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I met one of Deadeye's friends last year when he built a wood table top out of Deadeye's trees for me.  This last spring while hunting for morels I found a dead tree that was loaded with burls.  I thought of Chris right away.  He was super excited to get the tree.  He ended up with a 10 foot and 8 foot section of the main trunk and about 10 other burls.  So far be has cut up the 10 footer.
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I also asked him about making a knife handle out of the smaller burls.  He suggested using crotch wood for that because its stronger and just as pretty.  Here is what he ment.  1st crotch is green ash and second one is red oak.
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Yes, He does make some fabulous stuff from the wood.  It's a long process from finding the tree, cutting it down and into movable lengths, milling them to slabs, and then putting them in a solar dryer for six months.  After finishing drying they need to be straightened and planned to around 2 inches and then you have something to work with. 

Here's a couple extra boards he gave me for my random projects.


I made a coffee table from this crotch.
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i could see a horizontal coat rack in cabin for 1 of those slabs!
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Wood like that just doesn't grow on trees, you know!
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That is some cool looking slabs of wood.  :happy1: :happy1:
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During the summer of 2018 I had him cut me some black ash boards. I stickered and stacked them at my land.  During the summer of 2019 I used them to cover the walls of my fancy outhouse.  They turned out great. 

Almost too nice for an outhouse.




These are the slabs used to make the table top for dakids.  Beautiful wood.


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