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Default Huge monkey puzzle tree milled today.

The pic says it all - this tree was recently felled in Cork, Ireland. It stood over 100 feet tall. The man in the picture doing the milling with a chainsaw mill is a friend of mine. I hope to use some of it, once it has dried, primarily for electric guitars. A furniture maker could make spectacular table-tops from those book-matched knotty slabs.
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The pic says it all - this tree was recently felled in Cork, Ireland. It stood over 100 feet tall. The man in the picture doing the milling with a chainsaw mill is a friend of mine. I hope to use some of it, once it has dried, primarily for electric guitars. A furniture maker could make spectacular table-tops from those book-matched knotty slabs.
Yeah really nice, wood rocks

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Some decent sized slabs there, John.

Did you get much knot free lumber from the tree?

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Wow! What wonderful patterns!

How are you going to dry it? Kiln?
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The pic says it all - this tree was recently felled in Cork, Ireland. It stood over 100 feet tall. The man in the picture doing the milling with a chainsaw mill is a friend of mine. I hope to use some of it, once it has dried, primarily for electric guitars. A furniture maker could make spectacular table-tops from those book-matched knotty slabs.
All I can say is "wow"... that is some beautiful wood! Isn't wood just the most beautiful "artist"? it's like stone... some of the patterns in there are absolutely gorgeous.

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The pic says it all - this tree was recently felled in Cork, Ireland. It stood over 100 feet tall. The man in the picture doing the milling with a chainsaw mill is a friend of mine. I hope to use some of it, once it has dried, primarily for electric guitars. A furniture maker could make spectacular table-tops from those book-matched knotty slabs.
Awesome looking slabs John. Mind going crazy over what those beautiful slabs could be used for.
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Those first 2 slabs are stunning. Interested in to see the final guitars and what happens to the slabs. Thanx's for sharing.

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Funny actually, looking at the bottom pair of 'eyes' on both slabs on the last day of October, gives me the creeps now. Especially the one on the right.

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Funny actually, looking at the bottom pair of 'eyes' on both slabs on the last day of October, gives me the creeps now. Especially the one on the right.
The wood looks great to me. It's the Irishman on the right that's the scary dude. He looks like my grand-dad!

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How much time was required to saw that much lumber with the "chainsaw mill"? What size chainsaw was used?

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