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Forum topic by FordMike posted 03-14-2010 08:48 AM 965 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2010 08:48 AM

I’m going to slab a very large London Plane Sycamore 48” by 40’ this has the unique feature of a perfect crotch 5’ long with 32” limbs at a low angle. Any suggestions tips or tricks to acchieve the best results. I have slabbed Sycamore before and had good results, but never seen any with this big a crotch.

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 01:22 PM

Not a clue. I know thats not any help, but I am about to get ahold of some myself, that blew over in a storm earlier this year. I just got to be able to get to it with out getting stuck in the mudd.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 12:43 AM

I have cut a few, they are fairly bland and fairly tough to dry. Maybe I just have not found the right one yet. You may think this looks nice but in my opinion, the quarter-sawn wood looks much better. There is no feather to speak of and very little ray fleck.


-- Eric, NorCal

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 01:11 AM

Nice Crotch…..

Hmmm….that doesn’t sound right…... ;o)

Anyways…pretty sweet stick of wood used in the right application.

-- Come Heavy...or don't come at all.

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 01:55 AM

Honestly I think it looks like junk compared to the quarter-sawn wood or crotches that show feather.



-- Eric, NorCal

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