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Where cough syurp comes from.

01-13-2013 11:56 AM by revieck | 6 comments »

Don’t know about where you are, but around here a lot of coughing and hacking going on around here!

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The old time woodshop journals #29: Trip to simplicity

10-09-2012 10:08 PM by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

Friday morning found our travels set upon faster paces than normal with New Jersey traffic in high demand and far from giving any neighboring driver a brake. For me and Jenn this is not really our favorite part of living in NJ but we make the best of where we are at and adapt to the madness as best as possible. Soon we were moving past the welcome to NY sign and the scenery was growing in color and in country as we progressed farther north to upstate. When possible it’s good to get away an...

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The old time woodshop journals #16: Thoughts without pictures

07-28-2012 10:04 PM by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

The simple pleasures of enjoying my shop include the sounds of nature. I love to hear the birds talk their own language or maybe listen to a late afternoon breeze announcing it’s arrival and sending a small wave of coolness into the shop as if it were saying a friendly hello. The sound of the saw when it is freshly sharpened and greets the wood with that strong crisp command of a kerf to a clean cut. Looking at the handle when placing it down on my bench and having just a minute o...

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Wisconsin Storm Damage #1: Trees, trees, trees, and more trees

09-09-2011 07:06 AM by lightweightladylefty | 5 comments »

On September 2, a violent storm with 65 to 85 mph winds crossed central Wisconsin. It seems there was very little coverage of the storm. Even the communities less than an hour north or south of us were not aware of the severity of the storm which isn’t surprising considering the news coverage. Once our power was restored (32 hours later), this was all the news I could find about our county. (When our power was restored, more than half of those affected were still without power.)“Straight ...

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Milling Lumber (grudgingly) #1: What would you do?

09-01-2011 12:12 PM by MoshupTrail | 14 comments »

It is interesting that the storm knocked over almost exclusively the red oaks. I lost 6-10 large (60-80 yr old) trees, 18-24” in diameter. So the question is, what do you do with vast quantities of red oak? It’s not the most popular wood, but it has some good qualities. These are just a few of the trees I lost. It’s a mess in there.

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Who cut the cheese? Opps, I mean wood.

07-28-2011 08:11 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

Clean and simple info on some basic hand saws in a workshop. View article

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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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Interesting Trees Has Been Saved

11-04-2010 01:04 AM by Grumpy | 4 comments »

Many will now be aware that the coffee lounge has closed.The good news is that interesting trees will go on.The interesting trees topic has been moved to the wood & lumber forum.We are now approaching 40,000 views, so if you have any interesting pictures lets see them. Regards to all Grumpy

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Tree IDs #10: North Hollywood Park

05-17-2010 07:04 AM by Gary Fixler | 8 comments »

On my first few drives to my new job way up in North Hollywood I passed by a large, grassy park loaded up with – by my standards – enormous trees. I vowed to check them out, and on Wednesday of last week, I took a lunchtime walk down there. It’s only a few blocks, though they are large, city blocks. It’s probably not a full 10-minute walk, so it’s not bad. Looking it up later, I learned that it’s North Hollywood Park. The Days of Our Lives cast did a ...

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"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #72: Holes....WoodWorking....and Wood Gathering Mode

04-15-2010 09:43 PM by frank | 7 comments »

Holes….WoodWorking….and Wood Gathering Mode I’ve been thinking lately about ‘holes’ and how they are used in my working of the ‘wood’. I had not noticed this trend until I started reviewing my photos here at LJ’s over the years. What seems to be coming out of this endeavor is that I use these holes as a point of ingress into my world of ‘wood art’. I have all-ways talked about boxes and the need to get out of your box, so that ...

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