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Forum topic by Tmtoolman posted 05-19-2014 05:42 AM 781 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tmtoolman

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05-19-2014 05:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak

I have a few logs that were cut 2 years ago from a White Oak tree that blew over. The logs have been sitting in the shop in the dry. This week I picked up a new band saw and this log was the first thing I cut up with it.
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So will this be worth hanging onto or should I just toss it in the burn pile ??
Thanks for looking. Sorry about the crappy phone photos.

-- Turning fine wood into sawdust !


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nlartist

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#1 posted 05-19-2014 06:20 AM

If the wood is sound I would save it.

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 06:26 AM

I’m sure you could find a use for it I would hang on to it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 06:33 AM

You bet it’s good for something. That spalting looks fantastic. I’m thinking pen blanks or a vase… do you have a lathe? What are the dimensions? If you don’t have a lathe, maybe you can slice it really thin to make some very nice veneers.

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 06:40 AM

No lathe here ! (Yet) But I have about 15-20 logs that are from 18” – 48” long. I guess I will saw some more of it up.
Thanks

-- Turning fine wood into sawdust !

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 07:07 AM

How thick are they? It might be a good idea to slice them into boards, stack and sticker them, put some weight on top to keep them from twisting, and let them dry out for a month or so. That wood can make some really nice boxes an other stuff. In the mean time if you can get hold of a lathe it would be best to practice on scrap wood before trying to turn those. They’re too nice to practice on. I’d be real interested in seeing what you do with that wood.

I did a quick search of google images for “spalted white oak” and there’s some pretty interesting stuff being done with it…

https://www.google.com/search?q=spalted+white+oak&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS547US548&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GKt5U-mKN42eqAaW1oDIDw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1286&bih=718#imgdii=_

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#6 posted 05-19-2014 07:24 AM

The logs are from 8” – 12” round. That one that I cut up when I got it square it was 5 1/2” Sq.

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#7 posted 05-19-2014 07:34 AM

Yeah, like that :)

You might want to save a couple of bowl blanks if you plan on getting a lathe anytime soon. That’s some great looking wood.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#8 posted 05-19-2014 08:10 AM

very nice spalting that can make all kinds of neat boxes, chest, very nice wood

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#9 posted 05-19-2014 11:37 AM

Very nice. Hard to get it to do that on purpose. That is serendipity.

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

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#10 posted 05-19-2014 01:44 PM

Wow.. that’s amazing spalting.. and in White Oak.. what a find!!! fi you do not want it.. I’ll take it!!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#11 posted 05-19-2014 01:52 PM

I have quite a bit of this tree, This is just a small limb, the tree at the base is over 5’ thick. The tree is still in place and I have planes of getting some of it to a saw mill and have some large boards made up. Time will tell, just have to get it cut and loaded up. I will try to get some photos next time on the property.

-- Turning fine wood into sawdust !

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#12 posted 05-19-2014 02:25 PM

I have never seen white oak spalt.. and I am not a fan of spalt, but many are and sometimes the work is magnificent.
Others less.

Keep it and start dreaming, search around here for some ideas on what floats your boat.

Remember it can not do structural work.

-- Jeff NJ

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#13 posted 05-21-2014 03:08 AM

I think spalted wood is really cool looking stuff but have heard it cant be a pain to work with. I bought some recently and havent done a whole lot with it yet but plan to.

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#14 posted 05-21-2014 04:09 AM

Beautiful spalting! If it’s punky, stabilize it and you’ll be set!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#15 posted 05-21-2014 04:34 AM

The burn pile, what the hey? Send it to me, I’ll gladly dispose of it.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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