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Blog entry by joewilliams posted 09-29-2012 03:50 AM 684 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got some free wood today….guess I’ll have to cut it up soon like Monte does. Our cousin had this tree cut down because they have a tendancy to fall down on houses without notice. They call these around here: “water oaks”, they have very shallow roots that will often rot below ground or just let loose when the ground gets too wet or too dry. We had one just like it fall down on the other side of the other neighbors house just a month ago narrowly missing the house.

I had the tree crew save me a ’little’ piece!

It’s about 25”-26” in diameter and about 10’ long

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -



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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 09-29-2012 04:04 AM

nice “LITTLE PIECE” of wood.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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rance

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#2 posted 09-29-2012 04:16 AM

That should make several nice ‘Little’ projects. Great save.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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joewilliams

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 04:38 AM

I was thinking maybe a couple of business card holders, or maybe a spoon or two!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 09-29-2012 04:51 AM

Too bad you couldn’t grab more of the trunk…
... that little base log will keep you busy for awhile…

Lots of good firewood too!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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joewilliams

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#5 posted 09-29-2012 05:03 AM

I think I see a slab table project in my future….and some firewood!

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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#6 posted 09-29-2012 12:25 PM

I’m thinking “turning” it into a toothpick!

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

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joewilliams

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#7 posted 09-29-2012 12:31 PM

...or 10 big salad bowls (each accompanied by a toothpick, of course)

-- Joe - - - something witty should go here - - -

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 09-29-2012 05:03 PM

Lots of daydreaming material here, and lots of projects once you decide what to do. If you were close
enough to Monte, you might be able to talk him in using his new bandsaw mill for just a few dollars more.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#9 posted 09-30-2012 04:26 AM

Joe,

That looks like a nice log and lots of nice projects! Don’t forget to check it with a metal detector since trees close to houses often have nails, etc. in them. You don’t want to have to pay the sawyer for a new blade!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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