Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cedar'

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All American

06-10-2011 08:49 PM by Transition | 5 comments »

I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...

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Alabama Tornado Logs

05-30-2011 04:05 PM by Built2Last | 3 comments »

A month or so before the tornado’s hit Alabama on April 27th I had built a log loader that I could put in my 20’ utility trailer. I never dreamed it would get so much use. After the storms hit I posted an ad on Craig’s List offering to remove logs from yards for no charge. It’s been a month now and it will take another month or so just finish the two places I’m working on now. The picture of the loaded trailer is of about 500 board feet of white oak ...

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A short history of America's mighty forests ,Brought to you By Highland Woodworking

05-20-2011 02:35 PM by bubinga | 7 comments »

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Quest for Cedar Part 5

04-26-2011 10:10 PM by dickson | 0 comments »

It has taken me a while with the weather to overcome, but I have started on my outdoor projects for the year. I have added two more flower beds. Now, all of my flower beds are covered with a thick layer of cedar mulch. The two raised flower/vegetable gardens are in the process of being built out of cedar to be placed on either side of my storage shed.I have designed a stand to hold my garden hose and sprayer out of cedar. I am looking forward to building some storage/benches with flower boxes...

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Lessons in barnboard

04-03-2011 08:48 AM by superstretch | 4 comments »

Today I had a unique experience that really got me doing something I’ve wanted to for a long time. Some background: So I have a ~150-180 year old outhouse that the previous owner moved off its old foundation and next to the pool, where it now serves as a filter/pump house. One side of the roof was cedar shingles and the other was metal sheeting (think refugee camp and you get the picture). During one of our windstorms, which the area is notorious for, the metal sheeting peeled back l...

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wood gloat-yellow cedar burl

03-24-2011 01:25 AM by JuniorJoiner | 8 comments »

I have had a very busy few weeks. lots of travel and time away , so not much time in the shop, and little success when I was there. So, when I did get home two days ago, I was happy to have a message regarding some wood I have been searching for.I designed a jewelery cabinet for my wife, which I will eventually build, that I really wanted to use birds eye yellow cedar on the interior. So, after one more long drive, and sorting through a back country barn, I arrived home with my long sought af...

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How I loaded huge walnut log

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by Built2Last | 9 comments »

Since I built my sawmill a year or so ago, I’ve had one major problem. Getting logs here to mill.I tried using my log arch but, with a 24” diameter log on it, there is no fun at all in pulling it on the highway with a big log, “just a swingin” behind you, held by a couple of straps, on a trailer with no springs. I’ve tried pulling them on the trailer and then pulling them off, but that way tearing up my trailer. My trailer is a 20 footer, abou...

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Quest for cedar Part 4

03-13-2011 12:13 AM by dickson | 2 comments »

I have plans to continue making cedar for the outdoors by making garden boxes on either side of the ramp that leads into my storage shed. I’m the only one that loves fresh vegetables; so, I’ll have a small space, that will no longer have to be mowed!, and instead have a small tomato garden just to satisfy my cravings this summer. I’m going to continue my flower beds and add cedar chips as mulch. After that I plan to pursue more outdoor cedar furniture by designing deck end t...

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Quest for cedar Pictures

03-13-2011 12:02 AM by dickson | 1 comment »

I believe that you should be able to see pictures of my cedar flowerbox & underground storm shelter cover as well as the cedar glider that I had made in Kentucky. Hope this works!

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Quest for cedar Part 3

03-04-2011 11:55 PM by dickson | 1 comment »

Having built on to my house using the plans I designed for the blueprint, I had to decide what to do with the ugly hump in my backyard next to my new deck that housed an old storm shelter covered by a piece of heavy metal that had to be pushed aside before going down inside a concrete structure crudely made in the early 1900’s that had a piece of concrete wall protruding up against the hump of dirt that was the roof of the shelter.There had been a house that burned down before our house...

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