Monster Maple Cluster Log

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 09-13-2011 04:44 PM 2614 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one log just about maxed out this trailer. My bobcat can pick up 5000 lbs so it was a challenge getting off.
we won! Yahoo. It ripped up the deck pretty good though.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 09-13-2011 04:54 PM

WOW! That is some serious wood! Looks like it will be some really nice stuff too! All the growths on the log, should turn out to be some gorgeous wood!

Let us know what it looks like after being milled!

Man oh man, would I love to have a turning blank or two off that beast! You’re a lucky man to have found lumber like that!

-- Kenny

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#2 posted 09-13-2011 04:55 PM

That is a big one. Watch your toes!

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#3 posted 09-13-2011 05:13 PM

Hey Greg,
Are you related to Paul Bunyan?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 09-13-2011 05:21 PM

I want your job.

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#5 posted 09-13-2011 05:43 PM

and that 873 aint no toy either ….

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 09-13-2011 06:19 PM

Wow, that’s one ugly log! I will be very interested in seeing the slabs you get out of this log.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 09-13-2011 09:51 PM

hey there greg, you guys are wood crazy huh, like the rest of us here…but i see you got a new trailer, now thats a nice one…..that one should handle what you need to do…now you need a larger loader…then you will be set….cant wait to see what those burls will give you…have fun

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 09-13-2011 09:56 PM

Yah! once you solve one problem it creats another one! LOL.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#9 posted 09-13-2011 10:13 PM

Holy shoot Greg, that one is wicked! I can’t even start to imagine the jaw-dropping figure hidden in that burl cluster.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 03:03 AM

One ‘Burley’ piece of wood Greg.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 03:19 AM

so i figure you have easily gotten into this log to uncover the beauty inside…i just know you have…i would have that log all cut up…..and would have cut one burl to see what was in there…how do you do that, i know folks like to buy it whole..for turning…do you do one just to see what the tree produced…would like to know your process…...

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 09-14-2011 03:25 AM

What a great looking piece of wood. I can’t wait to see the cuts.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#13 posted 09-14-2011 04:12 AM

I bet this is going to be some beautiful turning material!! Can’t wait to see what you do with this one!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 09-14-2011 02:10 PM

Wow….I too would love to see a slice of that

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#15 posted 09-14-2011 03:40 PM

Looking at that log, I can see why you wanted to keep it in one long chunk instead of cutting it into smaller
pieces. The long slabs from that tree should really be something, as well as all the those smaller pieces
that will be cut off making the big one. Thank you for sharing and giving us something to drool over and
think about.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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