So, I got a log...



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So, I got a log...

Postby Greg » Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:59 pm

This is easily the biggest Christmas present I've ever received!

All kidding aside, it wasn't a gift, so much as just something I've been searching for for every bit of the last year or so...a (near) perfectly straight log, of a specific species, of a minimum diameter.

I got the best of all three.

My in-laws have an ongoing "tree project" on their property for me to take care of over a number of years, and I took down one of the "problem trees" in the last few weeks...a 90' Tulipfera liriodendron (Common name Tuliptree or Tulip Poplar) with a PERFECTLY STRAIGHT bottom 25' or so. This past weekend, I went over to the 13.5' log I selected out of the trunk with all my ropes and blocks and hoisted the (conservatively) 1,800 lb. green log into the air and backed the Father-in-law's trailer under it to haul it to my place...

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...and got to work!

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At the end of day one, I'm about 1/3 de-barked, with quite a bit to go. Last time I posted a raw piece of wood on this forum, it took me three years to finish that project...and it was a MUCH smaller bit of wood. Fingers crossed this goes MUCH faster. Here goes nothing!

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[Brownie points to whoever guesses what I'm doing with this thing]
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Re: So, I got a log...

Postby Elleth » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:08 pm

COOL!!!!


... canoe?
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Re: So, I got a log...

Postby Greg » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:46 pm

Elleth wrote:... canoe?

Yes ma'am.
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Re: So, I got a log...

Postby Taylor Steiner » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:11 am

Wow awesome! I'm looking forward to this!
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Postby Iodo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:55 pm

I cant wait to see more :P
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Re: So, I got a log...

Postby Peter Remling » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:57 pm

Burn or chisel ?
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Re: So, I got a log...

Postby Sorrel » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:27 pm

I know they did a similar (tulip poplar) one on Townsend's, but imo my favourite looking dugouts are the ones they make in Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Wishing you luck on this awesome looking project!
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Re: So, I got a log...

Postby Cimrandir » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:13 am

Oh, that looks awesome! I love being out on the water and so your canoe will be fun to follow and see how it goes! Watercraft seem to be underutilized in the reenactment scene and I was very happy to see an article on boats in the summer 2020 newsletter.
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Re: So, I got a log...

Postby Elemmakil » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:28 pm

Peter Remling wrote:Burn or chisel ?


My question as well. I assume you will try to burn it, which is I believe is historically correct for this sort of thing(?)

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