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Green Woodworking #1: Green Woodworking....looking for my peeps ;)

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Blog entry by Lazy_K posted 10-04-2015 09:30 PM 1165 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi; not so much an update. but putting something here hoping it helps my search.
I am looking for Green Woodworking people, amateurs, pro’s, wannabees, aficionados,... you know people who like to start with trees and make things out of them!

I am especially interested in finding out if there are any “clubs” or organisations of them in the USA like there are of other turners, carvers and furnituremakers.

post a reply to let me know you are out there, and all that sort of thing.
be well
K

ps yes I know that since wood does grow on trees it’s technically “green” as in “green technology”, but I’m talking freshly felled trees here.

-- Kai SaerPren



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stevo_wis

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 03:15 AM

Certainly the chairmakers are in this camp. In England they have the Bodger’s Ball each may. It would be good to get one going here.

-- Stevo

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NDakota

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#2 posted 10-05-2015 07:41 AM

You can count me in.Dont know much, but I just built a spring pole lathe and have no idea how to use it!?

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TravistheNewb

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#3 posted 10-06-2015 04:37 AM

I didn’t know there was a term for it but I suppose I’m a green woodworker. There’s so much beauty in the trees around me, I really don’t see a reason to go and pay for wood from somewhere else. Not sure of any groups though.

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Lazy_K

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#4 posted 10-07-2015 02:43 PM

stevo_wis = Exactly my Idea! I’m on the east coast near Philly

TravistheNewb = yes! I live in a “city” (borough) but I get wood from the arborists and tree removal guys.

I’m thinking that there have got to be a huge number of us out there.

-- Kai SaerPren

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stevo_wis

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#5 posted 10-07-2015 03:21 PM

What do you say folks? How about a loose Bodgers group here?

-- Stevo

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NDakota

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#6 posted 10-08-2015 04:17 PM

I would enjoy that. I have a lot more questions than answers though, LOL

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 10-08-2015 04:27 PM

I do go from the tree to the finished product. It’s very cool in my opinion.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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daydrik

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#8 posted 10-26-2015 01:58 PM

I’ve just started to work with green wood. It is quite enjoyable. Peter Follonsbee, Mike Abbott, and some of Roy Underhills stuff is how I’m learning about the tools and techniques.

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

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