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-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info
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#1 posted 11-09-2008 02:33 AM
I really like the way you shaped the edges to follow an organic shape, rather than using hard angles. Very well done!
I think I saw my first live oak tree last summer in Georgia. It had a huge trunk and was not that tall, more squatty for the massive thickness of the trunk and had gnarley branches and small thick leaves. It had a lot of character.
-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe
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#2 posted 11-09-2008 04:42 AM
Okay, live oak tells me that it is ‘alive.’ Looks dead to me… really beautiful…. but still dead.
Okay someone want to explain?
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#3 posted 11-09-2008 05:14 AM
you’re gonna make us Google “live Oak ”, aren’t you ….hahahahaa Great lil bench / table , Ron
link to “live Oak ” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_oak
Something else I would never have known if not for LJ’s : )
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#4 posted 11-09-2008 07:44 AM
Looks great Bones…I have a Live Oak behind my cabin probably 5’ in diameter right on the bank of a creek , it is starved for sunlight and is surrounded by huge chain-saw blade killin Bois D’ Arc and smothered in wild Mustang Grape vines…and you can see signs of their once being a treehouse up in it. About 100 feet from it is the old wagon trail from Fort Little River to Bird’s Creek Settlement…. Probably early Texas settler’s children built that treehouse. I nicknamed it Methusaleh, because Lord knows how long it has been around and how much of our history it has lived through…They had a Live Oak blown down not too far from me by a local Christian school and the Texas Historical Society would not let anyone touch it, claimed it was over 1000 years old…Go figure? Wish I could live that darn long or not :)
The wildness of the grain in your bench reminds me of the Black Oak I have been working with, must be close cuzzins :) I myself leave those knots in as much as I can, I always find the wildest burl and interesting patterns in the grain closest to them and tend to only grind them down a lil bit….
Nice looking bench, and very Rustic-ated work of art, my friend, and keep up the out-of-the-box good work…
-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”
#5 posted 11-09-2008 07:54 AM
Great story SDS. A tree like that is one I would like to sit in for a spell.
#6 posted 11-09-2008 07:19 PM
Hi Ron, would you have an endgrain photo of live oak ? Being from the NorthEast , I’m interested in the growth rings compared to our Red and White Oaks up here that drop their leaves and shut down for the winter months. Thank you : )
#7 posted 11-09-2008 07:40 PM
Dusty, I don’t have a photo handy but will see about posting one over the next few days
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