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spunwood

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07-12-2011 01:03 AM

I was going through some photos to post on my personal page and came accross this one.

This was before my woodworking days. Well, I went to the park and there they were. The park folks gave me the go ahead, and my father-in-law and I are going to pick them up in a few days…hopefully when it is cooler out. Today was almost indexing 110 degrees. UPS was rough. Anyway…hopefully I can make a few tables and what not out of these…looks like it has burls too. I am very excited.

How should i cut them?

2 man hand saw?

Take it to a local mill?

Chain saw?

Dental floss?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν


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spunwood

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 01:11 AM

I guess the tricky part will be cutting it width-wise if I want a table top.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 01:26 AM

Maybe look into OregonBurls. He is a member here and deals with some fairly large burl.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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spunwood

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 01:40 AM

Thanks medicken…i actually just pm’d him.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 02:19 AM

Great find! Good luck moving them… What do you have to haul them on?

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#5 posted 07-12-2011 02:37 AM

What a piece of timber, can’t wait to see the finished project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Don W

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#6 posted 07-12-2011 02:45 AM

Here is what I do

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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489tad

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#7 posted 07-12-2011 01:55 PM

A while back there was a video from a wood magazine that show a giant log being split using black powder. I don’t think the park would have any problem with you doing that. :) Great find, keep us posted.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 07-12-2011 03:41 PM

backs slowly away…

Any idea on what kind of wood it is?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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racerglen

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#9 posted 07-12-2011 03:55 PM

Autumn..thats a great video ! Next up the anvil chorus !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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spunwood

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#10 posted 07-12-2011 06:22 PM

From the picture, I thought walnut…any other opinoins?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#11 posted 07-12-2011 06:30 PM

If that’s walnut, I might cry..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#12 posted 07-12-2011 06:55 PM

My Vote is blow it Up !!! ;)

Really I have no idea

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

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