Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'blue pine'

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Shop Notes #2: Beetle Kill Pine

01-06-2018 06:25 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I finished up my year-end inventory yesterday after counting almost 180 different sticks of wood, from full-sized logs to tiny sticks of exotic scraps I can’t bear to burn. Counting meant cleaning and organizing, so I took advantage of the suddenly clutter-free benchtop and built up some cabinet doors for my new lathe stand. Out here in the Western U.S. there’s been an ongoing infestation of bark beetles in our softwood forests. I’ve seen areas where the dead trees we...

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My Blue Heron

01-01-2008 10:27 AM by Allison | 4 comments »

I did not have a specific pattern for this, rather I used several and kind of drew from them. That makes this project one of my favorites, as truth is I cannot even draw a stick man correctly.The piece of pine I used for the main portion of this had a hint of blue in it so I thought it appropriate to use for my blue heron. Gee I must have been a genius to figure out that one huh? Seriously though I have been told that this kind of pine is called blue pine, and I have always wondered if th...

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