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    giant spud :)

    Got home from work a bit ago and found this giant spud sitting in a box from MI. Not really sure what kind of burl it is, but if i'm guessing, i think it is spruce, but not sure.It's about 18 x 9, thanks Larry i will put this to good use, and post a pic or two when i get it turned. O you could of kept a sliver and turned a pen or two. You know for the wounded warrior project. Just kidding of course.Click image for larger version. 

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    Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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    you must have debarked it steve,, it had bark on it when it left here like i said that is the baby one the next one is twice that size. i havnt cut it apart to make it smaller till you see what is in that one.. that came from a root not the tree trunk. i think you will be surprized at what is inside.. should be some good looking grain like that northport pine down south that some like so well
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    Yep i opened the box and than the rap. and found not only the bark, but a bunch of MI spiders. Just baby's but there had to of been at least a dozen or more. That's the reason for getting rid of the bark so soon.

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    I bet that's going to be mighty pretty
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    i wont charge you for the extras sorry about the hyjackers.. they must be tough critters we have had 20 degree weather outside and they had to be on it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i wont charge you for the extras .....
    but Larry, you really should of told Steve that this is one of our{Michigan} nuisance spider cocoons...and if he thought those couple of little spiders were a surprise, wait until the ones inside hatch...should be comical, especially when the winged queen gets out

    Looking forward to the art you create with it Steve!
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    Jan-you-wine imported MI spiders!?! They are worth their weight in gold Can't wait to see what you do with the spud Steve. Kudos to Larry for his continuing generosity.
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