Busy week ending with quite a few bowl blanks, lots of spindle stock, and revelations of what needs to change in the new shop arrangement! Dust collection on the band saw sucks, and may not improve much no matter what I do, so the big air filter/scrubber needs to move over so that it pulls air from that area (will also serve drifting dust from the table saw, which is very close). Also figured out how to split the pith out of smaller logs, instead of chain sawing, and won’t forget to do that the next time trees fall my way!
Found a really good book that had escaped my library, but returned: Turning Green Wood by Michael O’Donnell. Has dozens of really helpful illustrations, and excellent explanations of wood movement and how to minimize problems.
Back to sharpening practice soon, but it’s been fun communing with green wood. Local chapter of AAW meeting in two weeks.
-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)