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Bandsaw Log Resaw Sled Journey.

434 days ago by Blackie_ | 10 comments »

Story: OK here is my journey into a bandsaw resaw sled, after doing some research and viewing others sleds for re sawing logs I found Gary Fixler's to my liking and thus the task was in motion, I first scrounged around through my lumber and located all the pieces I’d need for the project, 3/4” and 1/2” maple plyboard, I then made the hour drive to the woodcraft store and purchased one single 24” long T Track and cut it in two 12” halves and also purchased two 1/...

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Discovering Wood #4: Redbud #2

1112 days ago by DocT | 2 comments »

The redbud may indeed be the poster child for Discovering Wood. It is one of those woods that you have to kind of “luck into”. You can’t go to the average lumber supplier and buy 110 board feet. Even small owner-operated mills are rarely going to have Redbud lumber in any quantity, BUT it is a perfect example of the domestic exotics that we can harvest and mill in our own shops. I “happened upon” a large redbud trunk early last summer when a storm decimated the over 100-year-old tree s...

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Discovering Wood #3: Springtime- Redbud

1123 days ago by DocT | 9 comments »

The following is my third post at Discovering Wood: I’ve been debating which tree to start with, and then the answer came to me quite suddenly. Less than two weeks ago, the world where I live was still stuck in the greys of winter, but then it suddenly began to explode with the colors of spring. In my area, the eruption of color begins with the Bradford Pear (definitely a tree worth addressing later) followed by forsythia, daffodils, crabapple and dogwood. They are all welcome har...

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