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Old 04-11-2020, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default 200+ year old sinker cypress boards

I got these from an old friend who owned a saw mill in Louisiana. He said he’s certain the logs were 150-200 years old when he had them pulled out of the Sabine River 40 years ago and sawed them into lumber.

My wife wants to have a center island/table made out of them for the kitchen.

Anyone close to Houston or Beaumont that would be interested in the project or have recommendations? They will need some plane-ing etc. Very cool lumber/history and wife is picky (aren’t they all?) but has a good go by and idea.

Pics up next.

Gracias

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Old 04-11-2020, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:05 PM   #3
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:07 PM   #4
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Make your neighbor move em off that trailer.



Without his tractor....

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Old 04-11-2020, 03:11 PM   #5
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No help but that's a great project.

Can't wait to see it completed.

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Old 04-11-2020, 03:24 PM   #6
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Make your neighbor move em off that trailer.



Without his tractor....

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That thread HE started yesterday....was all about HIM
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:28 PM   #7
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In for the build. I know no one
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:32 PM   #8
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Old 04-11-2020, 03:37 PM   #9
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That is some nice lumber! I hope you'll post the finished project.

I don't know anyone local but I do have a recommendation. Trey, TP3 on here made us some fantastic black walnut countertops after Harvey. He's in dripping springs but does some great work! I bet he could do what you want.
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:00 PM   #10
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Now there's some heterosexual wood right there if o ever saw it. Love that sinker cypress. Lasts forever and beautiful.
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Now there's some heterosexual wood right there if o ever saw it. Love that sinker cypress. Lasts forever and beautiful.
I feel vindicated!
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Old 04-11-2020, 04:12 PM   #12
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After seeing his barndo build, I would try to convince Sendit to do it.


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Old 04-11-2020, 05:28 PM   #13
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Dang your right those cabinets he made are legit
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Old 04-11-2020, 05:43 PM   #14
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That stuff is golden. Better keep it under lock and key.
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Old 04-11-2020, 05:48 PM   #15
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Cut and Shoot Woodworks,David White 936-525-8915

The man is a true craftsman!
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Old 04-11-2020, 06:04 PM   #16
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Old 04-11-2020, 06:08 PM   #17
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Thanks for the recommendation Doug, much appreciated.

If you can't find anyone local to you feel free to give me a shout. Should make a killer top.

My shop is in in Dripping Springs but my father in law lives in Dickinson and comes this way pretty regularly.
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Old 04-11-2020, 06:14 PM   #18
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Lance Askew 409-284-3168. He’s in Buna and does this type of stuff. Seen some very nice work of his.
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:40 PM   #19
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Cool deal thats close
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Lance Askew 409-284-3168. Hes in Buna and does this type of stuff. Seen some very nice work of his.
If Lance still lives where he used to I pulled these boards right by his house!

Dang it
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:47 PM   #21
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I’d get with Ronnie Parrish at Town & Country Sales on Sjolander in Baytown between the stadium and Cedar Bayou Lynchburg

They do that very thing and have been for close to 40 years. Ronnie and Angela are good folks to deal with.
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Old 04-11-2020, 07:52 PM   #22
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If Lance still lives where he used to I pulled these boards right by his house!

Dang it
Small world. Hes over around 639 and 645 area.
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Small world. Hes over around 639 and 645 area.
Thanks Slinger ive sent Lance a text
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A prize find there SR, fine wood. I have pics (not sure where) of our former lease outside of Leola AR, big cypress in the saline river bottoms. Knees 4-6 foot high, and one tree that you could hide in the trunk folds. I have a couple of small slabs that I will hang onto forever- dad sawed them out with a saw.
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Bring em to me I’ll make some cool stuff out of em and send you a pic of what I make so you know your donation was put to good use. Then you can feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
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Bring em to me Ill make some cool stuff out of em and send you a pic of what I make so you know your donation was put to good use. Then you can feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Trade a dozen bitties for one?
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A prize find there SR, fine wood. I have pics (not sure where) of our former lease outside of Leola AR, big cypress in the saline river bottoms. Knees 4-6 foot high, and one tree that you could hide in the trunk folds. I have a couple of small slabs that I will hang onto forever- dad sawed them out with a saw.
These came from near Merryville. Wish I had pictures of the logs when they pulled them out of the river. And to think they were cut down in the early 1800s, very cool.
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Old 04-17-2020, 09:02 AM   #28
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Dropped them off in Buna yesterday. Lance did a little test cut
..going to be awesome

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Old 04-17-2020, 09:03 AM   #29
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Man this has awesome potential!
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i dont know of anyone on here that can do the island thing. but if you get some cutoff pieces of that stuff you dont want to burn I can make some smaller turning projects with it! lol
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Following this. Looks like a beautiful piece of wood
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i dont know of anyone on here that can do the island thing. but if you get some cutoff pieces of that stuff you dont want to burn I can make some smaller turning projects with it! lol
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Coming along nicely! This is the start of the legs.


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Very cool. In for progress pics.
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You get ALL the cool stuff
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I've got the poor part covered. How do I get to be famous?
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Very select crowd...
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Very cool find. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Very small crowd too. If you ask the four people that like me Im famous also.
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Wow this thread has evaded me until now. That's some terrific wood to be given to you. Should make a fine table for generations to come.
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