A friend of mine cut this piece of Bois D’arc from his ranch and wants me use use it. It is 7.5 foot long, 8" dia one end and 5" the other. I have 2 BBQ pits/grills. I also have a workshop with a 14" band saw and other tools. This log was cut yesterday. My question is; Am I looking at fire wood or, is there enough here to cut and sticker for several months to make it worth it. I was thinking of make some kind of boxes.
I have never used this wood before. But I do know 2 things about it. 1. it is heavy. 2 it is very hard.
First pic shows log. The rest show approx a third each
I see about 500$ – 700$ worth of bow staves . No band saw needed .
Cross cut the thick end to 4’
Split it with a froe and/or wedges and sell them , if you are looking for a
quick turn around .
Quick cash ( maybe : ) . So as not to sound like advice , I emphasize the word
" maybe " . Have fun ……nice tree .
Osage is very dense, and dries Very slowly. It’s a prime wood for turners, and would make lovely boxes if you can dry it without splitting (eliminate the pith.) I processed several logs a few years ago, and the bowls I’d done just shimmer with chatoyance. They’re beautiful.