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Offline Cloudfeather

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Re: Monster Osage Haul...*REVISIT*
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 09:15:35 am »
Went back for another haul yesterday. Even better than the first. There's still one more giant tree there that I'll hopefully be able to go back for. Hate to let anything go to waste.


Offline BowEd

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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2017, 09:19:38 am »
Did you happen to count the rings as to how old the tree was?
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Offline Cloudfeather

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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2017, 09:24:59 am »
I gave it a quick count. The largest trees were a bit over 100. The 'medium' trees were around 80ish.

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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2017, 09:32:20 am »
Yep that's an oldie.....I've got a friend bow maker that ran across a large tree like that a farmer was going to destroy.He liked making laminated bows too.He had them edge grain cut into 2" wide boards /stacked/and dried them.Very nice stuff for BBO's.Anytime I want to make one he's very gracious about supplying me with some.
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Offline jeffp51

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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2017, 03:08:58 pm »
I have heard one of the best ways to store big logs like that is to knock a few belly splits off of them, and then ship them to Utah for seasoning.  I would be happy to help you out that way (-S

Offline Cloudfeather

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Re: Monster Osage Haul...*REVISIT*
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2017, 05:09:39 pm »
This is what I've got so far. There was one more big tree that could yield about 8 or so big quarters. Trying to make one last trip to finish the deal.


Offline Morgan

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Re: Monster Osage Haul...*REVISIT*
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2017, 06:42:33 pm »
Brother, if you can keep the bugs out of them, you got one heck of a supply of bow staves. Pretty sure that would last me a decade or more unless I'm mis-judging those splits.

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Re: Monster Osage Haul...*REVISIT*
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2017, 07:11:32 pm »
They're drenched in insecticide. I've never really had much issue with bugs in my area, at least not with Osage. Going to get splitting in a few weeks when I have my week off.