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Blog entry by jeffthewoodwacker posted 1559 days ago 1056 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is part of a maple tree that was cut down last winter at the historic Old Forge site on Wilson Pike Road, south of Nashville, TN. Picture is of one of the pieces that I cut near the base of the tree – at this point the tree was almost 6 feet across! I blocked the section into thirds so I could get it loaded. Dimensions of the piece in the photo are 46 inches across and 25 inches high, piece is almost four feet long. Darn thing was almost more than my front end loader would handle. Two of us filled our pickup trucks full and will have to go back to get the rest of the tree. I plan on turning hollow forms and platters from this wood. Will coat most of the endgrain with anchorseal, but this piece will get broken down and turned this week. More photos to follow.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.



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Chris Cunanan

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#1 posted 1559 days ago

can’t Wait to see some 20+” turnings….i’m in the big boys club now (well not officially), just trying to make some $ to gear up for the big stuff…i’m so excited, ‘n a little scared, but that never stops me :) hehe

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Karson

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#2 posted 1559 days ago

Jefff some great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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whiskeyturner

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#3 posted 1559 days ago

Jelousy is a huge understatement, good luck with it.

-- There is always an opportunity to learn. . . .Steve Mcgrady. . Sydney, Australia.

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FordMike

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#4 posted 1559 days ago

Congrats, thats a score, the best we have around here is I salvaged some great walnut from General Vallejo’s
Home several years ago.

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Cher

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#5 posted 1559 days ago

That must be exciting…..waiting to see the projects.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Fiddelback

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#6 posted 1559 days ago

hey nice peice of wood, l also look forward to seeing the finished product good luck with it : )

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