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Blog entry by scottb posted 2685 days ago 821 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I set aside this log earlier in the season. I knew that deep down inside it was going to have an interesting grain pattern. I could see how this piece of oak had almost a swirly grain, as if the tree grew under enormous pressure.

I screwed this to a piece of 1x and ran it (safely) through the tablesaw. Oh, what beauty to find within!

a second pass to take a peek at the long grain

The final piece of “S4S” is approx 15.5×3 x 1.5. Managed to cut this with very little waste despite some twist!

I think this will make some very nice looking pens, or an interesting (albeit small) box.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/



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WayneC

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#1 posted 2685 days ago

Wonderful find. I love using found wood. I got some advise from Frank today on the tools needed to work with Green wood. I’m hoping to find some local wood and set it aside to dry.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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oscorner

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#2 posted 2685 days ago

A couple more of those and you can get to work on your Thorsen table. It would also make some nice screwdriver handles.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#3 posted 2685 days ago

Great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#4 posted 2685 days ago

I may take a free day this week to ransack my father-in-laws pile. If I got this log from him, there could be more! (presuming they aren’t already converted to heat for the last time).

I wish the photos could show the shimmer on the sides of this oak. It’s really pretty.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 2685 days ago

What A find!

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frank

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#6 posted 2685 days ago

Hi Scott;
Those grain patterns in that 3rd photo are really great!
When one starts to understand the woodpile, that woodpile will never look the same again.

Thanks for sharing your find and may the wood gods be smiling on you as you look for more….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2685 days ago

.. and then it is: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOO you can’t burn that!!!!”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RobS

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#8 posted 2684 days ago

That is “Grooovy”, man!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Drew1House

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#9 posted 2684 days ago

I mentioned this in your other post… my buddy (who’s wife had a new little one yesterday) found a stump at the LDS temple grounds in St. George Utah for a walnut that was slow growth due to the heat… he told the grounds keeper that he had burned up an $80,000 tree and the guy did not believe him… (If I were him I would not even look into it for fear it was true).

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2363 days ago

Great save Scott. Good to see it being used, too.

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