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The ugly side of urban logging... This is why yard logs are not worth buying.

730 days ago by HalDougherty | 15 comments »

Here is what you get in a lot of yard trees. The owner always swears nobody every put any metal in my trees… Yea right…. The screw driver in this slab has 8 inches of surface exposed. The blade just missed it…. Hitting that would have made my metal detector go off… Each time it goes off it costs me $25.00 for a new blade. This cherry tree is a nice average size tree and the screwdriver was in the center at the first crotch. I didn’t saw this log. ...

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Wood gloat, countryside style

905 days ago by Sodabowski | 5 comments »

Hey guys! I don’t remember if I told you peeps about this one. Last summer I took home the biggest left chunk of a very old plum tree we used to play at when kids in my village, the new owner of the land having decided that it was too “tired” and had to go, he cut it down five years ago. I had taken home several big branches, which have wonderful color zones, but that big crotch sitting in the open was crying at me. So last summer I set up a night mission and brought it h...

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Oak Chunk Successfully Opened

1540 days ago by dustynewt | 1 comment »

Picture from my last blog post http://lumberjocks.com/dustynewt/blog/15613 ; I managed splitting the gnarly oak crotch piece with my trusty 14” Remington electric chainsaw (I didn’t think it would work). I got four slabs, 4-6” thick and about 14×26” in width and length. Interesting spalted grain. Will bandsaw it maybe Wednesday and sticker it for drying. I can’t wait to see it smooth with some finish. Thanks for looking.

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Turning Chess Pieces #4: Bishops

2361 days ago by Chessnut | 5 comments »

Hi there welcome back for another installment of the chess corner. Today’s topic is turning bishops for a chess set. It’s very satisfying to be able to be in a position when creating your own chess set to put your own style on the pieces. For instance let’s look at a few bishops I cooked up in the chess corner. These look very close to a standard bishop except for the very top. Instead of the tiny little tip on most I flared it to give it a little bit of a different look bu...

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Lumber Making #3: Maple in the works...

2473 days ago by Dorje | 22 comments »

Well, just some text at this point – but I can’t slow my heart rate down at the thought of what’s happening next door. A major maple – which looks like it may have some serious figure – is coming down. I’ve been offered the bole (the main trunk from the base to the crotch), which is about 10-12 feet long, and a couple sections of major limbs from the crotch up a ways. The arborist says he’ll need to cut the bole in two…I’d like it left ...

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Veneering #2: Flattening Veneers

2566 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 17 comments »

When using some veneers, they must be flattened prior to use. This is especially true of burls, crotch and stump veneers. Flattening them really isn’t a big problem, it just takes a little time, and a flattening agent. The main steps are to spray the front and backs of the veneers. Once the are sprayed, they are placed between plattens and some sort of absorbent paper. Some people use newspaper, but I ‘m always concerned about print showing up on my veneer. I us...

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Veneering #1: A Primer Course

2577 days ago by Lee A. Jesberger | 19 comments »

Veneering, a Primer Course The top photo is a couple sample packs of sequenced matched veneers from Woodcraft supply.The secong photo is bookmatched Camphor veneer.The third photo is Bruce holding a sample of Avodire Crotch veneer, with No Finish on it. Some of you may have noticed my slight addiction to working with veneers. When you start to investigate the available veneers on the market, it becomes very difficult for me to understand the resistance to it that some people have....

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Inspired or Insane

2578 days ago by che | 9 comments »

After mulling around a bit thinking about the music box I want to build and cursing the lack of tools in my shop (specifically the Rikon 10-325 I not so secretly lust after) I was remembered a post I read and was inspired, http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/woodspar/blog/1370 or stricken by a very severe dementia. I’m not sure. I plan on building a music box with a frame and panel top. The frame will likely be curly maple and the panel will be a black walnut crotch. The crotch I have i...

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Lumber Making #1: A "Mini" Series - up to present

2593 days ago by Dorje | 19 comments »

I’m posting these pictures as a means to get bloggin’…and, because I’m interested in milling and drying lumber (on a scale that I can accommodate – in the backyard). I’m also brand new at it, so it’s just fun to share! I would have liked to have photos or video of this ‘small time’ sawing in the backyard, but wasn’t quite there yet! Inspired by Bob’s forum topic post the other day on the craigslist cherry crotchwood, I took some pics of some crotchwood I cut in April… A couple p...

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