Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'green wood'

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Beginning Self harvested Wood Seasoning #1: I got a tree down now what?

04-18-2008 12:32 AM by Henry | 2 comments »

I recently had a very large 50 year old pine in my yard and had it chopped up into 3 foot sections for handling. I would like to season the wood properly and am not exactly sure how to get started other than coating the ends with an oil based poly urethane or other sealer. I was able to seal the pieces which range from 4 inches across to nearly 3 feet across using said polyurethane w/in 36 hours. I do have some minor checking at one end of some of the sections I was wondering should c...

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Things I learned this week...

07-17-2015 05:30 AM by ForestGrl | 1 comment »

Busy week ending with quite a few bowl blanks, lots of spindle stock, and revelations of what needs to change in the new shop arrangement! Dust collection on the band saw sucks, and may not improve much no matter what I do, so the big air filter/scrubber needs to move over so that it pulls air from that area (will also serve drifting dust from the table saw, which is very close). Also figured out how to split the pith out of smaller logs, instead of chain sawing, and won’t forget to d...

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Keep on spoonin'! #1: Tracking down the landscapers for mesquite

03-06-2017 01:20 AM by RobDubs | 0 comments »

I got into carving spoons a few months ago, and have been hooked ever since. It doesn’t help when you read Peter Follansbee’s blog, and you realize that the material to partake in the hobby is all around you. A few weeks ago, I was taking some cloths to the tailor. As I’m driving through the parking lot, my wife spotted some landscapers trimming some mesquite and says to me “looks like some good spoon wood!”. Excellent – encouragement from the spouse. I...

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Turning slippery slope #5: Green wood versus air dried wood - questions, always questions

02-07-2009 10:27 PM by Betsy | 0 comments »

OK – to the basics. I’ve managed to learn quite a few of the basic cuts and which tool to do what with. Now I’d like to make something on my own – oh the concept of independence. Now the snag. What to make and what wood to use. I thought I’d try to make one of the scoops we made in class last week to see if I could duplicate it. As to the wood. When is wood no longer considered green enough to turn as green wood? For instance I have some walnut root tha...

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