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    RDU - Mahogany group (partner) buy?... $4.40/bf, wide, old boards.

    A guy on CL is selling two old mahogany boards that he says have been in storage for 80+ years. These are the dimensions:

    2.5" x 15.5" x 16'
    2.5" x 7.5" x 12'

    I posted this a while back in Hot Deals... He was asking $400 but he said he'd take $300, which works out to a great price of $4.40/bf. I'd like to buy it but I can't store all the wood. Does anyone want to split these boards with me? We could go look at them Sunday afternoon down in Sanford to make the final decision to buy or not.

    I'd especially like to resaw the wider board, and I'd pay more than half if you have the massive bandsaw that can resaw the 15.5" board.

    My plan to transport them is to cut the 16' one down to two 8' sections and throw them on my Subaru, but if you have a better idea I'm all ears.

    PM me if interested.

    Richard


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    Re: RDU - Mahogany group (partner) buy?... $4.40/bf, wide, old boards.

    I assume it's a true Swietenia, either Dominican or Honduran, if it's 80+ years old. He doesn't say, though. Khaya and the other look-alikes weren't important timber species back then. I of course want to knock down a little patch with a plane to get a good look at it... for all I know it could be a dirty beech plank I was thinking 50/50 split, but if you want to do 40/60 or 60/40 that would also be fine.... I can scale my planned project to the wood.

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