My first found wood.....

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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 07-12-2010 04:17 AM 1515 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some folks are building a home around the corner from me, and knocked down a few trees in the process. I picked up a medium sized crotch and bandsawed it open today. As long as it dosen’t check too bad, I will make this into a small clock for my daughter. Not sure what type of wood it is, but the colors and figure are really nice. I think looking for pieces of wood laying around and sending them through the saw may have just become a new hobby of mine.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#1 posted 07-12-2010 04:20 AM

Totally agree with Dave.

Great score !!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 07-12-2010 04:24 AM

GO GET MORE! That’s beautiful! What to do with it? I dunno…a bowl or three?

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#3 posted 07-12-2010 04:51 AM

Man…that is beautiful. You should have gotten the entire tree!!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 07-12-2010 05:30 AM

Wow, nice find! You’ve got to coat it and put it away. I’m sure it will split if you don’t take precautions and just be patient. May take a couple of years.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 07-12-2010 11:37 AM

nice figure in the wood


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#6 posted 07-12-2010 11:41 AM

Thats a beautiful piece of wood. I love the grain, can’t wait to see what you make with it. The grain will pop out with the finish.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 07-13-2010 05:07 AM

I agree with the others, RUN, RUN, RUN and get the others before he burns them up or someone else gets em. This is worth getting and keeping if you don’t have a need for it right away you will find something down the road. If it was me there, I’d get as much as I could!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 08-08-2010 06:13 PM

Wow, that’s some beautiful wood. Like the others have said RUN! and get the rest of it! The bowls that could/will come from that will be incredible.

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