It’s good to have a horticulture fella in the family. One of my wive’s cousins spotted this tree and asked if I’d be interested. After picking myself up off the floor, I told him that yes, I would be! A few months later, she’s home and waiting.
From what I understand, Box Elder trees don’t get very large. This one was on the big side!
Good thing all I had to do was push the pieces out of the truck. Actually I was also able to push the pieces into a truck… Conveniently enough, the tree was uphill of there we loaded the truck. We literally rolled the wood onto the tailgate and into the truck! That’s easier than using a tractor!
The crown of this tree is pretty big, so I’ll have lots of options. I’m thinking at least a big hollow form and platter. I’m super eager to cut open this piece. The grain patterns should be excellent! I’m still itching for a real porker to try out the full capacity of the lathe!
Since this is rather prized wood, I want to do just about everything I can to insure it doesn’t rot before I can get to it all. If I had a ginormous shop, I’d go ahead and process the logs and cut everything into blanks. However, that’s not the case…