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Forum topic by MOJOE posted 1068 days ago 676 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MOJOE

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1068 days ago

The family and I were taking the mother-in-law home this evening when we drove along the backside of a rather high-end neighborhood golf course. Basically a brushy and overgrown area that looked a little like a dump site. I’ve driven past there many times and noticed brush, but today I notied some freshly cut timber…...also noticed a dirt path, so I decided to take the truck off-road a little and see what was back there. Basically, it appears that people have been tossing their chainsawed logs in there for years!!! Found everything from rotten stumps that appear to be years old, to freshly cut cottonwood….from which I chose a nice crotch. Many piles in different stages of aging…..I think I’ll have to check this out from time to time…..better get to work on my resaw sled!
joe

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MOJOE

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#1 posted 1067 days ago

Correction: Did some research and found out that the crotch I found was northern hackberry

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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MOJOE

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#2 posted 1066 days ago

Found a nice piece 3-way crotch of bradford pear this morning…...since last week’s storm ravaged my roof and siding, I was a little upset…...but I sure an finding some cool wood!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1066 days ago

No photos – didn’t happen. :-)

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

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MOJOE

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#4 posted 1066 days ago

@CharlieM1958…..agreed, please see photos below. The logs consist of Bradford Pear, Hackberry and HoneyLocust.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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speedwing

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#5 posted 1066 days ago

Great find-I’m still in the absolute rookie stage and wouldn’t know what to do with them but I know enough that in the right hands it will become something nice.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 1065 days ago

Great find. Looks like you got a lot of good project wood stored up.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 1065 days ago

Okay, now I believe you!

Looks like you really did stumble onto the mother lode. I’m seeing some great bowls in those logs.

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

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EandS

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#8 posted 1065 days ago

Very nice. Great find.

-- ~ eandscarpentryandwoodworking.com ~

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