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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 06-08-2014 09:05 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-08-2014 09:05 PM

I was looking for some barnwood to build a desk out of and came across a Craigslist ad for a company up in Salem, OR. I took a drive up yesterday and found out they were in charge of dismantling the historic Muir & McDonald Tannery. Started in 1863, it was, at the time of closing a few years ago, the oldest remaining tannery in the United States. You can watch a little clip of it from the History Channel below. This is what I wound up with after some light 80 grit sanding. The circular saw marks are looking great! Some of the fir is unusually dark due to being around a hundred years of tannins.

History channel clip

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#1 posted 02-01-2015 10:35 PM

That wood is awesome! Great score!

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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