|Project by RockyBlue||posted 06-17-2012 05:11 AM||1478 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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. www.coloradobeetlekillfurniture.com