As a few other people have said already, we had a great time at the Michigan LumberJocks Picnic a few days ago.
SteveMI brought some of the projects he had been doing on his CNC router. It was really interesting to me that he used tinted stains instead of paint.
He also made each one of us a commemorative plaque for the event on his CNC router.
He even brought some tumbling block designs he was working on and showed us all the jig he made to create them.
JockMike2 brought some turnings he had done and Rustic also brought some plans to share and some of his projects.
JockMike2 also brought a big tub of scraps for everyone to pick through. We were originally sort of glancing through it but eventually BillyJ and Tearen stopped pretending and just dumped the bucket out. That made it much easier to get at the goodies.
Tearen brought a bunch of wood and veneers for us to share and it was much appreciated.
After eating the good food we headed over to Raven Farm to check out the operation there.
Kelvin was a great host and tour guide and even risked the anger of his wife by taking us in the house to show us all the wood in there.
He had a 20”, 10 HP jointer with a spiral cutter head that he picked up on EBay for about $2,500. Pretty sweet deal.
He also had a few little logs lying around that I’m sure he will make into firewood or something eventually.
That 465 painted on the log is the approximate number of board feet in that log.
I picked up a few small pieces of lumber from him and he has really good prices. I got some curly Ash which I challenge you to find at the big orange store.
It was a really great time and I’m looking forward to the next one.
-- Kyle Shipp, http://battleshipp.blogspot.com