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Project by Dan posted 07-18-2013 07:54 AM 2469 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Red Oak that was storm damaged. The trunk was near 5 feet diameter and stood 24 feet tall. I was cutting this in August full sun. Lots of sweat and enjoyment, lol. The cants were cut free hand with a 3 foot chainsaw. The cants were nearly all qtr-sawn grain; 13 inches square by 8 feet length. From here to my saw mill. Many projects in mine that kept me pushing on thinking of the furniture I would make from this tree. It was over 225 years old, so my dedication is to put this tree into furniture. Thanks for looking, many more projects to show from this tree.

-- Dan Stine, Galion Ohio

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#1 posted 07-18-2013 08:10 AM

Sweet, some great projects will come out of this beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-18-2013 11:31 AM

Wow. That is big. Stay tuned. Hope more photos soon.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 07-18-2013 03:12 PM

oh ho! I would love to see how that branch/burl milled out. even if it is in the damaged section of the trunk, I bet there would be some sweeeeet craft size bits in there that could be used

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#4 posted 07-18-2013 06:09 PM

Man that tree is huge. I am glad you are salvaging it. Must weigh a ton still being wet.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#5 posted 07-18-2013 10:01 PM

You’re cutting some of that bad boy FREEHAND with a chainsaw????

WOW! Color me IMPRESSED! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 07-19-2013 12:49 AM

That’s work! Cutting it by hand with a Chainsaw—add me to the list of those impressed.

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 07-19-2013 04:13 AM

very impressed too

-- I have to remember this is a hobby..

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#8 posted 07-20-2013 03:20 PM

Wow-impressed and jealous. Can’t wait to see project posts.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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