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Or the stupidity in trying to use it. I don't know which but it sure bit me in the Keaster today I spied a marvelously lovely tree that the storm crews took down on the road side Maple lots of black flecks interesting grain just lovely. So I did what any turner might do I went and got a hunk. A HONKIN HUGE HUNK It required a 4 sheave block and tackle and a ramp to get the piece in my truck. Was all I could do to tip the thing over even with a 5 foot peavy. Well I trimmed it up and with my saw and the thing had nails and wire in it. Like a fool I persevered telling myself that it'd be character. One $100 carbide tipped chain saw blade later I have it on the lathe. Apparently they used to use high carbon heat treated steel for barbed wire. I tell myself it's OK coz I got a Diamond wheel for my chain saw sharpener. The cost of beauty. I start peeling off waste and hit the barbed wire. I chisel out as much as I can. It's no good. I try to saw it off with the chain saw. IT's no good. They had been wrapping wire around that tree since it was maybe 6" in diameter. I gotta get a metal detector.