Here is what you get in a lot of yard trees. The owner always swears nobody every put any metal in my trees… Yea right….
The screw driver in this slab has 8 inches of surface exposed. The blade just missed it…. Hitting that would have made my metal detector go off… Each time it goes off it costs me $25.00 for a new blade. This cherry tree is a nice average size tree and the screwdriver was in the center at the first crotch.
I didn’t saw this log. I traded a couple of gunstock blanks for several nice cherry slabs. There’s some other metal hiding in the slabs somewhere. You can see black stains on several places at the butt end of the log. I’m going to cut out parts for some Maloof style low back dining chairs from this cherry log.
-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com