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Blog series by DocT updated 1192 days ago 6 parts 16573 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: An Introduction

1255 days ago by DocT | 7 comments »

For what it is worth, I am beginning a new blog called Discovering Wood. I plan to post here on LJs also. I am an avid blog reader (I subscribe to more than 100 woodworking blogs through Google Reader), and I am starting a blog not because I know so much that I have to tell the world, but because I realize how much that I don’t know!!! The blog is not necessarily for the edification of anyone but me. I hope it will bring discipline to my quest to learn about various species of trees...

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Part 2: A Little About Me

1253 days ago by DocT | 3 comments »

The following is my second post at Discovering Wood, posted concurrently here at Lumberjocks: I guess that I should tell you a little about me. First and foremost, I am an avid woodworker. Like I mentioned in my first post, I have been working with wood for more than 25 years (and I’m only forty!). I started back in high school with a scrollsaw, in Dad’s shop, during the heyday of country décor, cutting goose shapes from pine for my Mom’s craft business. It paid quite well, and, as it ...

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Part 3: Springtime- Redbud

1246 days ago by DocT | 9 comments »

The following is my third post at Discovering Wood: I’ve been debating which tree to start with, and then the answer came to me quite suddenly. Less than two weeks ago, the world where I live was still stuck in the greys of winter, but then it suddenly began to explode with the colors of spring. In my area, the eruption of color begins with the Bradford Pear (definitely a tree worth addressing later) followed by forsythia, daffodils, crabapple and dogwood. They are all welcome har...

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Part 4: Redbud #2

1235 days ago by DocT | 2 comments »

The redbud may indeed be the poster child for Discovering Wood. It is one of those woods that you have to kind of “luck into”. You can’t go to the average lumber supplier and buy 110 board feet. Even small owner-operated mills are rarely going to have Redbud lumber in any quantity, BUT it is a perfect example of the domestic exotics that we can harvest and mill in our own shops. I “happened upon” a large redbud trunk early last summer when a storm decimated the over 100-year-old tree s...

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Part 5: Bradford Pear

1221 days ago by DocT | 4 comments »

While I have been posting duplicate posts of my blog Discovering Wood here at LJ, I have decided to post a text only version here. I try to post picture heavy blogs, and the extra time involved in re-posting the pics is frankly not a good use of time. Please visit Discovering Wood the complete post with pictures. Bradford Pear I apologize for the infrequent posts, but I’ve been doing a great deal of research lately. I am still trying to wrap my head around the statistical information...

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Part 6: Belated Safety Week 2011 Post

1192 days ago by DocT | 1 comment »

While I have been posting duplicate posts of my blog Discovering Wood at LJ, I have decided to post a text only version here. I try to post picture heavy blogs, and the extra time involved in re-posting the pics is frankly not a good use of time. Please visit Discovering Wood for the complete post with pictures. Safety Week 2011 I know that I am over a week late for Woodworker's Safety Week, but life has been a bit hectic around my house because of a woodworking-related accident. Warni...

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