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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Woohoo!!!!
« on: March 16, 2019, 12:40:21 pm »
I've been going nuts waiting for seasoned yew. Finally, I've recovered 6 half-logs. Had to wait for dry conditions to make it up the mountain to my seasoning station. This is everything I've got that was cut/split a year or more ago. I guess there ought to be up to a dozen staves in there.

Offline Woodely

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2019, 01:57:14 pm »
Gorgeous looking stuff.   )W(   8)
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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 04:07:31 pm »
Thanks yes it's gorgeous.
I had time today to make the first split

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 05:17:02 am »
Looks like time to make some shavings.
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Offline Sidewinder

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 07:35:41 am »
Mighty fine. Yes sir. Mighty fine
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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 08:51:20 am »
Thanks guys. Yep, time to get behind the mule

Offline sleek

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 11:29:19 am »
Man, id give my left two lug nuts for two staves of that stuff!
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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 12:05:08 pm »
Here's the pile partially staved out

Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 12:09:06 pm »
The ones one the right with the white streaks, that's a single branch. The white is rot, it was rotting from the inside which is a well documented thing in yew.

The rest is from a single log. Far left are the two inner heartwood halves. When I split it right after cutting, the whole thing separated along a ring rather cleanly.
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Offline DC

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2019, 12:12:49 pm »
the whole thing separated along a ring rather cleanly.
That would concern me. It may be nothing but I would double check the rest of the log to see that it's solid.
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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2019, 12:23:21 pm »
Agreed, and it appears to be sound. I'll get some pics to show what I can see close up

Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2019, 12:26:15 pm »
Here's what's still left to cut. If I stopped now, I've got 14 staves, it looks like I'll get at least 7 more
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Offline bassman

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 10:23:29 am »
Instead of saying Woo Hoo you should have Yew Hew.

Offline Dances with squirrels

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2019, 03:12:35 pm »
Yew Hew. That's funny. That would be a good name for a bow.

Offline DELTA_WOLF

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Re: Woohoo!!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2019, 03:45:17 pm »
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