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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 10-28-2007 12:16 AM 1453 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two beauties. The fellow that had these as freebies in the front yard had both sides of the sidewalk lined with logs and log sections, with more in the back. These were the extent of what I could lift, each about 80-90 lbs. Looks to me to be rock maple. The tree he took down was three foot in diameter easily, not sure how tall it was. Thank you stranger, thank you majestic tree, sorry you had to come down. I will be reverent in handling your leavings. Where is the Cyber Bowl Blank Share conduit (CBBS) when you need it. I’d get some off to Dorje, Mot and Steve Russell, and about anybody else that wanted them.

woohoo2

woohoo1
My Jet Mini lathe is afraid, very afraid.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.



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#1 posted 10-28-2007 12:20 AM

Nice score. how big is that mini of yours? ;)

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#2 posted 10-28-2007 12:29 AM

10” swing over the ways. Only have a 14” bandsaw with 6” height (no riser). I stopped off at the local Tractor Supply Co. for a splitting wedge. These will have to wait until I get a display box commission finished, due Thursday morning.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 10-28-2007 01:18 AM

Well done. Great find. I need to get a pickup truck.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 10-28-2007 02:54 AM

Wayne, it ain’t much of a truck. Chevy S-10 4 banger, doesn’t like any thing over a 25° grade if the air conditioner is running. The handling characteristics with the logs and a full propane cylinder and my big ole butt were noticeably different than when empty, but we made it home. Wished I had a place to store more, or I’d get my stepson and go back for a raid tonight. Next week should be the start of some new fun.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 10-28-2007 03:06 AM

Sounds like fun. I saw a big bunch of wood like this with a free sign when I was visiting my parents today. The wood was pretty much the same dimensions as what you got. I am not sure what species it was.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 10-28-2007 09:13 AM

Two blanks, at least three potential angles of attack. End grain and face grain head in and out. Anybody have ideas about next steps…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 10-28-2007 02:24 PM

Hi Doug;

Very nice find.

I guess I have to post the pictures of the cherry burls that came from a tree on my stepsons property.

The tree was loaded with them, some as large as three feet in diameter.

I didn’t realise you guys liked wood. LOL

Lee

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#8 posted 10-28-2007 02:26 PM

It’s like a fever, Lee. Now that I have the first jug of propane, there is no excuse to be house-bound as the freezing weather arrives.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 10-31-2007 08:07 AM

Right up my alley here! Next steps huh? Maybe draw some bowl profiles on the ends of the logs and see what you get? Or – just start cutting and don’t look back? Are you thinking you may want to try an end grain form???

I like what I’m hearing about heating up your shop and spending more time out there!~ This is all very exciting!

You can expect some spalted maple at some point here! Through the CBBS, CyberPenBlankShare (CPBS), US Mail, Fed-Ex…whatever it’ll take!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 10-31-2007 10:11 AM

I did some ruminating and have sent an email to Steve Russell. I think at least one natural edge facegrain and one endgrain. The rest head down turned fat while wet and allowed to dry before final shaping. Here is where the Mini-Lathe and the no riser bandsaw are very limiting.

Got a line of more in the spring.

As for time in the shop, I have been working a commission, and after tonight and the last possible night tomorrow,
I’ll be making about a quarter an hour plus expenses. I will never stain wood again if I have much to say about it.
Might have to take up bowling… or at least a rest for a few days.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 11-01-2007 12:25 AM

At the very least do some turning!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 11-10-2007 03:05 AM

There ain’t many things better than free wood!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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