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Started sawing on the standing dead pecan I got a few months back. WHEW I'm glad I decided to saw it now and not wait longer.....It stood dead a little longer than we'd realized, I'll loose some wood due to stage 3 of spalting...dried rot... in parts of it and solid as a rock in other. The main trunk cut at 10' long and a crotch....and a rotten center in part of it. I slabbed it in 8 qtr. bookmatching pieces and most 23" wide each board.
The second cut has a nice crotch section and about 7' in length..will be 22" at one end and 20" on the other. I got all trimmed and ready to final slab this evening.
I got my pics of the bookmatches on the other camera to download and will post later.
Enjoy
 

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very nice. cant wait for more pics
 

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Pretty stuff.
Looks like the live edges are mostly cut off. Am I right?
How are they sitting in m.c.?

And, yeah that's a good link to save.
But then again there's more on your site to peruse thru.
 

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Yeah, it's got some live edge (actually more than pics show), but less than my usual....it had some soft edges and I made another cut to get firmer wood and almost goofed the live edge look. I started with a different goal in mind and got side tracked sawing/ trimming log and aligned on saw wrong....OUCH!!! BUT it opened my eyes to a better cut process...Praise the Lord!!!
 

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Started sawing on the standing dead pecan I got a few months back. WHEW I'm glad I decided to saw it now and not wait longer.....It stood dead a little longer than we'd realized, I'll loose some wood due to stage 3 of spalting...dried rot... in parts of it and solid as a rock in other. The main trunk cut at 10' long and a crotch....and a rotten center in part of it. I slabbed it in 8 qtr. bookmatching pieces and most 23" wide each board.
The second cut has a nice crotch section and about 7' in length..will be 22" at one end and 20" on the other. I got all trimmed and ready to final slab this evening.
I got my pics of the bookmatches on the other camera to download and will post later.
Enjoy
just wanted to say if I had a sawmill I'd do the same thing. I love the way you think. If it is solid I'll use it too, even if it shows some rot.
 

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Another treasure from trash. Thanks for posting. You're right. Not much longer & you'd have a pile of mulch. Always good to see what you're up to!
 

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Beautiful wood Tim.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys!! Sorry no pics lately either TOO COLD or playing catch-up in my construction business.
 
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