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    My old buddy was headed east for a trip and he was at my house before he took off. He has always been curious about my carving and I did some work for him. Knowing he was headed to BASS Wood country.. I says" Say Don if you can find some Bass wood ???" He came to my house the other day with a large cooler full of cutoffs from a mill ,, about 80 pounds. They were doing a run ans told him to take what ever that he wanted out of the dumpster. It varies from 4x4 inches to 3x4x20 inches. . I don't think I'll run out for awhile.

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    Good score! Can you guess which region that wood came from?
    I'm told that the northern basswood is a little more consistent and maybe a little softer
    than bass wood cut in the south.

    Would have been an interesting wood anatomy puzzle to putz around with.
    Brian T

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    • #3
      Yes, that was a nice score. I get mine from Heineke in Wisconsin.

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      • #4
        Sweet score!
        Arthur

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        • #5
          WHAT only one cooler full, says the very envious person, nothing but enjoyment ahead
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Would your friend like a bunch more friends?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
              WHAT only one cooler full, says the very envious person, nothing but enjoyment ahead
              HA, Right, but he also does wood work , he told me he did not have too much more room for has he carried back several 8ft x8" logs plus some slabs .. That I did NOT get to see. . Told me his fuel mileage dropped 3 mpg. HA. .. And hey Sappy , don't know yet .. I'll ask?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Brian T View Post
                Good score! Can you guess which region that wood came from?
                I'm told that the northern basswood is a little more consistent and maybe a little softer
                than bass wood cut in the south.

                Would have been an interesting wood anatomy puzzle to putz around with.
                He was up in the northern tier. and I had told him IF he had a chance.. But I'll check it out . He lives about 250 miles from me in central Oregon. And I do have to go see him for some Elk antler. Knife handles ya know.

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                • #9
                  Well, it sure should make for a happy day. Send me his name and address...I need a friend like that.
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

                  http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like you'll have enough good wood to last a while!

                    Claude
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                    • #11
                      Years ago I used to buy cutoffs from a mill that made hand rails, They were going out of business so I went over to see if I could get some before they closed. They said thry had some scrap 2 1/2 inch dowles and a pallet of cutoffs for $100, I only had 50 with me so they tole me to go out back and take what I wanted on the dowels and 1/2 the pallet of cutoffs. Went back and got 10 dowels 10 feet longand 1/2 of the largest pallet I ever saw, it filled the 8 foot bed of my pickup to a heaping load. Pieces were 2 to 2.5 inches thick 8 to 10 inches wide and 8 to 20 inches long. I've been carving on that stash for over 10 years and i still have a large rack of it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Claude View Post
                        Sounds like you'll have enough good wood to last a while!

                        Claude

                        Oh, yeah, now if I could find some Cyprus .. Oh and there is a nice Butternut tree round the corner from me. BUT, I think it would be dangerous for me with a chainsaw to lQQk at his tree.

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                        • #13
                          I was carving while waiting at my car dealership, as I normally do, and as usual, the mechanics came out to see what I was working on, on their way for coffee break. One of the mechanics was headed West for vacation, to Ontario where his brother owns a saw mill and offered and brought back a few big ends of Basswood. He has been doing this ever since and help keep me in wood to work. I of course made him some pieces as he wouldn't accept a nickel for the wood.

                          Bob
                          Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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