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Some beautiful wood.

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  1. Backwoods Savage

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    While doing some cutting at walt's place over the weekend we came upon some beautiful wood. I was totally amazed at what we found in this wood. Flowers? Angel wings? Even a bird but that one doesn't show good in the photo.

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    It truly is amazing what's in some of these trees............... Firewood Ramblings 009.jpg Firewood Ramblings 010.jpg Firewood Ramblings 011.jpg
     
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  3. fishingpol

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    Beautiful indeed. Too bad spalted is usually too soft to craft it into something.
     
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    So true..................they are really soft.
     
  5. FatBoy85

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    Wow looks like a puzzle could be made from those...
     
  6. Mag Craft

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    Question. Was it Box elder.
     
  7. The Wood Wolverine

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    This is the beauty of milling. Ya never know what you'll get when you open up the log. You see the wood in a totally different light than typical firewood rounds/splits.
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    I've seen some really beautiful turned box elder. For example (not mine):
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    What species is the logs with the flower ?
     
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    It was box elder. I helped cut it to be skidded out.
     
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    And I dropped that bad boy :D had a cool center.
     
  11. Ralphie Boy

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    Now that I think about it, that was the longest and straightest box elder I've ever seen. Most box elders around here split into 4 or 5 sections about 8 feet off the ground, or the get 20 feet tall, rot and fall. It may have been interesting to mill it.
     
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    A good trip to Walt's......yes sir you were about 2 hours from us.
     
  13. Timberdog

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    Wow. Kinda reminds me of the "gift" my son gave me the other day (he's 3)...his banana that he spit out into my hand. Was too much to chew all at once so when he swallowed what was left in his mouth he came back and sucked it all up again outta my hand. I guess that's what I get for telling him that was too big a mouthful to chew all at once! :picard:
     

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  14. Erik B

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    Timberdog Save that picture. You can share it with one of his girlfriends when he is 16 or older:rofl: :lol::rofl: :lol:
     
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    Definitely!
     
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    Beauty of wood. And that is why we need bandsaw mills!
     
  17. Backwoods Savage

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    That is buckeye.
     
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    Whoops. It was buckeye.
     
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    Dat ain't no buckey! Box elder for sure. The leaves were totally wrong for buckeye and buckeye doesn't have the red in side, at least any I've ever cut didn't.
     
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    Don't know what buckeye looks like; I thought it was box elder too.