Finding fatwood

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Finding fatwood

Post by Tpvegas » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 am

I was wondering if there is anyone in the Tyler area that would want to get together and show me how to find fatwood I was told falkner park here in Tyler has some I just can't find it I have watched videos on it and still no luck

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Re: Finding fatwood

Post by jeffro » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:04 am

Look for for dead,standing pine trees. The pitch will be settled in the root and crotch of limbs.
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Re: Finding fatwood

Post by Tpvegas » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:11 am

I plan on going back to falkner park and looking again

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Re: Finding fatwood

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:23 am

I've never been to Falkner park, so not 100% on it, but there's probably a little around. This weekend is booked already, but let me know your schedule and we can meet up somewhere sometime.
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Re: Finding fatwood

Post by Tpvegas » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:28 pm

Had a good day at the park Scored some nice fatwood
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Re: Finding fatwood

Post by BigJesse » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:07 pm

Good haul!

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Post by Tpvegas » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:57 pm

Ya the tree I found was like 10 ft long or longer and almost all fat wood you could see the fat wood because it was not rotten where the rest of the tree was
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Re: Finding fatwood

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:46 am

Yup, that's our lighter pine out here. They tend to die standing up, accumulating all that sap in the entire tree. The softer wood rots away leaving the nice stuff behind. They eventually fall, but still don't rot very fast. I have a 14" diameter pine that I pushed over with the tractor that I've been harvesting fatwood off of for about 12 years.

Good job finding it!
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Re: Finding fatwood

Post by Tpvegas » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:16 am

My house smells so good right now
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