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Forum topic by mikie68 posted 12-30-2016 11:56 PM 593 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2016 11:56 PM

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hello again I have cut this tree down that everyone said was dying, plus making a mess on the driveway and cars,
Well turns out that some of the tree was termite infested which actually looks kind of cool, and i dont think was dying at all. its weird though because two big limbs were completly rotted or bugged out and i broke them off by hand. any way im not experienced at cutting wood so i did the best i could to live edge cut most of it sealed the ends and i have the stump out of ground which is six feet plus roots so eight or nine feet totall and a lot of pieces are still thick some 2 feet or more and im getting ready to rip the stump and dont know really what i should do. This Black Walnut Tree is got to be at least 80 years old and has no burl but my brother in law told me that it burled up inside the tree, dont know why. Cananyone tell me or give me advise on what to do next or is anyone interested in it , it has alot of cool designs and plus it looks to me like this tree were twins because when i got down to the stump it has 2 centers and you can see where it splits in to 2 trees about 12 feet up so like siamese twins i guess. Just need some guidance before i completely screw it up but know i can still make some cool stuff with.
oh and the reason its cut this way is due to no insurance and tree in between 2 houses and i did it by myself.
also you can look at my buddy icon to see some of it untill i get pictures up on the blog which is not as easy
forgive my punctuation and totall computer illiteracy

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#1 posted 01-09-2017 11:29 PM

How are you going to eliminate any termites left in the remaining wood? If it was so infested that it was crumbling it may be very difficult to have ‘safe’ wood at the end.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 12:10 AM

You could make some kind of solar kiln to make sure the wood gets above the required temperature for killing bugs.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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