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#1 posted 07-21-2011 10:32 PM

You know, you can always rely on the ole black lab to hang out with a friend til the end. Honestly, from the pic it looks like you might get some short boards out of it; the trunk looks twisted, which means the wood will warp and twist as it dries as well. I would guess from my limited experience that you could expect to have some boards about 2-3 foot long to end up working with. The bottom 2 foot or so will only be good for turning. The section which appears to be about 1 1/2 foot on either side of the ruler would maybe provide some short boards. The real question is whether or not you would want to spend the money on slicing it up; I will estimate about $100 worth of cutting time, I really couldn’t use the small boardage myself as a barter. Turners would absolutely love it; you might consider cutting it in sections as thick as the tree is wide, then cutting the rounds in half. You could probably sell them for $15 to $20 each pretty easily. All of this is, of course,is my opinion; I will happily do what I can to get whatever boards there are in it out of it for you.

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