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06-06-2014 06:19 PM

Found this root ball for free, sitting by the dumpster…not sure what species it is. Unfortunately I do not have a way to get it…it’s about 3’ tall and has to weigh a few hundred lbs. Thats a full sized 55gal trash can behind it.


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#1 posted 06-06-2014 06:44 PM

And your point is????
Bill

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 06:46 PM

Most likely, that if someone wants it, he’ll tell you where it is.

Just a wild guess though. I know im looking really deep into it. (sarcasm) C’mon Bill.

-- "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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#3 posted 06-06-2014 06:48 PM

My point is people on the internet are grumpy and bitter. Point proven.

Yes, if you’re in the Denver area, drop me a msg.

-Marcus

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#4 posted 06-06-2014 06:51 PM

I like how Bill italicized one of the question marks for emphasis.

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#5 posted 06-06-2014 07:13 PM

Good contribution, Bill. Good effort. Would read again.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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#6 posted 06-06-2014 07:16 PM

I’m guessing regardless of what type it is, it will be interesting when sliced up.
Thanks for the post, I hope someone close can put it to good use :)

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities" www.knotheadswoodshed.com

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#7 posted 06-06-2014 09:18 PM

That kind of treatment is just ignorance and bad manners or both.I will say sorry to the gentleman on your behalf, Sorry Marcus .I canot abide these bullies . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Marcus

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#8 posted 06-06-2014 09:20 PM

No worries Alistair, I have a thick skin…it is the internet after all. I’m more worried about the man who bullied this poor root ball and left it sitting by a dumpster!

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#9 posted 06-06-2014 09:22 PM

Looks like more’n half of it is dirt. Do people really want that sort of thing? I suppose it’s a vision thing.

-Paul

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#10 posted 06-06-2014 09:28 PM

Paul -

Maybe I’m weird, but I want it…just wish my chain saw wasnt buried in a storage unit because I would take it in pieces. Root balls are like a fun Christmas present…you can get some beautiful wood out of them.

http://workingwoods.com/roots_to_bowl.htm

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#11 posted 06-06-2014 09:38 PM

I know a fellow who specializes in instruments who seeks out just such medium to work with

Not as easy to come by as one may think

Very desirable in some arenas

Just saying JB

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Ocelot

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#12 posted 06-06-2014 10:03 PM

The last time I sawed roots with my chain saw, it was dull to the point of smoking in less than a minute. Too much grit in there!

I dug a large hickory stump, cut it in two (since the stump in one piece was too large to draw with a car) and drug it up to the road. Who knew?!

-Paul

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#13 posted 06-07-2014 01:41 AM

A coworker actually told me about this. He said it was maybe 2’ across, so I was assuming maybe 18”...I should gave rounded up! I was planning on picking it up, taking it home, and power washing it just for the reason you mentioned Paul. Still mulling over options…I hate this thing going to waste.

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#14 posted 06-07-2014 03:24 AM

That will have some cool lookin blanks in it.

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

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#15 posted 06-07-2014 04:06 AM

Being roots, I’d be afraid of it dulling out my tools. There is probably a lot of dirt in there.

-- Nicholas

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