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Old 07-30-2003, 04:35 PM   #15
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6 feet from the ground! The picture does not give justice to the overall width.
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No wind, no storm...nothing...just a crack sound and a BOOM!
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Old 07-30-2003, 04:36 PM   #17
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Part of the aftermath......
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Here is my close call

Here is my close call at home in the driveway last October.

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It missed me by this much

Here is how close we came.

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Jack,

You are one lucky dude..~!~

BTW, is that your wife standing by the entrance to the family's GOLD MINE???...lol

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Wow Jack, that is pretty close!! I like your house (both of them)...

Is that your new Honda Civic tow vehicle with the Hensley Arrow? I don't see a jack ready to take the rear tires off...

Jack...get with the program!!
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Do any of you remember the Mojave Forest here in the US? Once a group of woodturners were turned loose, it is now known as the Mojave Desert.
Attached is a photo of a 14" platter turned from Maple from Western Canada - small bowl is Silver Maple. Pen is from Mesquite.
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Part of the aftermath......
Gee. I thought that aftermath came social studies.

I had a place near Georgetown, TX with 7 huge pecan trees ranged around the house. The tax assessor told me they were probably the largest pecan trees in the county. One night, I was almost bounced out of bed by what I thought was a sonic boom. Next morning, I found that a pecan limb over 2' in diameter and 30' long had let go and missed the eves of the house by inches. There was absolutely no rot where it joined the trunk or other obvious reason for it to fall. Fortunately, the only victim was a bent shroud on the air conditioner. The tree crew that removed the limb told me that pecan trees were known to shed limbs without warning. I never felt quite safe in that house after that incident.
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You are one lucky dude..~!~

BTW, is that your wife standing by the entrance to the family's GOLD MINE???...lol

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Yep, she's trying to figure out how much gold we are going to spend to get out of this pickle.

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Is that your new Honda Civic tow vehicle with the Hensley Arrow? I don't see a jack ready to take the rear tires off...

Jack...get with the program!!
Yea, I took it up to Canada and the folks up there told me that it would make a great tow vehicle.

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Doh!!!

I had an incident this spring similar to Jack's; trailer was parked along side my driveway (500' road through the woods), and a dead oak tree decided it was time to come down. no wind, no snow...just the rot finally reached critical mass, and the trunk snapped. I don't have a picture because the tree took out a power line on its way down, and several houses in the neighborhood were without power because of it, so the light department came down and cut it up. (this happened at night, so it was all cleaned up before I saw it; didn't even know what happened until the chain saws woke me up in the middle of the night, and I saw their work lights waaayyy down there at the end of my road.)

Anyway, the tree was probably 10 or 15 feet off the rear axle of the trailer (3 o'clock) , but lucky lucky lucky for me, it fell to its 7 o'clock position, just missing the right-rear corner of the trailer.
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Do any of you remember the Mojave Forest here in the US? Once a group of woodturners were turned loose, it is now known as the Mojave Desert.
Attached is a photo of a 14" platter turned from Maple from Western Canada - small bowl is Silver Maple. Pen is from Mesquite.
My pecan limb fell long before I started wood turning and I stupidly let the tree crew haul off the big (over 2' diameter) pieces and I dumped the smaller stuff in a ravine on the property.

Now, I cart home all sorts of pieces of hardwood that I stumble into.
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John Irwin..........

I can attest to the ability of pecan trees to shed their limbs. Last summer's drought created a situation where our 7 acre pecan grove produced about a half pick-up load of pecans. There have been years where every tree produced $500-750 worth, depending on the market price. This year has been unbelievably wet in South Georgia. We have a bumper crop of pecans growing. The problem, however, is the weight they put on what are already large, mature tree limbs. I spend every Saturday hauling limbs out of the orchard, burning, and mowing. It has stormed down there all week. I am an hour away from catching my weekly Friday afternoon flight home from where I work in the Washington, D.C. area. My wife advises that me and the chain saw are due for some catch up, because the storms have pulled down dozens of limbs, some of them heavy enough to warrant the use of the tractor to pull from the grove. Fortunately, the Airstream is stored under the eaves of one of the big barns, and away from any trees. The grove would make one beautiful camp ground. I say it half-joking, but I can see it full of Airstreams. My wife considers shooting me every time I mention it.
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