Adding to the wood pile

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Blog series by derosa updated 05-13-2012 03:14 AM 2 parts 2976 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Wood gloat

03-29-2012 04:52 AM by derosa | 7 comments »

I was talking to one of the local apple farmers and asked him if he was cutting down some trees and if he was if I could have some of the wood. He gave me directions to one of his fields, told me I’d see a row of cut trees and that I could take down any trees in the next 5 rows to the left of the cut row. Really made me with I owned a much better chain saw and a truck. The result of a couple of hours sawing was this I also grabbed these from the thicker branches, could have grabbe...

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Part 2: Free stack of cherry lumber, already dried for 4 years.

05-13-2012 03:14 AM by derosa | 6 comments »

Usually I hate phone calls at 7:30 in the morning but when it’s to offer me a free load of cherry it’s worth answering. All of them were stored in a dry horse barn and stickered. These aren’t premium boards having the occasional knot hole or lots of sap wood in a few cases. All of it is rough cut and will need lots on planing but only one seemed to have any real amount of warp. Each layer is about 30” wide with 4-6 boards and all of them easily clean 7ft although a few...

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