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Project by Daren Nelson posted 09-16-2007 06:47 PM 3286 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sometimes they are a little bigger…well sometimes ALOT bigger. Here is some of a curly maple log I sawed that was, yes going to be burned. It was headed to the city burn pile, until I turned it around and had them bring it to me.
maple log

With some chainsaw work I got it down to size.

curly maple

This is the lumber than came out of that log. 24” wide curly maple slabs…did I say they were going to BURN it!

slab table

Don’t trash that tree, treecycle!

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#1 posted 09-16-2007 07:27 PM

Well if nobody wants it I guess you could use it as firewood.

But if it getsto that point give me a call.

Some fantastic wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Daren Nelson

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#2 posted 09-16-2007 08:54 PM

That lumber is long gone (except for a little stash). It did make some nice stuff, here is a table a guy made from another 24” wide slab.



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#3 posted 09-16-2007 09:27 PM

Wow! That’s just amazing! I recycle a lot of cutoffs from work, but you make me feel inadequate :). You’ve definitely got a great thing going.

-- Robb

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#4 posted 09-16-2007 10:53 PM

Wow that is some amazingly figured maple! It must have been very tough to plane it without tearout!


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#5 posted 09-17-2007 09:29 PM

Wow – Nice save! Nothin like “free” wood. Especially when it’s that beautiful.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 09-18-2007 06:06 PM

it looks like fire… or leather… or … well, whatever – it looks like “a million dollars”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-30-2008 11:03 PM

Truly a nice find!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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