Flame in natural form!

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  1. guitarlovero5

    guitarlovero5 Member

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    Hey guys! I'm not sure if this is the correct section to be posting this. While collecting the last of the sap to make maple syrup I noticed some exposed wood with FLAME! Here are the pics I took!

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    How sweet would it be to have a guitar made from the lumber in your own back yard?
     
  2. KevinF

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    I say cut the tree down, dry it, and get it ready for guitar building!!!!!!! :)
     
  3. suhr_rodney

    suhr_rodney Supporting Member

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    I'll take some flame with my pancake
     
  4. stratofied

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    I prefer curly Maple Syrup.:p
     
  5. guitarlovero5

    guitarlovero5 Member

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    yeah, I wonder is the curl makes the syrup taste better and in return I play better ;)
     
  6. DWB1960

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    Here's a picture of the top of the guitar I'm currently making. It's got some great grain lines that run vertically and some killer flames running side to side. Note: the top is thick because it will end up getting carved down some. Also the back is black limba.

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  7. flicker180

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    here's the top of my schroeder:

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    Here's the top of my Schroeder :D

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  10. Distortion

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    Here is a picture of some Flame Maple and Brazilian Rosewood I am sending to Roger Giffin for my latest guitar..

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  11. PB Wilson

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    I'll be right over with the chainsaw! ;)

    Actually, my parents had two big walnut trees taken down from their yard and instead of having it split for firewood or chipped into mulch I had it sawn into lumber right on site. I hired a guy to bring his portable bandsaw mill to their yard and for about $200 I have tons of boards, most are 9' long, 2" thick and many of the boards are 12" wide or wider. There's crotch figure, flatsawn and quartersawn boards in there. If you have the time to wait for it to air dry (several years) and the space, you can get some amazing wood for relatively little money.

    Can't say that I'll build many guitars with the walnut, but you never know...
     
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