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09-08-2013 10:01 PM

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Just thought this article should be shared amongst all you woodworkers out there…

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 11:20 PM

Thanks for sharing. Surprised it isn’t rotted.

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 08:58 PM

I can’t wait to get my hands on some 50 centuries-old quarter-sawn bog oak.

The Beaker folk people of the land 5000 years ago ( would’ve been using that oak back then for free (!), or by paying taxes and tribute to their warlord/king of the time.

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 10:52 PM

Thanks for sharing. 30 0r 40 years ago to saw an write up about some oak dug up in London that had been used in Roman times for docks and was expected to sell for $100 a board foot. As a history nut, a woodworker, and someone with a degree in biology, I love really old wood.

-- Fredj

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