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03-05-2013 08:50 PM

I was getting ready for the snow storm that’s rolling in tonight and some of the split Oak logs were to long to put into my wood stove so I remembered I have my Laguna Re-saw King blade in the band saw. I figured “why not just cut off the ends of the few I had?” So I did and there were two logs that were a bit to round so I sliced them down the middle, piece of cake! This is what I found inside. I went back out side and dug out 5 more logs I do not have a lathe and don’t turn but have started to do Marquetry and thought I would slice some into veneers and use part for draw handles.
Each log is 18” long and 8” at the diameter.


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#1 posted 03-05-2013 08:52 PM

I love firewood finds. Once the snow is cleared off my firewood pile i might just have to check some of it out. Good score and free too!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 08:59 PM

Nice!!! That will make pretty cool backgrounds.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 09:05 PM

I totally agree Patrice, my thoughts exactly.

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 09:15 PM

Sweet! Nice figuring in there. Now you’ll have eveyone with a bandsaw slicing up all their firewood before burning it … LOL

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 09:44 PM

What a wonderful surprise discovery!

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

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 09:49 PM

HOT DAMN!!!!!!!! They will make some good looking boxes. Wish they were mine. Post what you will do w/ them.

Beautiful !!!!!! ED

-- ED NOCK

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#7 posted 03-05-2013 09:59 PM

Nice find Bob. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 10:16 PM

Thanks gang, I will more then likely slice them into veneers to be used as the field of some Marquetry projects I have in mind as soon as I clear the back log of projects I have.
Hey Paul when are you going to change your icon Mat and I have done it.

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#9 posted 03-05-2013 10:33 PM

Great find there Bob…always amazing what gets burned as firewood! Good save and I can’t wait to see what you make out of it.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#10 posted 03-05-2013 10:46 PM

Cool

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#11 posted 03-05-2013 11:49 PM

very nice that is the one good thing about living in cold weather

-- Coach Mancuso

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#12 posted 03-05-2013 11:58 PM

50% of my projects are from firewood!!! Made some nice bandsaw boxes from similar wood. Amazing what is inside “ordinary” logs!!!!

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 12:28 AM

Gorgeous spalting. Is that oak? I’ve only ever seen wimpy spalting on oak before it rots.

-- Dave, Lexington, KY

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#14 posted 03-06-2013 12:30 AM

The bark is thin and smooth and flakes off easy, Maple or ash?

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#15 posted 03-06-2013 03:11 AM

That is some beautiful spalting BUT it doesn’t look like any oak I’ve ever seen.

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

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