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post #1 of 5 Old 04-17-2010, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Mesquite logs

Greetings. I'm starting out again after a 2 year layoff in woodturning due to a move from the North East. Now in San Antonio near Helotes. I would appreciate it if someone could give me a source for a few mesquite logs (preferably burls) big enough to turn a couple 14"-16" bowls or platters. I sure miss cherry wood, but mesquite is beautiful too. Thanks for any help.
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http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/grd/1693970992.html

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/grd/1690070193.html

http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/for/1688712593.html

Those link will die...but I checked your local craigslist and it seems everyone down there is just giving it away. The second guy has 12 acres worth...just bring your saw and it's yours
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Disappointing

I went to the 2nd link Daren saw on Craigslist, chainsaw ready, and was greeted with a big cleared out tract of land with brushpiles of cedar, some oak and no mesquite to be found. They must have sold off the good wood and are trying to get rid of the junk. It sounded too good to be true!
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Keep checking c-list...I bet you find what you need. Even those firewood guys looked promising. It looked like they had a bunch already bucked to length, it wasn't free but seemed cheap to me for mesquite (don't know, don't have it up here)
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Craigslist is the way to go for sure in this area (I'm also in SA... near Helotes too lol).

Just last year my boss was looking to have some mesquite cleared off - free to whoever would cut the felled trees.
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