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Forum topic by dave posted 09-19-2015 11:45 PM 634 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-19-2015 11:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pine carving shaping

I had a large pine tree come down in my yard last spring. The trunk has been sitting outside and before I cut it up, can anyone let me know if this would be worthy for a wood carver to use? If so, is it worth much?

For size reference, the tape measure pictured is about 40” long.

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#1 posted 09-19-2015 11:52 PM

Here you couldn’t give it away. Pine trunks have no value singularly.


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#2 posted 09-20-2015 02:02 AM

Isn’t the correct answer really the answer to this question: what’s it worth to you? Price accordingly. If it proves that you cannot sell it then you’re out of step with reality. If it goes for less than market then you still received what you deemed to be fair. Check out the Craigslist Posters have gone Nuts thread for examples of folk who want to much.

If it were my stump I’d offer it for a case of beer because I’d never carve it myself, the damn thing’s an eyesore, and I already have plenty of firewood. Nothing wrong with being the good guy in another’s windfall story unless life is all about keeping score. For me it’s not so i’d say “just take it” to whomever wants it. This is how I got my rabbeting plane and first air compressor, so personally I’m happy to keep the goodwill rolling.

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 02:04 AM

You’d prob have to pay someone to take it.

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 02:21 AM

Ha ha…that confirms my suspicions. I was planning on posting it for free and hoping for the best but figured I might ask first.

Thanks everyone!

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 03:18 AM

We have a couple of pines, when a branch falls I cut it up and burn it in my outdoor fire pit. Makes great coals for marshmallows.


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