Hi everyone and thank you so much for the warm invite. I have some questions for you and maybe then I can really call myself a Lumberjock or Lumberjocket. I have long wanted to do something creative in wood work but at the tinder age of fifty six have yet to act on it. My husband is in the tree bussiness and has privy to all types of hardwood. But… he doesn’t have the artist feel that I have in my heart. So my first question is… should he cut out the part of the tree where the limb and trunk meet for me. I saw something about this on TV once and thought of all the great pices of wood that had been waisted.
Next, I read in an old pioneer book about cutting off the bumps on the sides of hardwood trees and making bowls with these. This book told and showed some narley wood that made some beautiful bowls. Then of course what about how and how long the wood should be dryed. As you can see I am a babe at this and hope I don’t ofend with my lack of know how.
While thinking about it taking a long time for the wood to dry I wondered if there wasn’t a way to speed it up without cracking the wood. I assume that could be one of the problems with wood. Anyway I thought, why couldn’t you put smaller pieces of wood on the top of your stove while your baking to speed this up? Just a question and I’m sure someone will correct me for this. But at least I’m thinking and not dead yet.
Thanks A Lot,