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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN

    Wood gloat.... sort of

    A lady I work with knows that I fool with wood. The other day she said that they had to cut down a sugar maple and asked me if I wanted any of the wood. I told her I'd come by after work and have a look. When I got there my jaw dropped. The stump was about 36" in diameter. Her husband said that they had been trying to give it away for about 2 months and nobody wanted it. He said the trunk was clear, solid and straight for about 10 feet. The only down side (if there is one) was that their neighbor had come over and blocked it up for them. This is what I got. I got two loads on my ford ranger. Most of it has some pretty good spalting and some has staining from ambrosia beetles. He said that if he knew I would have wanted the log he would have saved it for me. I cut up one "small" piece and got 4 10"x3" turning blanks. I think I'm going to cut most of it into blanks and anchorseal it.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice haul.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    what a shame that you had to cut it into turning blanks a ten ft log of spalted maple with a littelambrsia thrown in ...priceless,, good job on making good use of what was left.. you need to get the word around that you want wood and get it before the others doo
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Nice haul for sure. I have huge Sugar maple tress around me. They drop little whirly things in the spring, is that the same tree? Time to sharpen up the chain saw.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    What a haul! That oughta keep you busy for a while.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Tampa & NC

    wood gloat...sort of

    DANG,wrong place at the wrong time (me) I live about 3 hrs from you when I am at my place in NC, I go up there in April , good haul there though right now I'm in Fl

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Goodland, Kansas
    Congrats on a great haul. That should keep ya busy.
    Bernie W.

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    and say, Hi, Honey, Im home forever.

    To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Methinks you will be buying the 5 gallon bucket of Anchorseal

    Nice haul indeed!

    I'd rough turn as much of it as you can, as soon as you can.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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