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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    If you didn't ask if they would take $3 for it, you weren't very prudent.

    Depending on the other dimensions it might be great for making new handles for a set of chisels.

    jtk
    There were two pieces for $5 and $2. I offered $5 for both and they took it. But yes, they said "yes" so quickly that I am sure they would have taken $3. But they didn't bother with the $0.40 tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Fulks View Post
    The 12/4 is harder, and denser than 4/4 . Even years ago some of the 4/4 was just “cigar box” stuff. You did well.
    Interesting. I was actually surprised by how heavy it is, as mahogany is a fairly light wood.

    Comes out to 41 pounds/cf, which is apparently just right for HM. Perhaps I am used to the 4/4 that is lighter.
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    Although I have more H. Mahogany than I can ever use I would have bought that in a heartbeat. Great turning stock. Prudently sick, I guess, but whenever a turning friend needs some wood I probably have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Lippman View Post
    There were two pieces for $5 and $2. I offered $5 for both and they took it. But yes, they said "yes" so quickly that I am sure they would have taken $3. But they didn't bother with the $0.40 tax.
    Then that was fairly prudent.

    BTW, what are the other dimensions?

    Just curious…

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    It is S4S, 4.625x2.75. 17 and 45.

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    I love to get a piece of wood and just stare at it wondering what I can make out of it, always buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Lippman View Post
    Interesting. I was actually surprised by how heavy it is, as mahogany is a fairly light wood.

    Comes out to 41 pounds/cf, which is apparently just right for HM. Perhaps I am used to the 4/4 that is lighter.
    Aside from there being multiple mahogany species being sold, tropical hardwoods sometimes have different densities based on growing conditions of the specific tree. No matter...good score!
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    I would have bought it even if I had no use for it now. You will find a use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Lippman View Post
    ...So, did I make a wise purchase, or do I need help?
    Did you have to sell the dog to finance the lumber? ...this could be the deciding factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm McLeod View Post
    Did you have to sell the dog to finance the lumber? ...this could be the deciding factor.
    Can't sell the dog, she is real money maker. In the last 16 months she has found 500 lacrosse balls, 150 baseballs, 10 golf balls, 3 soccer balls, 2 footballs, 1 softball and a field hockey ball. Altogether, they gotta be worth $50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Lippman View Post
    Can't sell the dog, she is real money maker. In the last 16 months she has found 500 lacrosse balls, 150 baseballs, 10 golf balls, 3 soccer balls, 2 footballs, 1 softball and a field hockey ball. Altogether, they gotta be worth $50!
    Does she dive for golf balls? I had two black labs that would swim out and dive to recover rocks I'd throw in the lake. I never thought of throwing golf balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    Does she dive for golf balls? I had two black labs that would swim out and dive to recover rocks I'd throw in the lake. I never thought of throwing golf balls.
    No, she just finds them in the woods. I have taught her to retrieve off the lake bottom, about 3', but she isn't very good at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wade Lippman View Post
    No, she just finds them in the woods. …
    I found a golf ball in the woods down over the hill from our place. We eventually found at least 30, all spread out. I suspect someone used the neighboring field for driving practice

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    Well done. They got their asking price. You know what you now have and the value. I built a HM door back east and had a piece left over. It moved with us from MA-CA I didn’t have enough to make anything substantial out of it, but have used it as accent pieces in some projects. I suspect that every time you see it in the rack you will smile. Whether you find a use for it or not, what’s that worth?

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    Both.

    Also the wood has a good home where it has a good chance of being made into something beautiful that will be preserved and appreciated for generations.

    Well done…….Rod

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