Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'recycling'

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random #16: What LA does with its wood (and lawn trimmings)

05-10-2009 10:24 AM by Gary Fixler | 5 comments »

I’ve been trying to figure this out for a bit, and last weekend I cracked the case. Where do the logs and trees the tree trimmers cut down, and the stuff in the green waste recycling bins go? I tooled around Google Maps, searching for dumps and landfills, and found things like this that just didn’t seem to fit the bill. Finally I found this PDF file. It includes 20 pages, most with photos of everything that goes on, with figures on how much of each type of green waste is hauled in...

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Sherwood Forest #2: Wherein Pappy Meets the Sherriff of Nottingham

10-16-2007 01:02 AM by A.W. "Pappy" Ford | 9 comments »

Readers of my previous post in this series will remember that ol’ Pappy has undergone a transformation of late: my newfound obsession with woodworking has come with unexpected side effects, namely the urge to recover every ounce of usable wood from a premature end. It’s taken over a goodly share of me mental facilities (which didn’t necessarily have a lot of room to spare to start with.) Marching under this new banner of Responsible Resource Use I arrived at work the oth...

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wood joinery / garden contest entry #4: I'm done turning

07-31-2007 03:50 AM by scottb | 1 comment »

Was running out of daylight to take pictures in, so I had to finish quick… here’s the pieces: and here's the project

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wood joinery / garden contest entry #3: more turning in one day...

07-30-2007 05:44 AM by scottb | 7 comments »

To date, the most time I’ve spent at the lathe was 3 hours – and that was in a small classroom setting practing beads and coves – 1/2 the time playing and getting a feel for the tools, and the rest of the time trying to make deliberate shapes – while contantly dealing with catches. Today, I began working on my wood joinery/garden project. 1 hour of planning and cutting, 4 hours straight at the lathe! Also to date, the longest things I’ve turned came in around ...

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