A local story that defies belief ....
Our ancestors threw down some timbers to get a path through a muddy
area - and it's treated like an archological find !
People lined up yesterday to get 2 foot lengths of the rotting old
timbers ! Geeeesh. It's not like it was an historic building or
sunken ship or something ...
On Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7:12:34 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote
Often times, simple stand-alone home decor pieces is prime, no matter what
shape it's in. For a long time, I've had my eye on a partially sunken hol
low log, that I like to think was drilled (holes) by an Ivorybilled Woodpec
ker. Want it for shop decor. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/
1) I have some walnut root ball remnants (probably some burl within), from
the trestle table project. I gave some to the local turners guild and sti
ll have some remaining. Below is one example, that I was/am to make a lamp
base with, but there are other pieces, still. They've been air drying fo
r about 2-3 yrs, now. I'm not much of a turner, at all, but I was to try t
urning a mallet head, to go with the table, with a piece of the remaining s
2) Also, I recently dug up the rootball of a dead camelia shrub, roughly 10
" diameter. Discovered the ball was pretty solid, still, and seems to be
burled, so I kept it. It was certainly hard wood to chop/cut, when diggin
g it up. I called the local turners guild, to see if anyone would be inter
ested in trying it, but got no call back. There are 2-3 pieces: 1 bowl siz
e and 1-2 pen size (I think) pieces.
I can take pics to show you. Available at mailing cost, only, if you're in
Thanks for the offer. I think I'll pass at this time, as I'm not sure
I'd be able to do anything with it (still learning) and I'm sure shipping
won't be cheap. OTOH, if you're willing to ship regional flat rate
shipping could be fairly reasonable.
FWIW, regional flat rate requires you to request boxes from the USPS,
then purchase postage online. They're way cheaper than the nationwide
one-rate boxes the USPS pushes.
On Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6:14:23 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
Another interesting USPS shipping fact:
The USPS Click-N-Ship website does not offer a 1st class shipping option. They
only offer Priority Mail, which is OK for packages that exceed the 1st class
weight limits. However, since the minimum is in the $6-$7 range, that often
exceeds the 1st class postage for lighter items, which is often less than $3.
If you go through PayPal Shipping, you can buy USPS 1st Class postage and
create labels. Once you log into PayPal via this link, you'll have access
to their shipping utility:
One downside is that they do not appear to have any type of "Address Book"
feature like the Click-N-Ship site. You have to enter the shipping address
manually each time. I send small items to my out-of-town kids on occasion
and I wish I could save their addresses. However, saving $3-$4 each time
is well worth the extra effort.
I would question whether all of the holes are caused by woodpeckers.
From the arrangement of the holes it looks like it was a main beam in a
barn (?) where the other members of the frame structure were placed in
the pockets in the main beam.
I have seen similar beams in old barns, old cover bridges,
and old mills.
As for the archeological excitement of an old corduroy road. These are
mention frequently in old diaries and accounts of early transportation.
While historian have a general idea of how a corduroy road was
constructed. it is good to see actual examples of the roads in
archeological digs. This gives us a better understanding as to what
they were, and the time it would take for their construction.
Roads are the basis for any community. Knowing the actual location of
the original roads in a community are basic to understanding how the
community was organized and how it grew.
A piece of a corduroy road would be like the brick from my elementary
school that I have in my garage; worthless but nice to have for the
memories that are represented by the building it came from.
Well seasoned. Stable - maybe. Might be wet and have to dry...
They did the same thing across the desert. They made fences that
were connected along the top and bottom and used them flat on the
ground. At first they tried snow fence but the lathe was to thin.
So railroad ties were used and cars and trucks rode above the sand.
Man moves ahead.
On 5/7/2016 7:12 AM, Puckdropper wrote:
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