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Project by FordMike posted 1554 days ago 2442 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tree that i drive by 10 times a day for the last 9 years. The tree is in the front yard of a small house near my work (Ford dealership, hense the nickname) I’ve watched this tree get trimmed twice a year forever and this year it got chainsawed back to the crotches, The tree was obviously becoming a nuisance. I’ve stopped many times and never been able to catch the owners at home I finally sent them a letter, introducing my self and the lady called and made an appointment, kind-of I didn’t understand her version of Spanish(I though) and she kind-of understood my English. I finally met her and her husband and they are Portugese, they barely speak English and once we had their daughter in the conversation, we made head way. The tree was going to cost them $1,500.00 to have removed, and they could’nt afford it, and they were suspicious of me offering to do it for free. They went on-line and saw my website- www.finewoodtraders.com and decided to give me a chance. The tree was the easiest tree to fall already trimmed up the only catch was there is a gas line to the house at the base of the tree, the pallets are my insurance. Big face cut and directional back cut and and it hit perfectly, the last photo is it trimmed and ready to mill tomorrow, in the front yard next to the drive way, as long as the nail count stays down it will be done and hauled off by noon.





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Galirex

37 posts in 1589 days


#1 posted 1554 days ago

Hi FordMike,

Glad for you that you stopped ! Looks like you landed a great find !
We’ll be watching to see what you make from this.

= )

-- Don't complain about growing old, it's a priviledge denied many...

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Julian

880 posts in 2126 days


#2 posted 1554 days ago

Quarter that sucker for all it’s worth. qs sycamore sure is great to look at!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Richard

387 posts in 1722 days


#3 posted 1554 days ago

WHat does sycamore lumber look like? I know it feels heavy when green, but I never tried to dry it or work with it. Is it a hidden treasure only a few people know about it?

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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Grant Libramento

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#4 posted 1554 days ago

Great find. Not only because of all the wood, but also because whoever trimmed it back to the crotches and cleaned up all the debris really did most of the dog work. :-)

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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dozuki

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#5 posted 1554 days ago

Great score. Persistance pays off every time. Looks you will get some great lumber.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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IsaacH

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#6 posted 677 days ago

I was curious so I googled it…found THIS

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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