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Blog entry by Druid posted 652 days ago 1074 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was cleaning up part of my workshop this week and I came across a piece of maple that I had cut and set aside on May 26, 2012. Since it has been in my workshop since then, I would have expected it to be well on its way to drying, but it has other ideas. Yes, the weather here has been very rainy and damp, but I did not expect to see this type of result.

I thought that I must have had the wrong date, but I normally mark the end of each piece as I cut it.

Right date, wrong result. It is a good indicator that I need to watch the humidity level for my tools.
Enjoy.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 651 days ago

I’d run out and plant it! It wants to live.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dave

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#2 posted 651 days ago

Druid long time no see. Great to have you back around. And no I would not have expected that. Go stick it in a flower bed and see what happens.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 651 days ago

John,

It appears that you’ve been blessed with a “Greenwood Thumb”.

A while back I made a ‘Reflecting Bench’, as I refered to it shortly after retirement, from willows cut near a pond.

It sat in the grass, in the shade of a large Oak tree and after about 6 weeks started sprouting leaves. I took this as an omen to get busy planning and spend less time sitting and reflecting.

Still smiling at the future. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Don W

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#4 posted 650 days ago

its like the grass in my driveway. I can’t kill it, but the lawn is a completely different story.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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Druid

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#5 posted 649 days ago

Sounds like I am providing some amusement to all of you, and that’s good. So, I’ve gone with your suggestions, and the piece has now been planted near the edge of the stream that runs behind our home. Next we will see just how serious it is about growing.
Dave – I’ve been here, just not as active as I should be. Workshop is being revamped so I expect to be posting more often. Thanks.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Dave

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#6 posted 649 days ago

John it will make you some fine syrup one day.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Druid

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#7 posted 510 days ago

UPDATE – I did try to give it a chance, but . . . Sorry Dave, there’s no maple syrup coming from this piece. It definitely did not make a comeback. :(

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Dave

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#8 posted 508 days ago

Oh well you tried.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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