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Discussion in 'General Woodturning Discussion' started by ironman123, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. ironman123

    ironman123 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Just came down about an hour ago in the storm. Will be chain sawing next week maybe. About 85 year old Pi** Elm. Half way between the garage, the house and my shop.

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    Hello Ray,

    That same storm hit my area also. Rain drops the size of marbles and they actually sounded like they were going to break my windows. I first though it was hail until I looked out of the door. I went out the back door and my metal carport was making so much noise that I could have fired my shotgun and no one could have heard it. Good ole Texas Spring time weather. :texas:

    Have a great day,
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    The house okay Ray? Got apple sized hail here. Not at my house, just heavy rain, but in the area had some serious weather.
     
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    Boy this is crazy, we have had tornado warnings and tornadoes on the ground in and around my area for over 3 hours now. I am running on my generator now. Hope everyone makes it through this OK.

    Have a safe day,
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Stay safe Thomas! Bright and sunny now, it moved pretty quick through here.
     
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    Hello Tony,

    Just crazy around here, just 2 minutes ago my yard was almost white with hail, now the sun is peaking out from the clouds.

    Later,
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    That is Texas weather for you!
     
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    Been watching the weather channel thinking about you guys. Looks like Franklin got hit pretty hard. Sad thing is looks like it will be going all the way to the East coast. Stay safe everyone in the south tonight.
     
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  9. ironman123

    ironman123 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    @Tony was that crab apple size hail or horse apple?
     
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    He did leave that really wide open. Whitney crab, up to 2-2.5" on average, ornamental flowering crab, 3/8ths to 1" on average. Horse apple, which end, mouth side or other?
     
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    Is that the same as 'Winged elm, as in Ulmus alata'?

    If so, cousin was supposed to give me some 2 years ago. I have a single piece from a small diameter tree taken just over pith. It does not show any color contrast. I'm looking for a flat-sawn piece showing sapwood and heartwood as well as a quarter sawn piece showing sapwood and heartwood.
     
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    ironman123 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    We will see what it looks like this week end Mark. My Dad always told us it was Pi** Elm.
     
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    ironman123 Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    @Mr. Peet I just checked the leaves. My Dad told us wrong. It is Ulmus Americana (American Elm).
     
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    Don't count Dad out yet.

    Up here in the northeast, Piss elm was another name used for American elm. One reason was the smell when milling (not sure if this was for healthy or diseased trees) and the other was the hire use for horse pen flooring, because of the strong resilience to urine. That's what my dad used to say to us kids, 30-40 years ago...
     
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    Just dug one up and potted from the wildflower garden. Volunteer that's been there for several years. If you're willing to wait a few years, it may get big enough to send you a sample. LOL Only about 2 " dia now. Was going to give it to someone so they could bonsai it. Had a small stand of them south of town, but alas, it is now a parking lot.
     
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