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Blog entry by Woodchuck42 posted 02-05-2012 04:35 PM 6782 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest “project”, a white oak acorn I picked up off the ground and jabed into a pot. I love taking wood and creating wonderful projects with it, but I believe there will be something infinately more satisfying about “creating” this ultimate project. My plan is to help it grow to a point where I can take it into my back yard and plant it somewhere so that I can look out the windows of my shop and watch it grow as I am working on other projects.

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 04:43 PM

Do you have a project in mind for it’s future? Do you plan on being around for the harvest?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 02-05-2012 05:30 PM

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 02-05-2012 05:39 PM

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is today. – Chinese proverb

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 02-05-2012 09:19 PM

That’s some great recycling going on right there!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#5 posted 02-06-2012 04:02 AM

I started 6 burr oaks in the house, coddled them until they were 14” tall and then planted them outside. A week later the squirrels dug all of them up to eat the remains of the big acorns they grew from! REALLY disappointing so watch out for ‘tree rats’ when you plant yours!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 02-06-2012 06:35 AM

It’s always best to start at the beginning.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 01:11 AM

I hope to be around long enough to use the lumber that would come from this little bugger, but by that time I will be well into my 80’s and may just want to enjoy its presence. As far as “tree rats” we have a natural defense against them called feral house cats (3 of them) that show up on occasion. The cats are definately keeping the squirrels in check!!

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