Inside a tree.

You would not expect to find a horseshoe inside a tree but that is just what happens … quite often … when you nail something to a young tree.. as it grows the tree envelopes the item… nails, bullets, horseshoes, wire, metal stakes and even electrical insulators…and many many years later the sawyer finds it… to his detriment… new blades are not cheap.

Part of a horse shoe that was nailed to a tree was found when milling the log… the shoe was in the centre of a very old Oak.

Part of an insulator from a telegraph pole.. It is unknown how the insulator found its way into the middle of the tree… 

Another horseshoe.

Nothing inside this one… but just showing you how big a log this bit came from… this was part of the log in the first pic.

These photographs were taken at the Carins Brother’s Mill at Myrtle Creek in Tasmania….. and are only a small part of what is found inside a tree…

Next time you are milling a log… save yourself some heartache and use a metal detector… saves you money too…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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