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Blog series by CFrye updated 08-05-2014 02:03 PM 2 parts 7891 reads 126 comments total

Part 1: In the beginning was...broken chairs

07-18-2014 04:35 PM by CFrye | 81 comments »

Seems only right to start this with “Hi, my name is Candy. I am a wood hoarder.” And I’ve only begun! I’ve been actually woodworking for a year and a half (more or less). Available hardwoods at the local box store consisted of red oak and poplar. Now don’t get me wrong, there is some amazing figure in quarter sawn red oak and beautiful color variation in poplar. However it didn’t take long, hanging out here at Lumberjocks, for me to be craving some variety....

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Part 2: When friends enable...Gathering and milling (lots of pictures)

08-05-2014 02:03 PM by CFrye | 45 comments »

My friend, Julie, who gave me a downed wild cherry tree, said they had taken down a hackberry tree in their yard and her in-laws, a silver maple, was I interested? Um, let me think about it YES! Hubby and I went to see. The hackberry had been ‘hacked’. Maybe some spalting in there…possible bowl blanks? probable firewood. The stump was still standing, about 6-8 feet tall with a long forgotton clothes line imbedded in it. Kinda cool, a little bit of history. Went to look at...

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