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402 days ago

Log gloat - 3 replies

Ok, so it isn’t MY log. I milled up this spalted persimmon for a woodworker who brought it by. Still, I was pretty amazed by what came out of it, since it just looked rotten from the outside. It had blown down over a year ago. The Norwood band mill handles these oddball logs easily, and I always enjoy seeing what’s inside them. ...

472 days ago

Preserving a wood sculpture - 2 replies

While cutting logs for my portable sawmill, I came across an ant colony in an ash tree. My first thought was “dang, that log is rotten.” But this piece is beautifully sculpted by the little critters (I don’t expect they were any more pleased to see me than I was to see them). Question is, how do I preserve it, and bring out ...

653 days ago

Working with walnut root - 3 replies

I milled up a walnut root last month. I sold some to a local woodworker (photos below). I am trying to use it for dulcimer backs and sides, but it just won’t stay flat as it dries. Would it work to cut 1” thick blanks, treat it with PEG, then resaw to 3/16” thick? Any other suggestions? It has some amazing grain patterns, ...


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