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old Oak is awesome.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by guest5234, Dec 4, 2008.

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  1. guest5234

    guest5234 New Member

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    Me and the neighbour cut down an old oak tree that was at least 300 years old as it had gone as dry as a Nun's gusset.....it was as white as snow as we split it and by does it burn like hell...old oak is hellfire.

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    Yes it is good score!
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    Pagey Minister of Fire

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    300 years, wow! Any chance we'll get some pics? :)
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    guest5234 New Member

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    Its up the barn we use, but will post a picture of the next ancient oak that has died when I go up next.
    We have to get a certificate to cut down any old trees and the officer from our area gave us the go ahead as the trees were dead and told us some of the oaks were 300 years of age.
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    Yes, pictures would be nice, but I would prefer it if you shipped a cord or two to New England. %-P
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    Burning a 300 year old oak is a crime - you should be making lumber outa that puppy and burning the scraps, unless it was all rot & knots. This is one of my biggest dilemmas when I come on something like that. I'm always pulling certain pieces out of the firewood pile and putting them aside for woodworking
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    myzamboni Minister of Fire

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    I have none of that guilt burning pine :coolsmile:
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    I aint no good at making a fruit-bowl outa wood.
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    bokehman Feeling the Heat

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    Just pop in to Ikea and buy one, it's a lot easier.
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    thats funny, because i am the opposite. I see nice things around the house, like our maple cabinets, my wifes oak hutch, etc and think of how well they would burn...
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    :lol:
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    Gotta love oak........young or old!
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    Adabiviak Feeling the Heat

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    How much wood do you think you'll get out of it? I imagine it has quite a spread.
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    It's at least worth considering saving old growth like that for the mill as the grain patterns are really beautiful when they get that old. if it's not rotten in the center the board lengths that could be gotten out of the main trunk could be worth a great deal to a furniture maker or mill.
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