Today the wood worked me!

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Blog entry by hairy posted 05-18-2011 09:04 PM 1938 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m too old for this. I am finally getting around to processing some walnut a friend gave me a while back. I have a good excuse, I’m too old for this.

This is what I got done today, little more than half of the pile. I use Anchorseal as close to cutting as I can. I have had walnut crack by the next day without it.


I noticed something I have never seen before. The wood was sprouting new growth, right out the side of some of the logs. This has been cut some time now. The will to live is strong. In theory, this tree could live forever.

I need a hot soak in the bubblebath and I’ll be all right again.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 05-18-2011 09:21 PM

Great job, and great stash of wood.

When you grow another dozen or so board-feet, lemme’ know and I’ll swing by with a 4×8 utility trailer :-)

And … yeah … getting older isn’t bad, but aging .... kinda’ sucks :-)

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 11:40 PM

That’s quite a pile of wonderful things to come.
Enjoy the bath :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 11:45 PM

Don’t feel bad Hairy, most days the wood works me too.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#4 posted 05-19-2011 12:12 AM

A few nice bowl blanks & planks there Hairy, you sure can get in a sticky mess with that sealer.
Dont fall asleep in the hot tub :))))) di you take a little something to sip on in the tub? :-))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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