Wood Gloat

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Blog entry by ghost5 posted 01-26-2014 03:22 PM 1835 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked months ago if I would trade some wood for one of my custom turkey calls. i told the guy sure but then forgot about it since I never heard from him. This week he called to ask if i would take a look at what he had to trade.

When I got to his house most of what he had was firewood but then i looked and found a pile of spalted maple that was the best I have seen here. Our maple tends to be soft and colorless. Then I saw a big Osage Orange root ball and he showed me a red oak piece that was in rough shape but I could see spalting in it.

He helped load it and was going to load more but I said this was enough for now. I want to cut it up and see what it has inside before I get greedy and grab the rest.

-- Tommy,

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#1 posted 01-26-2014 04:20 PM

Looks like a nice score.

Make sure you update when you get abetter look.

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#2 posted 01-26-2014 04:22 PM

This only means that you have to make something cool for us to see. Good find.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-27-2014 12:11 AM

Thanks guys. I plan on keeping some of it but most I hope is going up for sale. Once I get it milled so I can see what I have I will decide what goes where.

-- Tommy,

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#4 posted 01-27-2014 02:00 AM

That must have been a NICE turkey call if he swapped all that wood for it. That hedge should make a beautiful call.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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