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Forum topic by Nomad62 posted 05-22-2012 09:37 PM 1262 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nomad62

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05-22-2012 09:37 PM

I got this hunk of maple, along with (3) 10’ sections of the 36”- 42” trunk, from where it fell over in a guys front yard. He said he had no idea how to chop it into firewood. Guess I saved him some work! For reference, I’m 6’4…

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys


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TrBlu

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 09:55 PM

In case you’re wondering, all of the turners on the forum hate you now.

Nice save. Be a shame to see that in a fire place.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#2 posted 05-23-2012 12:03 AM

Hello Burl wood. You da man Nomad62, maple rocks.

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#3 posted 05-23-2012 12:43 AM

Burl and crotch, nice haul. The guy I get my walnut from has some sections that size and I can’t wait for him to cut and dry some.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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bhog

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#4 posted 05-23-2012 01:01 AM

NICE….ought to have some killer figure.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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WDHLT15

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#5 posted 05-23-2012 01:41 AM

WOW!!!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln. hamsleyhardwood.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 05-23-2012 05:41 AM

Now you can turn a burl bath tub ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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GrandpaLen

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#7 posted 05-23-2012 10:15 AM

A magnificent Burl indeed!!

One slab of that Burl would make a beautiful Cameo on the headbaord of a Kingsized bed.

I’m certain that by the time it dries and cures, it will speak to you of what it should become.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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HalDougherty

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#8 posted 05-23-2012 11:08 AM

Slice it up and lets see some pictures! What kind of sawmill do you have and will it slab that size chunk?

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

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kendukes

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#9 posted 05-23-2012 12:05 PM

Now thats a nice score, gonna be some amazing figure in that chunk of burl Have you opened up any of the log sections to see whats hidiing in there yet??

Ken

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Nomad62

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#10 posted 05-23-2012 03:38 PM

Ain’t that thing a honker? Laughed at turning a bathtub, thanx for that TopomaxSurvivor. I have a bandsaw that has a 72” capacity, I’ve cut 59” so far but this’n will beat that for sure. We’ll be slicing it up soon, I’ll certainly throw a pic or two up so you can see what’s in there. Kinda like Christmas, isn’t it? Thanx for the kind words all, talk backatcha soon.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 05-23-2012 03:53 PM

It’s a fine hunk of wood that you have there and no doubt will make some beautiful projects.

helluvawreck
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-- 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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Bill White

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#12 posted 05-23-2012 05:50 PM

72” cap BS? Dang! I would just like to see a vid of that beast cutting up that burl.
Are ya runnin’ the saw on jet fuel?
Bill

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#13 posted 06-15-2012 04:44 PM

Now that’s a gorgeous hunk of maple. I’m envious !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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AKSteve

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#14 posted 06-15-2012 04:46 PM

Lucky B@#$D ! that is a nice piece, what I could do with that !

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#15 posted 06-15-2012 04:54 PM

Nice score!

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