It is messy stuff. Back in the day here in Maine, kids used to go out in the woods and find Spruce Gum. Its where a spruce tree might have rubbed another tree or something and caused a scar. This thick tar like pitch would come out in gobs and the kids would chew it like bubble-gum. In fact its where chewing gum got its start. It has a nice wintergreen like taste, but if you got false-choppers, it might not be a chewing gum to try.
Originally Posted by Bernie Weishapl
The stuff was so sticky, and so clear that in world war II they used the stuff as an epoxy to hold the gun sights of the big bombers. It held the optics in place, and yet could be seen through with total clarity. Young teenage girls were paid to go out into the Maine woods and collect jars of the goo for the war effort.
Here is a picture (though small) of a Spruce Gum pocket. Its situated just underneath my bar in a whitish goo. If the wood has pockets like this Vaughn,I would not bother to try turning it...it would be a complete mess. But if its pretty clear and non-resinous, I would give it a whirl.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"