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Forum topic by Dallas posted 07-10-2012 07:57 PM 878 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dallas

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07-10-2012 07:57 PM

The tree guys were in here last weekend to take out some trees killed last year during our drought.

1 White oak, 1 pin oak, 1 live oak, 2 elm trees and the rest of my Bois de Arc and some Sycamore.

I’ve saved some of the good parts out of each.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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Roger

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#1 posted 07-11-2012 12:25 AM

I think the last one is crying…

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#2 posted 07-11-2012 12:34 AM

No roger, it was drinking choclate milk and someone made it laugh!

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

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#3 posted 07-11-2012 12:37 AM

Crying . . . chocolate milk, that is.

Looks like some fun wood you have there, Dallas; now to figure out what to do with it.

Nice signature, by the way (Spunwood). Do you read ancient Greek?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Dallas

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#4 posted 07-11-2012 12:48 AM

Greek Latin and Hebrew.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 07-11-2012 02:33 AM

Looks like some nice project wood there. We are into our second year of drought and the thought of losing more trees is heartbreaking to me. The ranch where I grew up was covered with huge elms when I was little, then the Dutch elm disease came through and completely changed the appearance of the ranch forever. Very sad to me. We could grow a lot more grass but it sure wasn’t as pretty.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 02:45 AM

Nice looking selection of wood chunks. I’d be careful when you cut the weeping log section. Dark stains like that usually indicate wire or other metal inside. Also from the lines on the bottom, a fence might have been attached and grown over at some point in time. I cut a 48” oak log and 6” from the center, I found a gate hinge screwed to the tree when it was a sapling.

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

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Dallas

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 03:21 PM

Hal, that weeping is on the Bodark section and I’ve already run a lot of it through the band saw in the last year or so. I think it’s probably caused by insect infiltration although I’ll probably split it with the chain saw first and save what I can as I band saw it.

This morning I started about 05:00 and split two logs then I had to quit. How come this is so much harder as I approach 60 than it was when I was approaching 30?

Andy, this whole drought is heart breaking to me. Living in Southern Indiana at one time, I worked as a sawyer on a Woodmizer. We had so many of the Elms come through that you could look out over the woods nearby and see big bald spots. Later on insects came in and killed off all the walnut then went to the oaks…
Sad, just sad.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 03:30 PM

Greek Latin and Hebrew.

Very cool. That sounds like a seminary education!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Dallas

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#9 posted 07-11-2012 10:00 PM

Brandon, it was more leather belt education… my mom demanded we learn the classic languages and read the classics in the original languages.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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