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