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Nice side-of-the-road find

Discussion in 'Logging' started by barry richardson, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. barry richardson

    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    The only kind of logging I do is scrounging, but I got a worthy find today. Have noticed a pile of weathered old tree parts that were pushed out to the edge of a gravel road, evidently from a nearby property. decided to stop today and look it over as I was looking for something to turn, and I spied this slab, weathered gray, but once I tried to lift it, I knew it was Desert Ironwood, so it came home with me. I skinned off the outside with a power hand planer, looks pretty good inside, and pretty check free considering.... it is 5 feet long, 10-14" wide and 4.5 thick, I'm thinking it was milled for a fireplace mantle. Not sure what I will do with it, but it is a nice piece to have in the hoard...
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  2. Sprung

    Sprung Amateur Sawdust Maker Full Member

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    Nice find, Barry!
     
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  3. DKMD

    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    You keep finding stuff like that, and you can cancel your gym membership... I’d guess that weighs 125-150 lbs!

    sweet find!
     
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    Tom Smart Member Full Member

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    Dang, Barry, between your wood dump and road kill it’s enough to make someone want to move to Phoenix.
     
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  5. barry richardson

    barry richardson Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yea, it was about all I could do to get it in the truck:sarcastic:
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    That is an incredible find, good for you man! Tony
     
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    Congrats! With your extraordinary talents, we are expecting great things out of this marvelous piece of wood! Chuck
     
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    That wood just plain looks like WOOD!
     
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    Sweet find Barry! Treasure everywhere...
     
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    Bigg081 Connoisseur of Man Glitter Full Member

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    If you’re wood pile is full I have a wood pile that had to be downsized. Plenty of space. Damn movers wouldn’t take everything! Lol
     
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    Yup, you just never know what treasure is waiting for you by the side of the road. This is sweet
     
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