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    What would you do with these? 200+ year old mahogany

    The storms damaged some 200+ year old mahogany trees and they had to be removed. What would you make with these?
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    Are they urs? Darn shame they were cut like that. I could find plenty to do with them in my guitar work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike OMelia View Post
    Are they urs? Darn shame they were cut like that. I could find plenty to do with them in my guitar work.

    Belong to the gumm’int but I have connections to snag a few.

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    Malcolm, I have a slab of similar mahogany I obtained about 16 years ago in Jamaica - a chain sawn slab from a tree cut building the new road from Mo Bay to Negril.

    Still saving it for a future musical instrument project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley Gray View Post
    Malcolm, I have a slab of similar mahogany I obtained about 16 years ago in Jamaica - a chain sawn slab from a tree cut building the new road from Mo Bay to Negril.

    Still saving it for a future musical instrument project.
    That's cool. I have travelled that road many times pre and post construction. Your mahogany is most likely Cuban Mahogany. It should age to a very deep reddish-brown.

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    Itís a pipe dream until the wood is cut and dried.
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    I'd have it sawn and dried. Then, I'd build the miniature highboy I've always wanted to do (about 3 ft tall).
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    Could make some nice woodturnings.

    I'm running low on true mahogany, still have plenty of smaller sizes, some cuban, and a bunch of sapele kindamahogany.

    JKJ

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    I'd build me a 'Hurricane Desk'. Maybe a little bit like the Prez' desk.

    Wish I could remember the name of it. Reliant?
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    If that's Cuban mahogany, I'd saw it, dry it and then sell it at auction on eBay. Genuine Cuban mahogany brings an amazing price.

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    I would cut them and dry them and call them George.

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