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tree downed by dorecho

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Ewo, Aug 1, 2012.


  1. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    The dorecho knocked down one trunk of a large buckeye tree in our backyard. I was just gonna dispose of it, but wondered if that was a wood any builders might want..?

    We're in Huntington WV 25701. PM me.
     
  2. what's the dorecho?!
     
  3. Hapa

    Hapa

    Apr 21, 2011
    Tustin, CA
    FYI, if you pull the stump, let it sit for a month or so to dry, and cut it into ship-able pieces you will quadruple your profit. Dry for a year or longer: re-saw into rough tops - double again, re-saw into bookmatched tops - double again.

    For the most part its just the Burl if it has any is what builders generally look for. I have never seen buckeye (non burl) used for tonewood actually, just tops.
     
  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    A derecho is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line windstorm that is associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms.
     
  5. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    It's a large furry beast similar to a Yeti.:D
     
  6. Derecho means straight, or rights (as in human rights) in spanish. I have no idea why it's the name for a storm they have in the american mid-west.

    mugre
     
  7. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    It's not a term used in the mid-west. I have lived in the mid-west for 46 years and have never heard it before today.
     
  8. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
  9. I sure wish I could take it from you... good luck with that!
     
  10. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
    You'd be welcome to it. :cool: But it prolly wouldn't be worth driving all that way!
     
  11. Arnie

    Arnie

    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    The Derecho ate your baby
     

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