Turning Archive 2006
>My wife came home from a meeting on Saturday and I learned that I had been roped into a bowl giveaway. Somebody lost a maple tree in our recent storm, can I make some bowls, etc. Yeah, ok. So I went out Sunday with the chainsaw, cut out some blanks, and on the way home, decided to swing by what was left of a deadfall from the recent storm. This lot has two of the older trees in town on it, or rather it did. The house was removed a year or so ago, leaving these two trees, one of which is now a stump given the storm. I walked up Sunday, and to my surprise, there was highly figured Box Elder.
There was a police officer very nearby. I confirmed with him that he wasn't going to run after me with the handcuffs if I cut off a section, then went to work. Sliced off the checked end, then started on a more difficult cut to get a section of trunk (Not a lot of wood or space to work with). Got about 3/4 of the way through when the chainsaw expired. I could tell by the way it ceased that the chainsaw was done for the day.
No idea when I can get back there, but the wood will probably be checked out by the time I do. Not sure what the deal with the chainsaw is I'll have to look at it. Just venting.
It grows on trees, it grows on trees, it grows on trees.....