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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2014, 10:45:35 am »
I found half a mouse in a log once.  I went back and checked the previous board and found the other half.    :D   

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2014, 05:31:55 pm »
    • A piece of railroad iron
    • An outdoor light fixture
    • The head from a broad head axe
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2014, 06:33:56 pm »
Golf ball, horseshoe, woodduck eggs, skilsaw blade, crosscut saw blade hung from a nail grown in length wise, arrowheads, length of 3/8 welded chain, length of pipe, 6 inch rock grown in the base of a beech tree( that saw became a slasher blade),saw shank (they pull on one rev and you hit it on the next!) are a few of the things I can think of off hand I have hit. 
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2014, 08:41:37 pm »
Black Snake :o
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2014, 12:08:19 am »
I was sawing big white pine yrs ago for a customer when i hit something he told me just lead from a bullet didnt hurt the stellite tipped teeth at all kept sawing more bullets than bang, hit the nail used to put the target up.
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2014, 11:13:01 am »
Black Snake :o

I probably would have kept sawing hoping to find a roll of T paper to clean up with after that one.
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2014, 07:11:15 pm »
Found old fence line insulaltors. I know of an old weed whip weed, a steering wheel and part of an old stove sticking out of trees.Heard of guy who saw a metal eagle head sticking out of a tree,cut it out it was the end of the hilt { I know that's not the proper term} the entire rest of the Bowie style knife was completely in the tree.
Big knife too.like 10 inches as I recall.
here in my yard we have about 3 or 4  links of a chain sticking out of a tree about eyeball height. the crotch is a couple feet higher .when I was a kid there was several links sticking out and the crotch was a foot lower.When my dad was kid he slung the chain up over the crotch when told to pick up the yard.

Theres an axe head I stuck in a tree id remove it but its way too late. same tree I remember a potato planter grown into the crotch of a limb  8 feet up some of the handle sticking out.several years age you just saw a bit and for 20 or so years just a scar there on the tree..shaped like a potato planter..id hate to log the trees around an old farm...I can only imagine...

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2014, 03:46:03 pm »
My Father in Law and I bought some undeveloped land in town and cleaned it up for development. I got a lot of cedar and some cypress logs and started milling them. One of the cedar logs had a very odd shaped scar just below waist height, I checked it out with a metal detector and sure enough about a three foot long piece of metal. I slabbed deep and missed it, It took me a couple of weeks in my spare time to dig the object out. It was a Winchester 30-30, the stock and forearm were long gone and the metal was too rusty to get a serial # to check for age. If my Father in Law still has it I will get some pics. Also, the fact that the host tree was cut less than six feet from a road that had been there for over a hundred years I find it hard to believe it was lost. say_what
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2014, 11:08:04 pm »
Interesting!
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2014, 06:43:29 am »
Freind of mine years ago had a party at the end of deer hunting season, guy had his rifle with him and took it out of his car and set it behind a tree so no one would steal it! Only thing was he was drunk and did not remember doing it! He thought someone stole it out of vhis car!!! Found it many years later leaning up behind a tree near where his car was parked! Guy never apoligized for calling everyone at the party theives!
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2014, 03:51:54 pm »
Nothing to do with sawing but my 1st cousin and uncle tore down an old shed on their place (my grandparents and dad lived there at one time,).  Anyway my grandpa had moved the shed in from some other place way back when, dad's in his 70's and barely remembers living there I think he was 4 when they moved, so it was a while ago but they found an old 1894 Winchester under the floor boards of the shed, he brought it over to show us, in the same shape of the one you found kczbest.

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2014, 03:08:41 pm »
had a log we decided not to mill up and made wood out of it.....it looked like it had metal in it lots of, blue stane.

it had 8 rail spikes in it for climbing, missed them all with the saw, some as little as 1/4 inch.... :o
had it hit, it would have taken out a 32" or 36" chain each time as it was near 40"


other then that, the glass insulators on the mobile saw mill, really wreck havoc on the teeth....
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2014, 07:45:52 am »
I have hit the usual stuff nails spikes bullets . But I recently milled 3 very large red oaks . I hit what I thought were copper bullets but further on I hit copper cable ?  and a bunch of spikes ! Yep lightning protection ! I was so glad to be done with that job ! >:(
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2014, 12:01:21 pm »
-Barlow style pocket knife circa 1940
-horseshoe circa 1830 - 1925. No horses after that

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2014, 05:49:12 pm »
well splitting firewood found a battery terminal, cement, and bullets, clothes line, lag bolts,eye bolts.  some found with the chainsaw well blocking.

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2016, 03:16:31 pm »
I found an old bow saw blade.  Or should I say "hit"?
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2016, 08:27:49 pm »
Carson-saws,welcome to the forum. On the hit part,whatcha got for a mill?
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2017, 06:55:30 pm »
My buddy found a musket that had been there since the civil war in a big white oak

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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2017, 09:47:37 pm »
Great find!
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Re: Most Unusual Object Found In a Saw Log
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2017, 08:38:01 am »
That's cool! I found the tip of a saber still in it's scabbard while tree planting one time. Sawing, mostly the usual, a couple of big landscape spikes in a thoroughly shotgun peppered pine last year. Found the first with the mill and the second with the chainsaw after I had thrown it off, that tree was a real deal. Found a middle buster plow in the base of a walnut, happily it showed itself before I hit it. Growing up I watched the mule hitching ring slowly disappear in the tree in my grandparents back yard. A friend found a bumper and a T post in the same tree one time.

I sawed some cherry and apple for a friend some years ago. I hit a nail in an apple, pulled the timber off, showed it to the owner but we both decided it was a nice piece, he just needed to remember the metal was there. Well, last year he moved and he gave me his lumber pile. As I threw that piece into the planer there was a faint recollection but when I heard the knives hit the steel my memory was crystal clear. They ain't never getting their tramp wood back again  :D