Boy I would love to see whats inside this thing!!!!

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Blog entry by RBWoodworker posted 11-06-2009 05:08 AM 1257 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Fiance’ and I were taking a walk thru the neighborhood and I stopped dead in front of this one house that had this tree in the front.. and thought to myself.. Boy..I wonder what kind of figure this tree has inside of it?? I don’t know what species it is though, and from the looks of’s nowhere anywhere ready to die…lol

-- Randall Child

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#1 posted 11-06-2009 06:21 AM

Yeah, I’ve been afflicted with the same bug I guess. You should hear me, walking through the park, pretty women all around, but I’ll be saying “whooee, look at the burls on that tree!” as if the ugly old tree is the sexiest thing around and I just can’t wait to get it’s clothes off to see what’s underneath. Okay, um, I’m joking (I think). Really, I’m not obsessed or anything. Just don’t tell my wife while I was walking with her, I was actually thinking about the trees.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#2 posted 11-06-2009 07:01 AM

I can go one better. I actually have been getting in trouble because my WIFE looks at trees and thinks ” I bet that has nice grain in it” Then blames ME, because she is looking at the trees! haha

Wonderfull tree. With LOTS of potential.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 11-06-2009 08:52 AM

LOL.. you guys are funny..

on another note.. does anyone know what species it is??

-- Randall Child

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#4 posted 11-06-2009 10:04 AM

Wow…...what a lumpy tree! The leaves sorta look like cottonwood.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#5 posted 11-06-2009 04:47 PM

RB, the next time you go walking with your wife and you see a similar sight (heavily burled tree) just imagine that lumpiness to be cellulite on ‘another woman’s legs and she is wearing short shorts. Then, turn and smile at your fiance with a loving grin. She will never know.


-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#6 posted 11-06-2009 09:31 PM

This looks like a “Darren Nelson Special”. He’s always looking for (and finding) these goodies.

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#7 posted 11-07-2009 04:05 AM

Wow what cellulite…................ah I mean burl. I’d like to see the insides too. I’ll bet it sure is pretty.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 11-07-2009 04:38 PM

Nice Randy,

Is there a lesson here for us. Has anyone else noticed the trees with the ugliest exterior, often has the most beautiful interior.

Just look at a Walnut tree. Half the year it looks dead, yet on the inside it is beautiful.

Could this extend to people too? Makes me wonder.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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