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    milled another spalted maple

    This is that big crotch piece I had laying by the mill when you were here Larry. I'll not be getting any feather from this one. I've found metal with the detector in two places. I'm trying to decide on how to work around it and mill the rest of the cant. This one has had some really nice figure. I had to do some serious chainsaw work to get this puppy on the mill. It was 47" of the crotch end and 37" on the other. I've got some better bookmatched slabs that I didn't get pics of because it was getting dark and starting to rain.
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    John that is some pretty wood, I have to get a paper towel to dry off my keyboard, I was drooling all over it.

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    Nice wood!

    Which metal detector do you have? I have one of the cheaper HF specials but its somewhat problematic on the detection part

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    John, you sure have had a bad run of luck with all this rotten wood lately. Maybe better luck with the next log!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post
    Nice wood!

    Which metal detector do you have? I have one of the cheaper HF specials but its somewhat problematic on the detection part
    I have the older version of this one. http://www.woodcraft.com/product/200...ser-light.aspx

    It's good down to about 3/4 - 1 inch depending on the species. It's more than paid for itself with saved bands. At around 25 bucks a pop it doesn't take many trashed bands to pay for one. When I got mine it was around 100 dollars.

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    another treasure trove for sure, now you need to post them on esty or ebay and get rich
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    That's some great looking wood. Wish i had a bunch of that about 10x10x10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    John, you sure have had a bad run of luck with all this rotten wood lately. Maybe better luck with the next log!
    I agree with Tom. It's a real crying shame you can't get any decent straight-grained wood with a consistent color.
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