am on a new project building the new Hard Rock casino resort my first time in South Florida the 4x4s are red oak dunnage for structural steel the 8x8 is bass wood. I have been telling you all for years that shipping containers and things trucked to a large commercial job site is a great source for hardwood.

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    It would be nice to find 8X8 basswood that someone was just going to dispose of.. , by the way it's good to see you back on here. I was wondering not too long ago where you had got to.
    Wayne

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    • #3
      My mouth is watering 8X8 mummmm
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Those look like a good fine. But I would encourage caution when using dunnage. Be as sure as you know where it has been. A number of years ago I got very sick. I got some nice big mahogany 6x6 boards left in a truck after a delivery. The truck driver is a friend and knew I carved. I cut off a 12 inch piece and set to work on it. I used a dust mask so I did not breathe much dust. The next day my hands were swollen and red and I was having trouble breathing, to make a long story short the lumber had come off a ship from South America and they use pesticides and other chemicals band here. Turned out to be expensive scrap . Over the years I have heard stories from other carvers that had issues with dunnage. It can be good source of wood just be careful.
        Last edited by Randy; 10-17-2017, 10:52 AM.
        Randy

        WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

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        • #5
          Yea you right, we forget that truly tropical areas don't have yellow pine so they use tropical hardwood as dunnage and many times they do spray it with chemicals that have been banned here for decades. I am sure the basswood came from Canada as did the steel which is another question why are we shipping steel from Canada to South Florida?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Donsexton View Post
            I am sure the basswood came from Canada as did the steel which is another question why are we shipping steel from Canada to South Florida?
            Probably because the Canadian dollar is only worth .75 cents........
            Wayne

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            • #7
              If that is your job, then no wonder you can handle a chain saw with such skill! We probably shipped the steel TO Canada to begin with...

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