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Forum topic by dakremer posted 10-22-2012 03:34 AM 702 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dakremer

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10-22-2012 03:34 AM

I took my nieces and nephews (and dog) out on some trails today. We hiked for about 2 hours. It was a great time, took some nice pictures, and spent some quality time with each other! The weather was perfect for Iowa—72 degrees! I should have taken more photos of this at different angles…but thought I’d share anyways. This was an old tree that was laying on the ground with roots still intact. It was really cool! I immediately thought of Jeffro's work. It would be an awesome coffee table or some sort of chair, or something I can’t even imagine!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 06:45 AM

Base looks like some kind of octopus or something! One of those that you would have to stare at for a while to decide what to do with it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 11:36 AM

I can see that sand blasted and put under a slab of some 2” thick table surface.

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

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#3 posted 10-22-2012 12:38 PM

Very cool. I’m thinking a light fixture. Sort of like those rustic deer antler lights. Add some halogen or led lamps and it would look great hanging from the ceiling of a log cabin.

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#4 posted 10-22-2012 12:59 PM

Great find. That’s an awsome looking tree. Thanks for posting.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 10-22-2012 01:11 PM

go back with the chainsaw and get it ;)

-- Joel

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dakremer

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#6 posted 10-22-2012 02:20 PM

I wish I could go get it. It’s on protected land. Not sure I can

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 10-22-2012 04:50 PM

Sometimes you just can’t seem to get permission to cut them up.
Too bad.
Here are a couple of root pics I took in France and Italy last year.
Couldn’t cut them up either.

This one is a 1000 year old olive tree (France)

These ones are from Regio de Calabria in Italy

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#8 posted 10-22-2012 08:29 PM

That is just stunning and strikingly beautiful! Nature does gives us a lot of amazing things to ponder on.

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#9 posted 10-23-2012 12:31 PM

Wow! I can see why you thought of Jeffro. That’s right up his alley.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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