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Blog entry by Rogue posted 11-27-2008 09:27 AM 972 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keep your eyes open ladies and gents, you never know where and when an unparalleled wood treasure will wash up on you desert ile. I was recently given a couple of birtch branches by a retired arbidder. Didn’t think much of them. I figured I’d save them for a project that I needed a nice white stick for. One day I walked by them in my shop and I saw that the cut off of a small branches had dark inky lines spiderwebbing through it. I nearly wet myself! I propty set to work for the next couple of hours to mill out the branches. Sure enough they were full of some of the most beautifully spalting that I have ever seen. Get yourselves a 3/4” bandsaw blade and start milling out your “Yard Debris” and you “Firewood”. There is some great stuff out there if you don’t mind a treasure hunt!

-- Rogue



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#1 posted 11-27-2008 11:27 AM

Pictures?

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#2 posted 11-27-2008 04:09 PM

Without pictures it didn’t happen.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#3 posted 11-27-2008 04:46 PM

Pactients boys, There are two projects in route showcasing the wood. The small hall table will be done this weekend. But perhaps I will get some shots of just the boards up we’ll see.

-- Rogue

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