When it is cold outside, What to do when you find firewood like this ;]

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02-02-2010 01:00 AM

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When it is cold outside, getting low on firewood, What to do when you find firewood like this ;] I had a crotch piece of a large pecan log I salvaged last year down by the river, I milled the rest of the tree and had this piece setting off the ground and on top of a pile of too-far-gone and “dodie” wood. But I figure it being off the ground a little kept it good and solid all the way through, I am thinking freeze my butt off and cut some box and bowl blanks out of this. I still have those two top limbs that have been setting up on railroad ties, so I suspect they will look the same inside. I think I am just going to cut rounds and squares for bandsaw boxes and carving blanks out of the rest of the top limbs as I have plenty of kiln-dried spalted pecan dimensional lumber laying around. If anyone is interested, I don’t mind horse-trading a few squares and blanks, just PM your rough chainsaw cut dimensions and pay shipping. I would like to see what you make with it. I will donate part of and if any proceeds to this wonderful website.

Spalted Pecan Crotch Piece

Spalted Pecan Crotch Piece

Spalted Pecan Crotch Piece

This piece came out of that intersection of the two top limbs closer to the right in the last pic

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#1 posted 02-02-2010 01:05 AM

Some of the best wood is found in the log pile.


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#2 posted 02-02-2010 01:06 AM

thats not fire wood well it wouldnt be in my fire pile LOL…....

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 01:07 AM

Put on two sweaters and a jacket and head for the bandsaw with the wood in hand!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 01:11 AM

Take it to the shop immediately. Do not let the weather cloud your judgement.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 04:02 AM

Let the re-sawing begin


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#6 posted 02-02-2010 04:28 AM

I see a few bowls and vases in your future.


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#7 posted 02-02-2010 05:24 AM

Please, Please do not burn this beautiful wood!!!! I will crochet you a few warm sweaters. LOL! Just don’t burn that wood. It sure is pretty!!!

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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