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Dead longleaf and homemade fatwood

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by basod, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    This Longleaf started dying a couple years ago, judging from the pitch hardened bark that remained up top the sapsuckers did a number on it. Figured I'd drop it and add to the shoulder pile before it blew into something else, until I notched the stump and found nothing but swiss cheese.
    Fell 90deg off plan and hung in a Pin Oak limb, 3 back cuts later and I was able to toss a tag line up to a small limb and pull it back over on itself.

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  2. basod

    basod Minister of Fire

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    The center of the stump was perfect fatwood material, spent a few minutes shaving it off stuff was almost translucent.

    And too bad this top broke, would have been an interesting carving specimen

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  3. tcassavaugh

    tcassavaugh Minister of Fire

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    i had a big pine that i cut up and the lower portion was breaking apart in the core. a lot of sap and strands that easily separated....not rotted or punky, just a lot of pitch that settled into the core. great kindling.....

    cass
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Look like you are set for fire starter.
    Good that it's down before the wind took it at the wrong time & place. ;)

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