First time here, and enjoying it !! - especially this area of the Forums. I am a Mason by trade, an also started honing my woodworking skills as a hobby. I acquired this Live Oak by taking on the task of removing what was left of the tree, off of a job site. My Brother just happens to live near me, and owns a rollback vehicle carrier .He said that the load was the heaviest he'd ever felt !
After one HELLAVA Day, it now rests on my land near Austin,Texas. I want to keep a portion of it and being a " Wood Rookie" -- have many questions for the experienced Woodsman --
1.) Without investing thousands of dollars, what could i do with this ?
2.)What would you do?
3.) How old? How Heavy?
4.) Is this considered, "Big" -- Do they get,"Bigger"?
5.) Is there a market $ for it ?
6.) I'm also willing to share some of it, in exchange of needed resources. (Saw milling) -Anyone Interested?
7.) Any other input / info. would be Great !
Center is hollow for only about 10", then sharply tapers shut. There aren't any other openings evident.
Length = 126" Diameter = 49"( narrowest) to 64" (widest)
How - or - if it Died of Natural causes Is Unknown. Very little rotting is evident. Central Texas soil,Dry,Very Rocky. Zip code 78620
when the rest of the tree was cut down >> unknown, but most agree approx. 12 - 18 mos. ago.
The next day, I pinched off a quarter size chip, and spent 15 minutes putting a finish on it. You could say i was kinda excited !!
Thanks for the input. See Ya at the Saw Mill !!!
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