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This really needs some careful studying to really absorb it all. I threw this chunk to the side years ago while cutting firewood with my bro. It was a maple burl with mushrooms growing on it. It didn’t even look worth burning. I sliced it, planed it and slapped a 1/2” round router bit in an air grinder, then held on to remove all the grey matter around the brain. The nasal passage, mouth and esophagus appear unobstructed. There is little spinal damage. There is however some damage to the lateral geniculate body of thalamus which leads me to believe that this body wood have experienced problems with the motor tracts that last left the cerebral cortex, possibly caused by extreme trauma after hitting the ground from the 100 foot fall. Notice also the hardening of the superficial temporal arteries. Upon close observation one can notice that the left internal jugular vein is constricted. The cause of death is therefore determined to be the complete severing of all capillaries causing excessive hemorrhaging and eventual oxygen depravation.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#1 posted 01-27-2009 09:37 AM

that is awesome, and the story with it! reminds me of an episode of house or something lol

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#2 posted 01-27-2009 10:18 AM

sometimes the wood doesn’t have to be anything…just itself…

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#3 posted 01-27-2009 02:08 PM

Thanks for the pathological diagnosis.

Isn’t nature astonishing?

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#4 posted 01-27-2009 03:28 PM

Thanks Cameron, you’ve answered some knotty questions. This sagital section clearly shows the characteristic pitch or tar subdural hematomas seen with SSS. (sudden stop syndrome). Thanks for the post!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#5 posted 01-27-2009 04:57 PM

It is amazing what we see in wood – instead of the physical aspects of parts of pieces of the body – I see a poor old critters face – that was either born with problems or was in such a hellish fight that it disfigured him.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#6 posted 01-27-2009 05:08 PM

hahaha that’s hilarious—or is that being disrespectful to this person and his untimely demise?

at first I thought it was a bear peeking out of a cave…. but then as I read “brain” I looked back and there he was ….


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#7 posted 01-27-2009 05:40 PM

Fascinating piece of wood!

Good Luck in the contest.


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#8 posted 01-28-2009 05:46 AM

It looks like a profile of Alfred Hitchcock…. lol… great post.

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#9 posted 01-28-2009 07:20 AM

Homer Simpson?

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#10 posted 01-28-2009 07:27 AM

Thanks for commenting jocks. I love how the world looks different through everyones eyes. Larry I think I see the critter also. Keep sharing what you see everyone, and we can all open our minds a little.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#11 posted 01-28-2009 08:20 PM

Is there also a tumor?...

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#12 posted 01-29-2009 07:24 PM

Interesting, but to have his neck at that angle, he (and I only say he, because I’d hate to see a woman with a face like that) must have broken his neck in the fall also. I really hope that, no scientist sees this, they’ll use it as more evidence of evolution. It’s bad enough they want us to believe, we came from some kind of ape, now they’ll think we came from a tree. Well, apes do live in trees…...maybe…..

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#13 posted 01-30-2009 11:16 PM

hmmmm …. interesting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 01-31-2009 12:42 AM

Don’t you guys have aspirin.that WOOD have saved it HEART and all.Alistair who’s studying biology then I did this all at University a while back I have to admit HUMAN and Celular

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#15 posted 02-02-2009 02:28 AM

Cool Cameron

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