Invasion of oak trees

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Project by mrjinx007 posted 339 days ago 1674 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bought this unique white oak from a logger. As you can see, the oak tree had grown all the way around a cedar sapling. I wonder what this one wants to be?


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#1 posted 339 days ago

Interesting that the cedar tree didnt rot away and is still there.

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#2 posted 339 days ago

.... Log eat Log.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#3 posted 339 days ago


-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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#4 posted 339 days ago

Is that a quote from “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”; or ”Resistance is futile; you will be assimilated”. Man, that’s a first for me. I had 15 Italian Cypress trees removed from my back yard and saw some pretty good crotch pieces that I had the arborist save for me. But a cedar inside an oak? That’s just nuts. If you think a little you should be able to come up with some pretty interesting pieces. How tight is the cedar in the oak?

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#5 posted 339 days ago

Very unique log and inclusion of sapling, nature never ceases to amaze. I’m looking forward to seeing your masterpiece from it.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#6 posted 339 days ago

Thanks guys. I promised the logger a coffee table from one of the slices. The other two, I have no idea as of yet. I have a few years to contemplate while they dry in my wood shed. AtomJack, the cedar initially was pretty tight in there but, it being soft wood and “hairy”, it is pretty loose now. I assume some epoxy will weld it back on. Log eat logy…. Funny


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#7 posted 338 days ago

That is a very nice oak log! You must be contemplating now what project to make from it. Good luck and looking forward to seeing your project.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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