I am happy to release my next Straightedge video. I am also exited that the topic this time has to do with turning.
When I finally got the footage to make the funny bit at the beginning of the video, I was overjoyed to finally proceed with making a video that addresses the issue of using logs from trees cut down in urban areas. This was supposed to be an easy video to make, but it turned out to be my most difficult yet. The original title of this video was “Turning Green Wood”, but I realized about half way through the making of the video, that neither the content nor the title was hitting the mark. That is because the general topic of turning green wood has already been well covered. What I realize I needed to do is address the subject from a hobbyist turner’s perspective, especially from the perspective of a hobbyist who rarely has time to drop everything to rough turn a dozen bowl blanks just because he was fortunate enough to score an entire tree of logs. Hopefully I am on target this time.
Enough of my rambling. Here is the write-up and the link to the video, enjoy!:
Every day, in urban areas, trees are cut down for various reasons. These trees are a veritable treasure trove of lumber that can be reclaimed, as opposed to finding its way to the junk yard or fireplace. As well, many of the species of wood growing locally in your area may be otherwise unavailable from lumber suppliers. This episode covers the steps required to reclaim such wood for turning.
-- Brian Havens, Woodworker http://brianhavens.com