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jumbojack

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789 days ago

Some day some one is going to try to mill this. It will look like an awesome burl.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith


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PRGDesigns

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#1 posted 788 days ago

It is amazing what trees will grow around and engulf, thus the reason sawyers don’t want anything to do with trees from your yard! There is a guy here in the DFW area with a bicycle engulfed by a tree. Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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Arlin Eastman

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#2 posted 788 days ago

Jack
Actually that is not burl, it is just the tree growing around the poles.
Burl is tree limbs not growing out but growing within itsself. Kind of like an ingrown hair

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Bearpie

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#3 posted 788 days ago

Arlin, Jack did not say it was a burl, he said it will look like an awesome burl!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 788 days ago

If someone cut the pipes now, pulled them out, and let the tree keep growing it would make a very impressive grain pattern in the lumber. Last Winter, I found a tree on the edge of a golf course with a section of logging chain inside a crotch. It was cut by a tree service and they destroyed a chainsaw chain finding it…

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

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WDHLT15

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#5 posted 788 days ago

+1 in the yard trees.

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

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Don W

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#6 posted 788 days ago

This birch cam out of my yard. I passed on milling it because I thought it might have some hardware. I think my bandsaw blade would have been finished.

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

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jumbojack

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#7 posted 787 days ago

Yikes Don, this kind of stuff is spooky. Yeah that would have finished off a bandsaw blade for sure.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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GrandpaLen

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#8 posted 787 days ago

Here’s a Picture with a fitting story for Memorial Day.

THANKS TO ALL WHO SERVED!! – 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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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 787 days ago

I come from the farm where they are notorious for nailing fence wire to trees. Now I walk through there and just shake my head.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Ben

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#10 posted 787 days ago

A very fitting and touching memorial GrandpaLen. Thanks for sharing that

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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justoneofme

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#11 posted 769 days ago

We can all appreciate Mother Nature and find inspiration within … and sometimes through Human Stupidity too!
But a combination of both can sometimes boggle the mind. Point in case, the tree wrapped fence!

However … in the particular case of GrampaLen’s message given … the combination of Human Love and Mother Nature grabs hold to inspire the mind and heart forever.

-- Elaine in Duncan

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