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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2017, 03:45:14 PM »
Saw an article talking about cemetery preservation.  One tree had a headstone shaped scar that the caretaker said had a headstone inside.
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2017, 06:39:01 PM »
I cleared a lot on a lake a couple years ago..logs too mill  all firewood back to my place in twelve or so foot lengths. The next spring I was cutting some and came to a chunk of Aspen with a hole in it like a raccoon would be could look into it,its empty.
cutting the log up to the hole and center was black like topsoil.This is below the hole cut another and the worst ungodly smell came out when the block came off..i thought a dead raccoon but it was worse than anything block came of and split the wood and the black stuff broke and a dozen or more white round eggs a little bigger than golf balls. broke a few and it was so bad we had to leave the area..I used to pump septic tanks...this was unbearable..and was for days!!!
My theory turtle eggs a raccoon tucked away and never came back...or wood duck eggs layed and Momma never came back.....ants working above the hole produced enough sawdust to completely cover them and protect them all the way to the point where the tree became firewood... sealing them in this ..dirt.
It was the worst smell I have ever experienced.

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2017, 11:17:57 AM »
Wood Duck.   I've mentioned in anther topic of this type about hitting them frozen in a tree. Took them in the break room in a cup, went back in at noon after they had thawed and it was filled with the odor you describe. The black dirt surrounding them was frozen too.  THis was way before cell phones and digital cameras, but it would have been a very cool picture because everything was frozen in place where I had cut through the center of it.   Flying squirrels, mice and frogs and snakes are the living things I have hit with the headsaw, you can add a racoon if we count running the slasher in the woods. That story is on here somewhere too.
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2017, 09:46:22 PM »
   I guess it should not be that unusual to find a walnut in a walnut tree but I was lucky to accidentally center this one when I sawed it exactly in two for a couple of benches.

Both sides have half a walnut imbedded in the wood like this. Pretty neat.
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« Reply #44 on: February 23, 2017, 10:38:04 PM »
That's a great picture. Don't know what the odds of that are but you might want to grab a lottery ticket next. :D

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
A good one!

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2017, 08:09:59 AM »
Arrowhead 20 feet up in a Red pine.
Must have been shooting at a squirrel.
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #47 on: March 05, 2017, 09:18:45 AM »
Pete, when Jmoore and I were sawing some large bald cypress about a year ago, we sawed a 50 caliber musket ball in half which came from one from one of the top logs.  We surmised that someone must have been squirrel hunting also.  I don't know how much squirrel would have been left after a hit from that much lead though.

Another strange thing we found in a log was a crawdad.  We keep some logs in our pond and occasionally they become a habitat for critters.


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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2017, 06:04:20 PM »
It wasn't saw log  but just yesterday while splitting a 3 foot diameter  round of red oak  about 6 inches in was a complete gate hinge .

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2017, 09:12:43 PM »
Limestone head stone in a cedar tree, well into the tree, no sign of it from the outside.  It came from a church yard which was founded around the Revolution.  Given the size of the cedar we figure it has to be civil war ear.  Have never been able to figure out how to extract the headstone from the wood as nobody knows what the rest of it looks like.  I need to get someone with a portable x-ray to try and take a peek one day.  I will get a picture of it and post it. 
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2017, 09:35:39 PM »
12" long piece of 2" flatbar....couldn't figure out what I had hit...couldn't dig it out...BUT I was smart enough that I turned the log so I could hit it 2 more times....ruined 3 blades.....whataidiot!!!! >:( >:( >:(

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