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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2004, 02:49:46 PM »
Yeah, I am planning on putting you to work.  ;)

I am hoping to have a portable sawmill bought by then and you can show me the tricks.

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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2004, 03:04:58 PM »
Ahhh, Si. No problema. ::) Gotta brush up on my Spanish. You gettin a Petersen???
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2004, 03:14:34 PM »
What do ya mean "Hedge Apples", Deadheader?
Big old apple trees???

Patty, by way of looks, how do the black locust and the honey locust compare?

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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2004, 03:24:27 PM »
 Furby,  ::) Hedge Apples, Beau-D'arc, Osage Orange, Cannon ball Tree.??? Very bright Yellow w/ streaks. Hard, hard wood.  ;D ;D :D
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2004, 03:31:30 PM »
Hmmmmmmmmmm!
Ya got my interest.
I'm gonna pass all this info along when I talk to him again.

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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2004, 03:47:34 PM »
Yeah, planning on the Petersons now, hopefully by the dry seaon.  We have several trees that have to be cut this year, so it will get a good workout.
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2004, 04:32:45 PM »
Furby,

Black locust is kinda yellowish/green ?? where honey locust is more honey colored with brown steaks. Now that I've made this perfectly clear  ::); let me send you some ( a sample) if you are interested.
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #27 on: August 11, 2004, 04:44:32 PM »
Let me talk to my friend and see what way he is leaning.
That way you won't waste your time for no reason.
Thank you for the offer!

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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2004, 06:57:24 PM »
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2004, 03:20:16 PM »
Furby,
Osage Orange would be a great choice.  Very rot resistant, hard as nails and an awsome color.

Shoot Hillbilly an IM and see if he could post a picture of it.  I sent him back with a bunch from the roast but I didnt take any pictures of it.

When you cut it the sawdust is a Neon Yellow.  I have been told the Amish use the sawdust to make yellow die.

It will loose the yellow color over time unless treeted with a UV protection.

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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2004, 04:18:47 PM »
Kiln dried white ash would be a good wood for resilience. Its also hard as nails when dried good. I have to pre-drill all my holes in white ash, or as mentioned above, the screws snap off.  ::)  Red oak wouldn't work well, as mentioned, because its too pourous where the white oak, as most of you favor, is less pourous because the earlywood vessels look like they have hardening of the arteries if ya get out the 10x hand lens and compare the end grain. Ebony is very hard and heavy, like a sheet of 3/8" steel. :D

This is a good table to look at for physical properties of hardwood species.
http://www.hardwoods-inc.com/physical_properties_1.asp

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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2004, 06:54:20 PM »
Had a guy buy some ERC for his truck bed and racks. Just a show truck. He finished it fine. It was almost hard on the eyes.
But that cedar was sure pretty.  But for durable use w oak.
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2004, 11:37:51 PM »
I would not like to consider the cost, unless you found an old boat to salvage, but, I bet teak would be nice! Good enough for WWII aircraft carrier decks and ships.


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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2004, 05:46:04 AM »
Teak is very difficult to get a finish to stay on.Also VERY expensive. But still less than ebony!!??
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2004, 06:20:48 AM »
  Teak is soft. Too easily damaged.
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2004, 11:36:57 AM »
I will never forget, in this lifetime, trying to split a Hedgeapple log for firewood....with an axe.  I can still feel the reverb in my shoulder from that one!   :D  
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Re: Wood for old pick-up bed
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2004, 09:36:27 AM »
I would agree with Florida, teak is too soft, and would be very expensive.  However, Ipe might be a good choice, and would not be terribly expensive I would think.

Very hard, durable, and resistant to weather. It is often used for boardwalks.

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