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Wood Treasures
« on: September 13, 2018, 02:08:54 AM »
Arising from this post, Found this log in the "Aged Log Pile" in Sawmills and Milling, I thought this would be an interesting thread.  Show us your Wood treasures from your log pile or found/made while milling.  I'll start off with some of my pieces.  Post your own interesting finds.

Slippery Elm healing


 

Walnut cone head.  Maybe the back of a viking chair??


 

Ash Ring.


 

Ash branch overgrowth


 

Walnut branch overgrowth


 

Cherry horse feet


 

Small tree that had grown along the creek and died.


 
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
If I say it\\\\\\\'s going to take so long, multiply that by at least 3!

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Re: Wood Treasures
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 07:12:26 AM »
So what do you do with all the [picese] of wood you save? do you have a place or corner you pile it up inside? Do you sell it?
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 08:00:53 AM »
Peter, that is entirely beside the point!  :o  Pragmatism is not required!  

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 11:05:05 AM »
I suppose you could sell, but I'm just waiting until I have time to do small projects again.  When inspiration hits....   The over growth branch knots I can use in a drywall/plaster wall to look like it's growing out of the wall.  I actually have a pile of special large slabs I've saved with really interesting looks (debarked and polished of course) that I'll incorporate into the walls of a house.  It'll look like the house was built around the trees or they are growing into the house.  In a few years I'll be able to show that.  The walnut cone head I can see as the back of a special chair using some more branches but that part is the top of the back.  I see the small tree base from the creek as a lamp base.  The hose feet...I'll have to come up with a good one for that yet.
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Re: Wood Treasures
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 12:56:42 PM »
Peter, that is entirely beside the point!  :o  Pragmatism is not required!  


your right, I do have too much common cense. :)
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Re: Wood Treasures
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 01:21:05 PM »
 

 

I had this cherry knot sitting on my bench for a couple of years. I sanded it and finished it in 2 part epoxy. I think it looks like a cross section of a dinosaur egg.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 02:30:15 PM »
Found this when out cutting fire wood



 

 

Not big enough to saw but might make a hat rack
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 03:30:27 PM »
So, what's this four? ;)


 
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Re: Wood Treasures
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2018, 03:57:15 PM »
Its there four a while, till you need it four abit and use it four what its four.
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Re: Wood Treasures
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 04:33:54 PM »
 The hose feet...I'll have to come up with a good one for that yet.
Screw em to the wall in the tack room in the barn, easier on leather than a puny peg.

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 07:55:07 PM »
I find snakes in my Aspen.



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Re: Wood Treasures
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2018, 08:34:54 PM »
Ole pragmatic Peter.  He never saw a knot that he liked :D.  
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2018, 08:38:54 PM »
That is one cool log Bags. should be worth 1 gu.
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Re: Wood Treasures
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2018, 10:04:54 PM »
My sawmilling business is Knothole Sawmill:


 



 
So when I spotted these two "knotholes" in Colorado, I had to collect them.


 
This old rootball is still there where we found it.


 
But it shared a few mementos that serve their purpose at the Cabin.


 
This guy is still overlooking a beautiful canyon in Colorado.

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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 06:23:09 AM »
Ole pragmatic Peter.  He never saw a knot that he liked :D.  


Some of the things I see like that over the years are cool. But, I don't save them. After a while, you will have a pile of them to trip over, move 20+ times, And they don't sell. Kinda like a raven picking up shiny things to bring to the nest. :D
Or having a pet rock. I'll pass. ;)
   
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2018, 08:08:14 AM »
Bah!  Humbug!
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2018, 08:38:51 AM »
I've got one wood treasure (for most of us, or piece of trash for Peter) that I am so glad that I picked up and hauled home. 

In 1986, my husband, my sons and myself took a weekend camping trip to Assateague Island in Virginia.  On our final day and our last stroll down the beach we found a unique looking piece of driftwood.  My husband would pass unexpectedly, but that memory driftwood has lain under my bay window among the rocks and corral bells to this day. 

Brad, great idea for a thread.  I'm really enjoying looking at what other's have found.  So far, member bags and Weekend Sawyer have dropped my jaw, and Jeff's four tickles me silly. 

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2018, 09:08:34 AM »
 

 
Here is another "treasure" that I have but the source is more important than the actual cookie. 


 
This picture is of Windsor Castle ruins before it was turned over to the Park Service for preservation.  Portions of the movie "Raintree County" were filmed here starring Elizabeth Taylor.   Now back to the cookie.  Cedar trees had sprouted and were growing in the column tops and their roots were slowly destroying the ornate ironwork.  The trees were removed and I salvaged the only tree trunk that did not go into the dump truck for disposal.  I cut and gave cookies to all of the family members that Christmas.

That cookie was over 75 years old.
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 09:32:12 AM »
Here are a few things I used to be tripping over, or that I still am tripping over.  Sometimes tripping over one, falling, and hitting your head will give you the inspiration to create something unique out of it.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 10:43:24 AM »
Some really unique pieces you have there Jeff, and some creative uses too.

I really like everybody's submissions!
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2018, 12:54:41 PM »
I think we found the Forum Scrooge.

That's me, I can get stuff like that Jeff in my backyard by the truck full. ;D
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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2018, 02:15:40 PM »
Here is a cherry knot that I set in the sun and this piece of what looks like brains popped out when it dried.

 

 

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 Couple more pieces of "wood treasures" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2018, 04:25:09 PM »
At least somebody around here has a brain Shenandoahsawmill, and some other things too!  But seriously, you have an artist's eye.
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« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2018, 10:16:09 AM »
Who else has wooden treasures?
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Hector Barbossa does.
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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2018, 12:33:46 PM »
I've got lots, but the weather hasn't been conducive to photography.  Most of mine are unused except for trip hazards.  I'm glad to see some people have put theirs to good use.
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« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2018, 09:08:04 PM »
At least somebody around here has a brain Shenandoahsawmill, and some other things too!  But seriously, you have an artist's eye.
Ditto what Brad said, you really do have a good eye for using the unusual. Those are some beautiful pieces.
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