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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by jeff_t, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    This is the first round off the 'stump', if you want to call it that. I sliced a cookie off with a miter saw to show the growth rings better. It was collateral damage from an oak that fell a few inches off my mark ;). I'll sit down with a magnifying glass some day and count them.

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    A familiar object for size reference

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    Thistle and Backwoods Savage like this.

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  2. Flatbedford

    Flatbedford Minister of Fire

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    That's HUGE beer can!
  3. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    Thought about throwing a 24 ouncer down there.
  4. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    I counted roughly 50. That's a lotta rings for such a small round.
  5. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    That's dense all right! Enjoying a PBR as I type! Cheers!
  6. Thistle

    Thistle Minister of Fire

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    I've cut some Ironwood (Hophornbeam) not over 5" diameter & that stuff had 60-75 rings.Sure its an understory tree normally,but those much bigger Oaks & Hickories dont give it much sunlight for growth.

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