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Forum topic by Wildwood posted 07-18-2017 03:08 PM 1129 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wildwood

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07-18-2017 03:08 PM

Pick up this item today and not sure what will become of it! Know it has been sitting on side of road infront of land being cleared for construction for about a month. Hasn’t been sealed and whish they had left both ends about 12 inches long. So once figure out what to do will post pictures if worth showing.

-- Bill


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LeeMills

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 10:00 PM

Look forward to seeing what’s inside.
How large is it?

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 07-18-2017 11:06 PM

Yeah, I’m thinking that’s got a hidden treasure inside there waiting to be discovered.

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#3 posted 07-19-2017 01:41 PM

Looks interesting! Any idea what species of wood it is?

-- Fear is a Liar

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Wildwood

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#4 posted 07-20-2017 01:44 PM

Don’t know the species haven’t looked up yet and honestly don’t really care right now. Tried spliting with gas chain saw yesterday but couldn’t get it running. So broke out my electric 16” WorX, wedges, and small sledge hammer and had a go at it. Can see why want a gas chain saw from my hack job splitting but that little electric saw, wedges and hammer saved my bacon.

Rought turn small candy dish yester day from the skinny side of the log. This other side full of ants so after bug spray will wait a day, flush with water then turn other half.

-- Bill

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#5 posted 07-20-2017 02:56 PM

I think it’s safe to say the effort was worth it! That’s a beautiful piece!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 07:11 PM

Looks like wild black cherry to me…we have a lot of that around here and I just recently got one of those myself. Here is what was inside mine:

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#7 posted 07-23-2017 04:46 AM

Very nice, definitely a win.

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#8 posted 07-23-2017 05:50 PM



Looks like wild black cherry to me…we have a lot of that around here and I just recently got one of those myself. Here is what was inside mine:

- msinc


Cool sign, I’ve never found one like that in a burl.

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WAPY

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#9 posted 07-24-2017 02:20 PM

the big bulge along the log is a tree cancer and normally it is discarded due to degradation of the wood it causes and this can be the reason it layed abandoned aside the road.
the log seems a piece of fir or some other resinous conifer considering also the thickness of the bark, but difficult to say from “here”. good luck !

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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#10 posted 07-24-2017 03:10 PM

that’s sweet, man I need a lathe…..

-- Gary, Texas "That’s just my $.02 and I have no personal experience so take it with a grain of salt ;-P, HokieKen"

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#11 posted 07-25-2017 11:56 AM

After looking at my Audubon tree field guide my best guess is “Tupelo Gum.” I definitely know it not fir or some other form of conifer by leaves still attached to that small branch. Not sure why by cannot see blackberry picture on photobucket, but didn’t think it was that. Gents am comfortiable not knowing the species of wood am dealing wih.

-- Bill

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WAPY

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#12 posted 07-26-2017 06:33 AM

oh yea, I didn’t noticed the small branch with leaves! you are right it can’t be a conifer, of course. those leaves remind also a beech, but again, difficult to say.

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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