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Logs to Lumber #1: The Black Mulberry log what started it all...

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Blog entry by palaswood posted 08-22-2013 10:44 PM 2323 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After reading Don W's post on his white oak find during a hunting trip, which while reading I truly felt taken along for the entire journey, I decided to post pics of my first foray into this world of wood.

I brought home a black mulberry log from a large limb that has been down for 18 months at least, most likely much longer. I used a shopbuilt jig (thanks Izzy for the idea!) and my craftsman table saw to get a few tiny boards off it for a jewelry box for the girlfriend that hasn’t yet come to fruition.


Here’s my babies
I’m going to try a rip saw next time, I got alot of burning (& my table saw died):

wet for effect

Some sanding and oil

& A small burl piece from the same tree that mezmerized me.

now I can’t wait to get home from work and get “all woody” (what my girlfriend calls it after i’ve been in the shop, and am covered in chips/dust)

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram



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Don W

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#1 posted 08-23-2013 12:00 AM

that is some very nice looking lumber.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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palaswood

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 01:11 AM

Thanks Don! That means alot comin from you.

Now I have a halfway decent plane to square up those boards

Btw, how do I sharpen the iron? Besides sending it to you :)

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 02:27 AM

That is some beautifully colored mulberry. Never heard of “black mulberry”.
My mulberry is a much lighter shade of yellow.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 08-23-2013 12:00 PM

Just start reading sharpening blogs. Look up some Paul sellers sharpening videos.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#5 posted 08-23-2013 04:34 PM

Paul Sellers on youtube was clear and concise. I love listening to that guy! Thanks Don

I’m gonna go back for some more of that mulberry. There is another 12 foot log there I can cut up, I have a 4 foot section already, but its not very straight. Time to grab the bow saw …

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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