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Mike Nathal
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Sycamore
May 21st, 2018 at 1:08pm
 
I have been looking for sycamore crotch pieces for 5 yrs, it was worth the wait.  The largest is 18 inch diam, smallest about 10. They are very green and very heavy. The tree fell last November in a wind storm on a friend's property. After cutting, he and I had to carry the pieces up the side of a ravine maybe 4-5 stories deep. The colors are amazing, I hope they stay vibrant after drying.
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Re: Sycamore
Reply #1 - May 21st, 2018 at 3:38pm
 
Looks like some very nice blanks.
Were you able to cut any of the other quartersawn?
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Reply #2 - May 21st, 2018 at 6:34pm
 
The quarter sawn will have the best figure/bees wings/medullary ray patterns, so the center of the tree as the bottom makes for the best figure..

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Re: Sycamore
Reply #3 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 11:16am
 
Here is the first piece I made from one of the crotch pieces.  The finishing is not complete but I thought i'd show the figure and figure.  It's about 13 inch diameter, 4 inch high 
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Re: Sycamore
Reply #4 - Jun 12th, 2018 at 6:52pm
 
If the tree was blown over and killed last fall, I'm surprised it would still be full of moisture.  Glad it hadn't suffered drying cracks and you are able to use it.
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