Wind Damage here...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Witch Doctor 01, Jul 7, 2016.


  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    We are having a nice wind storm winds 45mph to 60 mph... trees down including a nice Black walnut:cry: Doors blown off chicken houses... roof damage... generally a mess... pictures will follow...
     
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  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Whatever else happens, be safe!
     
  3. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++

    We went through this last November. Trees down everywhere, power out for days, fences blown over, roofs off... I had about 40 trees down on my property. It was a mess! Took me months to get it all cleaned up. Wish you more luck than I had! Good luck, Doc!
     
  4. GOG

    GOG Monkey++

    Please keep us in the loop.
     
  5. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Be safe , help others who need it , work wise & safe .
    I also have had my share .
    Sloth
     
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Be safe, and salvage that black walnut tree. Might be more than worth the effort to a gun stocker.
     
  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+


    I was going to say the same.
    Good luck WD!
     
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  8. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    Prayers up for you.
    #blackwalnutlivesmatter
     
  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    #blackwalnutlivessacrificedforriflestocksmattersmore
     
  10. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    fingers crossed........living in Coastal NC I know what strong winds and rain(aka Hurricanes) can do.
     
  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    @Witch Doctor 01

    Stay safe WD....keep your head down....would hate some flying debris to rearrange your voodoo mask. I'd also suggest laying off rain dances for a while... ;)
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Sorry to hear about your bad weather @Witch Doctor 01. Hope you and the Mrs stay safe. Interesting about that tree, some think gun stock and immediately thought loss of food source.

    Thoughts & prayers
     
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  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    IMG_20160707_184156563_HDR. IMG_20160707_184215992.
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  14. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    @Witch Doctor Some repairs and some wood cutting. I hope the timber burns well once it has dried. Looks like the Lord done supplied your pot belly stove some fuel once you have cut and split it.
     
  15. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    That is a huge tree. Thank goodness it wasn't near the house.
     
  16. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Yup, that straight section just above the roots looks like good stock material;)
    Sorry you had the damage, but if that is all that happened I'm glad it wasn't the house or y'all.
     
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  17. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Just above the root (Trunk area) is where the twisty wood is ALWAYS , it takes the bends . Bad for straight .
    Just sayin, Woodmizer & tree topper of 250 off the top @ 7' dia @ base trunk .
    Best is dependent of tree type .
    Glad yur up & able for the pix
     
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  18. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    If your cutting up that tree for future use, be sure to paint the ends of each cut, to prevent the wood from drying too quickly and splitting.
    very sorry about your loss.
     
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  19. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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  20. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Google search on "sawing logs for gunstocks" and a LOT more. Here's some of the results.

    Drying, or "curing" - doublegunshop.com - Article The Proper Drying of Gun Stocks Pete Hiatt
    Drying and Sawing Tips for Gun Stocks
    not much here, but ---
    sawing logs for gunstocks - Google Search

    If I didn't have the space or inclination to store the slabs and do some carving myself, I'd touch base with a gunstocker and see what he'll do to you or for you in exchange for the wood. At least he might give you some superior advice on the actual sawing out of blanks. I should have done that before I cut up the solid cherry log, but what I have is curing out adequately after 4 years. Has a hell of a twist in two of the five slabs, but is evidently stable. Next winter, maybe, will start carving. Uv cuss, there will be pix. NB, I have no power tools that will handle those lumps, it'll be hand work all the way if I live long enough.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
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