This week in urban logging #8: Mother nature works for me some times

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Blog entry by Daren Nelson posted 10-31-2008 04:30 PM 3766 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another log from the same load the “interesting” mulberry came from in my last entry…I thought this looked interesting as well.

This white oak had laid in a back yard of an abandoned farm house and was forgotten about by people for a couple years…mother nature didn’t forget about it, she went to work spalting it. And did a nice job I might add.

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 05:09 PM

Just incredible what you will find! I WANT it I WANT it!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 10-31-2008 05:39 PM

Hot Damn!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 10-31-2008 06:13 PM

WOW that is awesome!

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 06:29 PM

that log looks like a clock waiting to be finished. I think it even has “hands”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 07:05 PM

Man you’re boots look really comfy are you selling them ??? LOL lucky beggar with that beautiful wood still I get lucky sometimes too well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 10-31-2008 07:15 PM

Sell those shoes ? way man I just got ‘em broke in !

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#7 posted 10-31-2008 09:48 PM

WOW! that mulberry would make a beautiful bowl!!!

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#8 posted 10-31-2008 10:14 PM

While they are all cool, the first photo is my fav. It got me thinking, the spalting seems to affect certain growth rings a lot more than others. I wonder what the variation is caused by.

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#9 posted 10-31-2008 11:00 PM

It would make a really cool table top..cut it like a Pizza, then make a starburst in the center with some Spalted birch with the splines coming out to the edge to enlarge the total surface.

just a thought. :-)

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#10 posted 10-31-2008 11:09 PM

Some more beautiful wood. This batch is great looking.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 10-31-2008 11:38 PM

Wow…. very nice lumber.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 11-01-2008 01:42 AM

That is absolutely BEAUTIFUL…...I can see a wonderful bookend table top there.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#13 posted 11-01-2008 05:46 AM

Man that is sweet!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#14 posted 11-01-2008 03:41 PM

Cool stuff, Daren. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#15 posted 11-02-2008 05:50 AM

That’s a pretty smokin’ bunch of boards Daren. Thanks for sharing.

-- Allen, Milwaukee, WI

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