Florida Live Oak

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Project by Jason Peters posted 11-25-2015 03:20 PM 2484 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well again we have made some awesome book matched slabs out of a log.

Live oak is one of few evergreen oaks. The leaves stay green all year. The wood of the live oak has historically been used for Navy ships. The USS Constitution herself was constructed with live oak. This particular logs has a beautiful brown color very similar to English brown oak. This will make some amazing furniture. We have about 10000 board feet of live oak logs to cut, I hope they all at least half as beautiful as this one.

I love logs and lumber:)

-- Jason Peters Advantage Lumber Sarasota, FL 941-388-9299

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 03:24 PM

They are beautiful I just hate to see these trees taken down. They are living history, older than the country in many cases.

-- Dave

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#2 posted 11-25-2015 03:43 PM

Awesome milling pics, love it, but these would make better blog posts than project gallery posts, fyi. They’ll get plenty of exposure there as just about everyone checks out the blog roll when they come to the site.

Also, I suggest putting your location and contact info in your “home” profile and you might stir up some business as you’ve got some great slabs you’re showing.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#3 posted 11-25-2015 04:41 PM

Magnificent looking wood.

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#4 posted 11-25-2015 07:39 PM

The tree was most likely magnificent, but the beauty of the wood that you can’t see from the outside will be on display for years to come, long after the tree would have dies. Looking forward to what you make. Glad you posted.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 11-25-2015 10:41 PM

All I can say Is WOW…Your fourth post and it is still another that is not a finished project/just tryin to sell some wood….I wish the moderators were as keen as you so they could ban your A$$.

G Vavra

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#6 posted 11-27-2015 06:20 PM

Ugh. This is NOT a project.

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#7 posted 11-29-2015 02:20 AM

Ugh. This is NOT a project.

- toddbeaulieu

While this may not fit the definition of most projects here but if you’ve ever milled any kind of lumber, it is one big project and a lot of hard, physical work.

Some people like the designing, some like to build, some like to finish. Others, like to make the raw materials.

Everyone has their own part of the woodworking chain they love more than others.

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#8 posted 11-29-2015 03:26 PM

Sooooo, this stuff is available for purchase? I live in Lakeland and I’m interested, send me a message and/or a link. Thanks.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 11-29-2015 10:12 PM

That’s beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 11-30-2015 03:41 AM

Jason, I want some of that RIGHT NOW! We don’t have live oak in Kansas

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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