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Oldtool

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06-04-2017 09:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

I posted a similar forum to this here, and here, and the examples of this topic constantly present themself to my amazement.

Going through an antiques web site looking for my next project, I came across this lovely end table that, as you can see for yourself, is a rather delicate piece of craftsmanship worth a king’s ransome.

Additional photos, like the following one, are available at this web address if you wish to make a purchase:
https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/tables/tables/fossilised-wooden-stump-table/id-f_7539553/

I wonder if my neighbor, who has half a dozen of these in his yard from a fallen tree, knows how much money he has lying around?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln


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recycle1943

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#1 posted 06-04-2017 09:48 PM

Delicate craftsmanship ?
Have you been sniffing the fermented honey again ? lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 06-04-2017 09:57 PM

Out here, we call it petrified wood. I’ve got a yard full. But, getting them flat on both ends is the expense.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 06-04-2017 11:09 PM

petrified wood takes a long time to get there , to hard to saw and chisel it dont plane well either

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#4 posted 06-05-2017 03:09 AM

Too funny. Everyone here seems to have a pieces, if not a log of this “fossilized” tree stuff in their yard or decorating their business.

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Kelly

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#5 posted 06-05-2017 03:10 AM

That is why you always borrow your buddy’s planer to make planks.

petrified wood takes a long time to get there , to hard to saw and chisel it dont plane well either

- eddie


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#6 posted 06-05-2017 02:49 PM

Take a look.
Petrified Wood

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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OleGrump

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#7 posted 07-28-2017 01:26 PM

That’s even worse than the “rustic coasters” carried by Home Goods. They are nothing but cross-sections of tree branch, approximately 3 inches in diameter and 3/8 thick. NO cork or felt attached. Just wooden cross-sections tied up with ribbon. I believe they were in the $11.99 price range for a set of six. Such a deal !!!

-- OleGrump

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#8 posted 07-28-2017 03:57 PM

I think our original poster must have missed the detail about being petrified. That is not the kind of thing you would find laying around your neighbor’s yard. I wouldn’t want such a thing in my house but I can certainly understand the price for someone who does.

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