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Wavy Royal Oak. I had a 100 year old tree removed in June 2012 because it was poised over the house and appeared to have some root disease. I asked the removal service to leave me some disks for firewood. The disks were so heavy, I had to split them to move the wood. When I spit the wood, it was very difficult because of the wavy grain. It appears that the wavy grain is due to stress since it is very pronounced in the outer rings, yet the heart wood is quite linear. The grain is also linear further up the tree from the base.
I didn't know the wood could have much value until I went on-line to find out why the tree had wavy grain. When I realized that it could be useful from an artisan's perspective, I picked through the entire wood pile, and took photos of the best pieces.
Now the question is, what do I do with it? It is too much to ship. When I restacked the wood, it was more than 5 ft tall with 2 layers. I would like to sell it to an artisan that can haul it from Mclean VA. Anyone have any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8 Old 09-23-2012, 07:21 PM
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Put a price on it and advertise on Craigslist. Pen turners would probably love to have the smaller pieces.
Just an idea.

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I hadn't thought of pen turners at all. Based on your tip, I found a specialty store not too far away. I think I will take a piece in and see what they think. It's too bad the pieces are so short because the look is so interesting.
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I hadn't thought of pen turners at all. Based on your tip, I found a specialty store not too far away. I think I will take a piece in and see what they think. It's too bad the pieces are so short because the look is so interesting.
I'll turn pens from a branch as fat as my thumb.

If some of that finds it way over to Australia I'll turn a pen or two

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Turners might like it. Try putting a post on woodbarter.
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Dave, If a piece found it's way to Australia, would a pen find it's way back? How long a piece would you need? I have some smaller pieces that could be 10 or more if used efficiently.
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thats some purty wood
what kind of prices are you looking to get for a piece?
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Dave, If a piece found it's way to Australia, would a pen find it's way back? How long a piece would you need? I have some smaller pieces that could be 10 or more if used efficiently.
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We could do that. It would for one pen about 4 1/2 inch long x 3/4 x 3/4. If I send whatever fits in a small parcel I can send a pen back to you.

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