Wood is seasoned but will not burn

Cutter Posted By Cutter, Oct 18, 2009 at 4:10 PM

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  1. Cutter

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    Here are a couple pieces of wood that have been seasoning for about 75 million years and no way can I get them to burn. They are petrified wood from the Western Sahara in Egypt. My brother brought them over for me last year. We both think that the one looks just like a piece of old Hedge fence post. Brother thought that I would put them in the saw and make slabs. I thought they just looked too cool as is. I did cut the bottom flat and polished it.

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  2. quads

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    You need a hotter bed of coals to burn it! I'm not quite that far ahead with my woodpile, but I think Backwoods Savage is.

    Seriously though, that's really neat. I saw a piece of petrified wood once from out west somewhere. Arizona maybe.
     
  3. kenny chaos

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    Polishing the old petrified wood...

    Nice pictures. Thanks-
     
  4. Backwoods Savage

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    We're not there yet quads, but we're working on that little problem.

    We also were in Arizona to the Petrified forest. Really neat.
     
  5. gzecc

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    75 million is too much. 50 million would have been perfect for seasoning. The last 25 million years makes it useless for heating. If you would have covered it and kept it off the ground, maybe it would have been preserved.
     
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    Will you be able to get the bark off it before burning?
     
  7. CowboyAndy

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    if you mix it with green wood it should burn okay...

    ;)
     
  8. billb3

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    The second pic looks like a stone I stole from the Grand Canyon.
     
  9. d.n.f.

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    One word which solves most burning problems.

    Gas.


    As an ex-paleo guy we used to get tons of this stuff in Montana. Newbies were always thinking shards of it were dino-bone fragments. It is neat stuff in larger pieces.
     
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