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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #35: Wood Gloat

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Blog entry by jerrells posted 07-04-2012 01:39 PM 1155 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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WE had a 60 year old oak tree in the back yard that died – DRATS!!! Anyway we had to have it taken down because of it’s size. I was smart enough to save some branches to use on furture. I have enough for several projects. One picture shows two branches that I have cut into strips 3/8 inchs wide. NOw I need to plane and sand them to size.

The real story behind the tree is that when my daughter was about 5 or 6 we played ball under the tree in the evenings. I am sure that she will get one of the projects. Now I wonder why I did not save more of that tree. O well.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.



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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 07-04-2012 02:08 PM

That is awesome, Jerrell! It was sad to hear the tree had to come down, but I am sure you will make some wonderful pieces with it that will fill the hearts of many. Great wood gloat! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Keith Fenton

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#2 posted 07-04-2012 03:20 PM

Congrats on the find, but be careful what you use this for since branches will likely warp much more than trunk wood.

-- Scroll saw patterns @ http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com

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