Wish I knew what happened to the rest of this one!
Wish I knew what happened to the rest of this one!
A closer look. Would have been perfect for about a million one-piece backs.
Definately got some real nice figure. Lp
Ask, if you haven't already. A friend of mine inquired in a similar situation, and ended up with some beautiful black walnut that had been put in a pile which was to be cut into firewood.
It's near the parking lot of the public library, northern Ohio. I'll go in and ask, guess I'll have to pay my late fees too...
"It's near the parking lot of the public library, northern Ohio. "
If any of you builders live near here and have a chainsaw, fire up your engines....
It would not be hard at all to track down this tree...
Even if it's cut into firewood-sized lengths, you've still got something...
I'll be in Oberlin in a couple months, so maybe you could PM me about the location, markishandsome, if it's not too far away...
Northern Ohio? I'm as north central as it gets, what town is it? Bruce, I live about 40 mi. from Oberlin. Will you be there
with your wares? Just curious, thanks, Mike
There's a chance that this tree is in the 'yard waste' section of the town dump. #That's where it would wind up if it was cut in the town where I live. #There's also a chance it was chipped for mulch. #RaveOn
"Bruce, I live about 40 mi. from Oberlin. Will you be there
with your wares?"
I'm the camp cook at the Oberlin Violin Making Workshop, cooking for 40 violin makers...
Not a lot of free time to say the least.... #
"There's a chance that this tree is in the 'yard waste' section of the town dump. #That's where it would wind up if it was cut in the town where I live."
It's there. #I can smell it.
" There's also a chance it was chipped for mulch. "
$10K worth of sawdust.... #
Or else Kemnitzer is already on it.
What about the stump itself? Any chance you can do something with what's left?
That's funny, I live in Oberlin.
I've started asking around but havn't found much yet. I went by the stump yesterday and they'd covered it up with mulch. I dont think there's enough height left in the stump to use it for instruments, but I bet you could get a couple nice cutting boards out of it.
I don't have anywhere to saw or store this stuff anyway, but anyone who shows up for the fiddle-fest in a pickup would go home happy, assuming I can actually track it down...
The thing that worries me is that if they cut it down it's probably diseased or something(?).
So do you know who cut it down? The city? I wouldn't assume it was diseased, although I wouldn't assume it wasn't. But there could still be a lot of good wood somewhere around there. Did you have a big storm in that area recently? I've seen my city take down a whole tree when part of it came down in a storm, probably thinking what was left was "unsightly". I can just see the mando backs, hundreds, rising skyward..... No more.
AS A MASTER WOOD CARVER ON FURNITURE ITEMS, I'VE FOUND IF YOU LOCATE THE CITY DEPT. THAT HANDLES CUTTING OF SUCH NICE WOOD, #YOU CAN MAKE ACQUAINTANCE TO THE HEAD GUY AND OFFER TO CUT SECTIONS OF ALREADY CUT TREES AND HAUL PIECES AWAY FOR HIM. OF COURSE THIS WOULD OCCURE OVER LUNCH ON YOU.
#I'VE RECOVERD SOME REALLY NICE WOOD THIS WAY.
# # # # #SHORTY
"That's funny, I live in Oberlin."
So this thing is in Oberlin?
Can U PM me location please??
Near the town library or the college library??
Did you know that Lloyd Loar went to school there 100 years ago? I have his college records....
"The thing that worries me is that if they cut it down it's probably diseased or something(?).
Silvers get cut down all the time because they have very insidious roots which tend to get into sewer and water lines, etc...
Ask in the library who did the work, and if they can't tell you that, what color the trucks were. If it was a private tree company you might be able to look in the yellow pages and get a lead from the ads there.
Spruce, How far up the tree is that curl likely to go?
Mr. Loar was a "Yeoman"? There's some trivia I'll use this summer. A friend at my marina is a professor of astronomy at Oberlin. He's helped me find my boat on many 'o dark night. But that's another story.
I spoke to the head of the grounds department who said the tree was cut down back in January and was "long gone". He said it was a horse chestnut (buckeye) tree that was high risk since it was near power lines or something. Oh well.
Around here, most of the professional tree cutters don't make a tree "long gone", but rather cut it up and stack it for sale as firewood. Why pay to have it hauled off when someone will buy if for firewood. That way, they get paid twice for it. I would have asked for his definition of "Long Gone" and who made it that way.
My wife says I don't pay enough attention to what she says....
(Or something like that...)
Who's tried a chestnut mando?
"Spruce, How far up the tree is that curl likely to go? "
That's some nice figure, so quite a ways...
The question to ask is "how high is the tree before it crotches?"
Silvers are kinda notorious for maybe having 6 feet of trunk before it crotches out....
"He said it was a horse chestnut (buckeye) tree that was high risk since it was near power lines or something. "
I'd bet the farm that's Silver maple.
But I don't wouldn't know a Horse Chestnut if it landed on my chainsaw....
I'm still gonna go visit the stump in a couple months and have a look around....