On the road again for work and took a detour to Huntsville on the way to Nacogdoches in order to stop in at M & G and grab more of that curly pecan. Well, Brad and probably several other somebody elses had nearly depleted the stack. I did find three more good board, two 4/4 and one 5/4, as well as some sticks of mesquite he had there.
Anyway, after Michael and I settled up, I retrieved a pen I had turned of some of the other pecan haul and gifted it to him. He had a younger fella there helpin him, so I got a spalted maple pen out and gave that one to the younger fella. Michael had stepped into his office and came out with a nice 4 X 4 X about 8 inch chunk of Osage Orange and gave that to me. I hadn't expected that, just wanted to give him a little souvineer from some of his wood. It's fun just giving tokens like that away. Anyway, the Bo Dark felt pretty cool to the touch and the ends were waxed so hopefully it is still nice and moist inside (it hadn't been put in the kiln) so that it won't eat the blades of my tools. All in all, I feel like I got the better of the gift trade, though I felt like I was ahead just from the look on his face when I handed him the pen and told him it was his. The BoDark was just a very nice bonus.