Wanted - Osage Orange

Hmerkle

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Hank
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Looking for some Osage orange for chisel handles...

So not a lot of board feet, but need at least 8 pieces prefer 10- 16

6/4 - 8/4 (1-1/2" - 2") X 5"-6" long
 

SabertoothBunny

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Check out the site Got Wood? LLC (www.turningblanks.net) as they tend to have a lot of wood species in spindle turning blanks in the sizes you are looking for. Their inventory changes regularly based on what they can get for wood but I have seen just about everything come through their site.
 

mdbuntyn

Matt
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Bell Forest shows that they have the sizes you're looking for in stock, but you'll need to call to see if they have enough:

 

Hmerkle

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Hank
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Bell Forest shows that they have the sizes you're looking for in stock, but you'll need to call to see if they have enough:

HOLY CRAP!
6 pieces of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24" osage orange with shipping $116.54!!
Not sure if I am just cheap or out of touch!!
 

jcz

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I’ve ordered lots of call making supplies from river mallard store in the past. Great prices and usually quick shipping services.
 

cyclopentadiene

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Why is this wood so expensive? Osage orange trees are hated because they are messy!

The other hated tree that I would love lumber is Magnolia!
 

mdbuntyn

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HOLY CRAP!
6 pieces of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24" osage orange with shipping $116.54!!
Not sure if I am just cheap or out of touch!!
6 of 1½" x 1½" x 24" is 2.25bf. $96 before shipping is $42.66/bf. Yikes! Maybe you can buy 3bf of the 8/4 that's listed under the "lumber" tab for $20/bf?
 

Matt Furjanic

Matt
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HOLY CRAP!
6 pieces of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 24" osage orange with shipping $116.54!!
Not sure if I am just cheap or out of touch!!
Hey Hank - it’s called inflation. 7% government inflation figure is crap. It’s WAY more than that.
Last week I paid $125 for 8 BF of hard maple. When they told me the price, I almost walked out, but they had already cut the 12’ pieces in half to fit in my car, and I didn’t have the heart to walk away. Lesson learned though. Try $160 a BF for Gaboon ebony if you can find it. I really need some for making inlays, but I just cannot get my brain around the cost.
 

kevin waldron

Kevin
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Not to high jack this thread but....Gabon Ebony....

try some instrument makers/suppliers... fret boards


 

Hmerkle

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Hank
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Not to high jack this thread but....Gabon Ebony....

try some instrument makers/suppliers... fret boards


Thanks Kevin, but making a chisel handle with 3/8" thick material will not work...
 

Matt Furjanic

Matt
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Not to high jack this thread but....Gabon Ebony....

try some instrument makers/suppliers... fret boards


Do the math - that’s exactly $160 a BF.
 

Roy G

Roy
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Hank, there is a guy up in Roseville that was selling mallets turned out of osage orange. I saw this in the Raleigh Craigslist. He also sells tools and sharpens saws.

Roy G
 

Echd

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Hank, there is a guy up in Roseville that was selling mallets turned out of osage orange. I saw this in the Raleigh Craigslist. He also sells tools and sharpens saws.

Roy G

I've bought a couple of odds and ends from him. The stuff I got was nice and very reasonable, he puts care into what he makes.
 

Hmerkle

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Hank
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I've bought a couple of odds and ends from him. The stuff I got was nice and very reasonable, he puts care into what he makes.

Yes I asked Chris Black if he had any more but he only has a little bit left for his mallets
he’s gonna ask his arborist when he has more but it’ll be wet, it won’t be dry


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Cuthriell

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Yes I asked Chris Black if he had any more but he only has a little bit left for his mallets
he’s gonna ask his arborist when he has more but it’ll be wet, it won’t be dry


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Still have the stuff you saw and can sent it. Plus some more after we dry out a bit. It will fit in a flat rate box.
 

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