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Forum topic by Nomad62 posted 05-19-2011 07:08 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nomad62

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05-19-2011 07:08 PM

A neighbor was busy a-sawin’ on his old big leaf maple tree he had fallen in his yard. It was 60” across, and the guy had just been working on the limbs when I saw it. Asked the young guy cutting it what he was going to do with the trunk piece… he looked at me with pleading eyes and said it was his dads decision, would I go talk to him. So I ask the older guy, what about that monster in his front yard? He said he had no idea what he was going to do with it. I offered him a pick-up full of firewood for the right to come get it… he was excited at that. So here is a pic of the first section of that tree I cut up. Garbage, eh? Probably 1000 board foot of it.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys


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#1 posted 05-19-2011 07:20 PM

That is some awesome looking stuff, what are you going to make with that. I am not sure I have seen maple with that color range. Some (a lot) cool projects lurk in that wood.

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 07:32 PM

Wow. I’d say that’s a gloat all right!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-19-2011 07:39 PM

Very nice score…

How did you mill it?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#4 posted 05-19-2011 08:58 PM

WOw.. that color is incredible. You are honor bound to make something to show it off!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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DaddyZ

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#5 posted 05-19-2011 09:16 PM

Nice Haul, Need a place to store it ?

Course you will have to meet me & I will call you when ready. (hold your breath)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#6 posted 05-19-2011 09:22 PM

Yeah, this maple wood spalts up real nicely. We cut it at what we feel was the perfect time, all color spalting and absolutely no wood degradation. Db, I run a bandsaw we can cut up to 72” wide… I’ve cut 59” so far. We collect trees that people need to remove but don’t want to see go as firewood. We have some nice logs laying around, gonna slice them up for artistic woods and see if we can get our money back. Been a lot of fun so far.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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