Found Wood in KC

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Blog entry by MOJOE posted 07-31-2010 04:10 PM 1720 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a few weeks ago I stopped by a home site and picked up a small portion of stump. I opened it up on the bandsaw and it was wonderfully figured. There was a sizeable crotch there as well, but I was not big enough to get it into the truck. Anyway, that evening I thought that I wanted to keep my eyes open for another piece. The next evening, I was picking up my kids from the sitter and to my suprise, there was a crotch log sitting in the middle of North Oak Trafficway…..I stopped and picked it up. It has been sitting in my garage drying ever since. Now for the odd part (other than finding a nice log on the median of a busy street that is), about three days ago, I did an image search for “osage orange” and decided that I needed to buy a piece to make a turkey call. While driving to my office yesterday, I stopped at an intersection and noticed another log sitting on top of a short retaining wall. I turned around and picked it up…...get ready for it…....osage orange! I think I must be part Jedi, cause the last 2 times I thought about looking for a certain type of log, I found one laying on the road. Just kinda odd I thought…...maybe I should think about finding MONEY!!!!!!

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#1 posted 07-31-2010 04:18 PM

ha! Excellent MoJoe! Let me know if the money thing works :)

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#2 posted 07-31-2010 04:39 PM

Of course it works!! My wife and I manifest what we each and collectively need all the time.
Nice find on the wood, BTW. I look forward to seeing what you make of it.


-- TulsaWoodSmith, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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#3 posted 07-31-2010 05:45 PM

I live in Blue Springs. Maybe you should come drive around my neighborhood and envision free wood!

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 07-31-2010 06:07 PM

Can’t say I see much wood lying around, but I guess I will have to keep my eyes open. I was thinking that I don’t drive a truck, but I drive a van just because it functions like a truck at times, got plenty of room for a stump or such, dah. It is just a matter of thinking the right way I guess… you have a special mantra, or pre excursion exercise to enhance the FORCE?

Alaska Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 08-01-2010 01:17 AM

That was my wood that fell off the truck. Next time I’m in MO I’ll stop and pick it up.

If you cut it into smaller pieces that’s OK also. It will be easier for me to get it.

Let us know on how that “Money” thing works out.

PS I’ll be in KC MO around Labor Day for a week visitiong my Mother-In-Law and my sisters.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Jim Bertelson

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#6 posted 08-01-2010 01:32 AM

Hey, Karson, I have first dibs on the jedi…............(-:


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#7 posted 08-01-2010 02:48 AM

osage i like to find some of that


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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 08-01-2010 05:30 AM

Hey Mojoe, tonight dream about gold bars falling out of a Brinks truck on the expressway and your are right behing the truck…..........Sweet dreams!!!!

We have a lot of Osage Orange on the road behind us in Michingan and I found a lot in Batavia, Ill. The dry wood I found cut there had a lot of cracks that I had to cut around but it is real pretty when you make anything out of it. That wood is so durable that there are fenceposts along my friend’s farm in Batavia that are 100 years old and have not rotted at all. The farmers there cut most of the osage trees for fenceposts.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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