LumberJocks

The Traveling Lumberjock

  • Advertise with us
Blog series by PflugervilleSteve updated 06-15-2011 07:50 AM 6 parts 11144 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: The idea

07-22-2010 05:47 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 7 comments »

I work for a scientific instrument company and end up traveling for my job quite a bit. I mostly stay in the US, but I visit Canada a couple times a year and occasionally travel to England and other parts of Europe. I got tired of bringing knick-knacks home for the family from every trip because I’m running out of room for refrigerator magnets and coffee mugs! I had the bright idea earlier this year that instead of knick-knacks, I’ll try to find some local wood from wherever ...

Read this entry »


Part 2: Sacramento, California

07-22-2010 06:52 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 4 comments »

Week of July 12, 2010 – I fly to Sacramento and head up to Woodland, CA. I’m loving the name and I know there’s tons of walnut in the area from a previous visit a couple years ago. I start digging and end up hooking up with a guy who has a firewood company. I’ve had some decent firewood pile finds (Osage Orange, spalted ash, etc) so I drive over to 8320b (barn) Hazel Ave. Orangevale, CA 95662. Turns out his big business is natural pest control products (like lady...

Read this entry »


Part 3: July 21, 2010 - Richmond, VA

07-29-2010 05:42 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 3 comments »

So it was off to Virginia last week. I’ve been going to Richmond pretty regularly for four to five years now and I really enjoy the area. It’s beautiful, there’s a ton of historical stuff in the area, and of course now that I’m visiting sawmills and lumberjocks, there’s no shortage of wood and sawdust themed adventures. This was something of a short notice trip, so I didn’t have much chance to plan visits or scope folks with portable sawmills. Oddly e...

Read this entry »


Part 4: Trenton, GA (Not far from Chattanooga, TN) - July 28, 2010 (w/ pics this time!)

07-30-2010 03:47 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 2 comments »

NOTES: A lot of interesting stuff on this trip so I’m breaking it up into separate days. If you want to see the high res picture, click on the embedded picture and it will open a new browser window with the full high res version. This trip has been REALLY cool. There were a few issues, like my luggage not making it here. I guess I was due since this is the first time in five years of hard traveling it’s not made it to my destination. I’ve had it get delayed coming hom...

Read this entry »


Part 5: South Pittsburg, TN (Near Chattanooga, TN) July 29, 2010

07-30-2010 05:15 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 5 comments »

150,000 BF/day SAWMILL TOUR with pics! NOTES: A lot of interesting stuff on this trip so I’m breaking it up into separate days. If you want to see the high res picture, click on the embedded picture and it will open a new browser window with the full high res version. I managed to get over to Cardin Forest Products today. I drove by Wednesday but the office shuts down at four and I wasn’t sure I wanted to just go strolling up into as busy and big a sawmill operation as these guys...

Read this entry »


Part 6: Georgia again - Sycamore Slabs!

06-15-2011 07:50 AM by PflugervilleSteve | 3 comments »

I’m skipping some trips here, but I was in northwestern Georgia two weeks ago. I went out to visit my friends at the Cuzzort sawmill in Trenton, GA and came back with a nice pile of sycamore. It worked out to be about 50 bf. The piece was 3.5” thick, 14.5” wide and 10 feet long. That of course would be quite difficult to get on a plane, so after some quick calculations I had them resaw it to 2” and 1.5” and then we sawed it into three sections (44”, 44&...

Read this entry »



DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase