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    Interesting factoid: redwood trees take 50% or more of their water not from the ground but directly from the air around them. Amazing trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pleue View Post
    Do you have any big dry slabs hidden away anywhere? We'll be looking to make a desk in the summer (6-8 ft long and 3-4ish ft wide and 1.5-3" thick) and I'd love to drive over from PDX and see the shop.
    We will usually have some bigger slabs like this that come from old salvaged stumps. est. $300 and up.
    Old growth like this will usually have deeper colors and some figure.
    If you come out on a weekday the furniture makers are here working on projects.
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    Wow. Which Stihl saw is that and how long is the bar? Interesting setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanjohnson View Post
    Wow. Which Stihl saw is that and how long is the bar? Interesting setup.
    The saw says Magnum M5 880 and the bar is 5 foot long. Works pretty good for the bigger pieces of wood we cut here.
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    These are a couple more logs from the tree service guys.
    The remainder of the Sequoia.


    And a London Plane butt log. The narrow end is about 4 foot.


    A firewood cutter also brought in a bunch of maple burl caps and some forest fire salvage pieces. The second photo is a couple pieces getting cleaned up so I can cut it into knife handle blocks.

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    We All LOVE seeing photos of Slabs that are for sale Mark . Tennessee folks Like me and a few friends would love to see some Yard lumber/Slabs for some projects here in Good Ol Tennessee Rocky Top ! <Grinning Like a Possum >

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    I will take some slab photos when the guys finish milling the logs.

    This is the maple burl piece I grabbed for handle material. Carrying it to the saw was like wrestling a 75 pound porcupine.


    The piece was rotted inside but the pressure washer removed most of the punky material.


    Cut in half to make it a bit more manageable.


    Later I will start cutting into chunks I can trim into blocks.
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    Wow Mark, I didn't realize the scope of what you do. I bet you have some real nice slabs stashed away too.

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    I look forward to seeing some Slabs that would make an Awesome table and end tables Brother Mark !

    Thank you and Best Regards with Blessings sent your way .

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    Today we started cutting the London Plane log.
    This is a hybrid tree that is a cross between American Sycamore and Oriental Plane tree.


    The pink coloring will probably become a light orange when it dries.


    I took the outer portion from the first cut. I will cut them into quarter sawn blocks.


    Hard to see in the photo but the quarter sawn surface will have the snakeskin flecks like Sycamore and Silky Oak.
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