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#1 Rad

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

Harvested a couple of future Shillelagh blanks -- Waxed the ends and tagged with date, we'll talk about them more in a couple of years! Waiting is the hard part -- I've got some other sticks that are nearing readiness.

 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:12 PM

Those look good.  Make sure you show us some when you get them finished.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:51 PM

I will -- it will take some time for them to dry.
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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

I went Shillelagh hunting over Easter Break! They are feild dressed and hanging on the back wall of my barn!

And I tagged many future ones out in the woods -- several with vines growing around them!

 

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:11 AM

You are going to have some FUN!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

You are going to have some FUN!


It was fun just harvesting!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:51 AM

Rad, it looks like you had a successful hunt. What types of wood did tou harvest?



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

Rad, it looks like you had a successful hunt. What types of wood did tou harvest?


Ash, elm, oak, sasafras, -- I marked a lot of trees for harvesting later, including some muscle wood that I didn't know I had in the woods!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:06 PM

Those look like they are being well taken care of.  It is a lot of fun just getting out hunting them down. I remember reading

on a woodworking/woodcarving site that some of the guys harvesting their own wood are a couple of years ahead,

cutting wood now for two or three years down the road.

 

I've now got plenty of wood now that I cut over a year ago but until we move the place is packed with boxes so working in the

shop limited.



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

Those look like they are being well taken care of.  It is a lot of fun just getting out hunting them down. I remember reading
on a woodworking/woodcarving site that some of the guys harvesting their own wood are a couple of years ahead,
cutting wood now for two or three years down the road.


Yes -- it takes time! A couple I soaked in pentacryl (the ones with paper bags) the others I coated the cut ends with Anchor seal.




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