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Project by RockyBlue posted 06-17-2012 05:11 AM 2074 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While falling trees high in the rockies a few weeks ago, I saved a wedge from the first tree. I always inspect the wedge before finishing the fall, to see if any rot has begun in the beetle kill lodgepoles. The wedges always seem neat to look at, but not very useful. Anyway I threw it in the truck and brought it home to think about it. I’m having a booth at a trade show next weekend and needed something to hold my cards, so I cut a slot in the wedge and branded it. This is a good example to show folks what a cross section of the tree looks like after the beetles stain the sapwood.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 05:45 AM

really nice way to display your cards, and using the wood that you use to make your furniture, and a nice slab of wood, how perfect is that…nice wood burn of your logo also…

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#2 posted 06-17-2012 06:05 AM

Nice presentation. I would sure like to get a hold of some of that BK Pine. That is cool looking stuff.

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#3 posted 06-17-2012 10:29 AM


Always anxious to see the wedge. Tells a lot about the tree.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-17-2012 01:35 PM


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#5 posted 06-17-2012 03:08 PM

Nice – never even gave wedges a thought as far as this type of display is concerned. Got plenty of them, that’s for sure. Did you cut the groove with your radial arm saw? Still have that planer for you.

Thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 06-17-2012 03:45 PM

A very professional statement. It caused you to think about your medium. Nifty Logo. :-)

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#7 posted 06-17-2012 05:42 PM

I cut the groove on the tablesaw. The Radial arm saw would have been easier, but mine is out of order at the moment.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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