In 2007 I was cutting wood, and came upon a large downed Oak. It was really in bad shape near the top, and the bottom got wetter as I neared the root ball. The cut right above the head of the five foot ram yielded a gusher of water, and the same at the base. Something told me to leave this intact, at a little over five feet. It was late in the day, and this chunk weighed as much as an oil barrel, so I opted to come back the next day with a come along. I had never worked wet wood before, never heard of anyone working something like this, but when I got home I went straight to work on the Ram. Even though the Oak was wet, it was like carving stone, and took three days to finish. For a week after that I dowsed it nightly in a concoction of mineral spirits and Watco Danish Oil. Five Years later, it looks the same, and the only cracks are the ones it had originally.
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