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Myrtle Logs
« on: September 29, 2011, 12:17:28 PM »
Had a call to day, guy has 10 Myrtle logs. They are 4' long and 36" across. Wanted to know if i would buy then. Has been
cut about a year and he hauld them from Or. He wants $40.00 each fro them. I said i would like to see them first so may
go look tomorrow. What do you guys think they are worth? Not wanting to pay that much unless they are worth that.

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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 01:39:29 PM »
Will the guy called back and i found out its in slab lumber. 24" wide,73" long and 3" thick. Think i will go tomorrow and see
what it looks like. may buy a few to resale,

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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 08:45:55 AM »
You could always take some to sell on shares with him.  It would put Myrtle in your inventory if you see that many people looking at your inventory you could likely find a buyer. 

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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 12:07:47 PM »
They make beautiful gun stocks but the wood dose twist a little from what Ive been told.
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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2011, 03:38:40 PM »
Just got back from looking at the Myrtle. Was not even close to what he told us. There was two stacks, had to be two short
logs cut into 5 slabs. Had little piles of sawdust on each one and a few lumber 5/8 thick so didn't buy any. He still wanted $2.
BF and i said good luck. Had been cut two years ago and if it been sold then would have been a good deal.

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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2011, 08:17:43 PM »
Isnt it amazing how one mans steak is just another mans hamburger. bg

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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2011, 08:37:10 PM »
Woodworkers that don't mill lumber tend to place a much higher value on wood, especially wood you can't buy in a store, often times much more than it's actually worth.
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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 06:55:32 AM »
now you have a great story to tell and are further down the learning curve ::)

 I had a guy call me about "walnut and chestnut logs", I asked how big in diameter? about 18-20", ok, line it up drive half hour to see firewood length "logs", "OH, sorry yeah thought they were still usable" :o :o

 Note to self: ask how BIG in diameter AND how long!!!!!

 I got a great story and a GOOD lesson.

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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 08:57:55 AM »

 I had to do a search on Mertlewood. I had never heard of it before, pretty stuff.

For those who don't know about it and were afraid to ask, take a look at this site:

http://www.myrtlewoodgallery.com/what-is-myrtlewood

Jon
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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2011, 11:43:43 PM »
Lumber is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. A lady came by Tuesday and bought 3 short walnut slabs destined for the woodpile...$25. a piece. Makes me think I've had it wrong all this time. I should just burn the lumber and sell the slabs... :D :D
What is this leisure time of which you speak?
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Re: Myrtle Logs
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 04:41:18 PM »
I had a friend who made grips and forends for Thompson Contender pistols out of myrtle. They were gorgeous. But of course he only needed small pieces.


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