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Just a quick call to all Toolmongers: Sean needs a tree stump or other large wood object (stop laughing) for a project and review. He’s having a hard time finding said wood (stop laughing), so he needs your help. Also, if you’ve got a reasonably-sized log (read: 12″ in diameter or bigger — stop laughing), that’d work fine. Bottom line: If you’ve got wood for Sean (stop laughing), post a comment.

Seriously, we’re not kidding about the stump. We’re not exactly loaded, so we can’t go buy one. We need to “find” one and we could use your help. We’re in the Dallas area, by the way.

(Thanks, ell brown, for the awesome CC-licensed photo.)


10 Responses to Stump For Sean?

  1. Jim says:

    I live in Milton, FL and got a HUGE one for you. 3 feet wide by at least 4 feet tall. But that is if you want to make the drive. Obviously you can have for free, lol.

  2. Gary says:

    Any bad storms down there recently? You could check with your local municipalities for trees that have been cut down. They may also have taken one down for other reasons as well.

    You might also try posting on some of the turning forums to see if anyone is willing to part with a stump or trunk section.

    Or check CL. If you are willing to drop a tree for someone, I’m sure they’ll let you have all you want.

  3. Cameron Watt says:

    Look at local species wherever you are and you might get an idea of what kind of tree you’d like. In my part of the world, spruce and cedar stumps can have a lot of flare, and back East hackmatack makes for some interesting stumps.

    How a small local sawmill? Depending on how the trees have been bucked and what the mill is actually producing, it might not be a big deal to buy the butt end of a log with a lot of flare. Just remember when talking money that the log hasn’t been milled yet so the only value added to that piece of wood, besides the stumpage, is the felling, bucking, and yarding; usually the smaller share of the cost of lumber when compared to the value added by milling and planing.

  4. Joe says:

    something like this? http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30557119&l=4c6b29291f&id=1091542183 I got it off of property owned my dad’s neighbors place in Hamilton, TX…not sure if there is any more available or if they know where to get their hands on any elswhere. I sent a Facebook message to them to see. They build high-end custom homes and are based out of your area.

  5. Lou Austad says:

    I have mature pecan tree and would gladly give it up to you..
    I’m in California. Long Beach area.

  6. PutnamEco says:

    Try your local state or national park. Many have a lot of wood that needs to be disposed of, and if they don’t , you may be able to apply for a firewood harvesting permit.

  7. Geoff says:

    Okay, we’ve stopped laughing. So, what’s the project/review? Any hints?

  8. Peter W says:

    My mom has a tremendous oak stump in the front yard. Maybe 5 foot diameter and three or four feet high. Hollow in the middle. It was a beautiful tree; about a 100 years old. The tree had to be cut down a year or so ago due to fungus.

    I have fond memories of the tree, and would be delighted to see its remnants put to good use. I don’t know what became of the rest of it.

    Located in Natchitoches, La if you’re interested. You’ll have to do all of the work, etc.

  9. Fjr says:

    What about talking to a stump remover company. Maybe they have a stump the had to pull out instead of grinding. They have to dispose of them somehow.

  10. Redbugsullivan says:

    Around Washington State, we have “Stump Shredders.” The purpose is to turn stumps into hogfuel- in mass. When an area is cleared for a development, stumps are piled up just waiting to be loaded into the chewing machine. It would be quite simple for one to be loaded into your truck instead of into the gigantic maw of the machine. Check it out!

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