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amate
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Posted: 2014-06-09 2:19 pm   Permalink

Very nice Roy!
I had the same thing happen with the fan palm log I had. Constantly infected with fuzzy mildew and it eventually just rotted away. It was 5' tall and 3' wide at the base. The guy used a front end loader to put it on my truck. I can't believe I got that heavy son of a gun out by myself.
Next time I'm down your way I want to check out this guy's work. I forgot his name but he is working out of Gulf Coast Palapas in Baycliff. I've been discussing some possibilities with their newly opened San Marcos outlet. Anyway, it looks like he's got at least one palm in his resume and he my be able to give you some pointers on seasoning the local palms.



 
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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-06-09 7:56 pm   Permalink

Cy, thanks!! Sorta pales in comparison to your intricate carves...

pjc, aloha, thanks for the tips. You're right it was literally so water logged that water splashed out with each cut I made. I suspect it will rot away because there are several big mushy spots. I tried to cut most of it out. We'll see. I brought it inside and will let it sit a few weeks.

Did I say that was a blast to carve?! So nice to be able to cut out big chunks with each blow of the mallet instead of the little chips I usually make...



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TheBigT
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2014-06-09 7:59 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-06-09 14:19, amate wrote:
Very nice Roy!
I had the same thing happen with the fan palm log I had. Constantly infected with fuzzy mildew and it eventually just rotted away. It was 5' tall and 3' wide at the base. The guy used a front end loader to put it on my truck. I can't believe I got that heavy son of a gun out by myself.
Next time I'm down your way I want to check out this guy's work. I forgot his name but he is working out of Gulf Coast Palapas in Baycliff. I've been discussing some possibilities with their newly opened San Marcos outlet. Anyway, it looks like he's got at least one palm in his resume and he my be able to give you some pointers on seasoning the local palms.




Yo Allen, thanks! Yeah I've seen the ads for this place. Never been. Let me know if you're passing through. I wouldn't mind checking it out.


 
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