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Offline osage outlaw

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Construction site osage
« on: July 13, 2019, 09:40:50 am »
I do not like to cut osage in the summer.  However, when I noticed a pile of logs at a road construction site and saw a few osage mixed in I couldn't resist.  I would have hated to see them cut into firewood.  After getting permission from the work crew I grabbed my chainsaw and wrestled a few decent ones out of the pile.  There's a little damage from their equipment but nothing too bad.  Two of the logs were a pain to split.  They reminded me of splitting elm.  One of them has snakey grain and should make some cool character bows.  They all have good rings.  I busted them into quarters and brought them in my garage.  I'll split them into staves and remove the bark and sapwood as I get the time.  I have some bows that I want to build and these staves should work out great for them.  Maybe next year I'll make a new elk hunting bow out of one of them.






















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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 10:06:42 am »
wow niced find, congrats on that )W(

Offline PaSteve

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 10:29:01 am »
Wow Clint....you sure do have an eye for osage. Good for you. A little hard work and you're rewarded with some nice staves.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2019, 10:31:59 am »
Wow Clint....you sure do have an eye for osage. Good for you. A little hard work and you're rewarded with some nice staves.

It was a lot of hard work Steve.  They were easy to load but a pain to split.  2 of them split like elm logs. 
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 11:10:07 am »
Nice haul, Clint.  :OK
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2019, 12:32:31 pm »
Wow Clint....you sure do have an eye for osage. Good for you. A little hard work and you're rewarded with some nice staves.

It was a lot of hard work Steve.  They were easy to load but a pain to split.  2 of them split like elm logs.

Seems like something your not afraid of Clint is work. Nice save. I like the looks of that snaky one a lot.
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2019, 01:11:26 pm »
    Nice growth rings for sure...Your a tough guy to tackle that in the Summer
Genesis 27:3 Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 03:41:00 pm »
Nice!  Those should make some nice bows!
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Offline Bob Barnes

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2019, 04:43:21 pm »
great save... I only hear about things like this... but never see it around here.  That snake stave is sweet.
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Offline bassman

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 07:16:06 pm »
Nice find. When you find Osage like that it is like hitting the lottery. Good for you.

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2019, 02:42:21 am »
Nice nice nice.  I love that snakey bad boy.  That one gets my Bodark juices runnin'.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 02:44:46 am »
Almost all my osage stash came from land clearing operations, many of my logs were pulled out of a brush pile after getting permission first.

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 03:47:30 am »
It a a treasure,,,bit u earn it (f)

Offline gifford

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 05:36:04 am »
Well done, saving osage from firewood is a noble purpose indeed, you are to be commended. How many of those snakey staves are you planning to bring to MoJAM?


Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Construction site osage
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2019, 05:53:41 am »
Well done, saving osage from firewood is a noble purpose indeed, you are to be commended. How many of those snakey staves are you planning to bring to MoJAM?

I won't be making it to Mojam this year.  Too many other trips got in the way.  These staves are staying in my workshop.
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