And then some more wood….
A few years ago when we had not been in California long the fire Marshall came to where I work and told us we needed to cut down a tree that was in the way of a back exit. After the grounds crew had cut it down I told them to save me the bigger pieces of trunk. They all looked at me kind of funny until much, much later when I made some things out of it.
I am no expert in downing lumber hence it is full of checks, but I did have patience to wait a year and a half or so before I started to cut it into manageable pieces and think about using it for projects. I’ll post some almost finished projects that I have used it for.
Before moving to Texas I wanted to find out what kind of tree it is but never had the chance. If anyone knows what kind it is I would appreciate the heads up. It is fairly light weight but extremely dense and tight grained. Once it is cut you can hardly see any grain pattern at all unless you burn it with the table-saw blade or look at the end grain.
So this is my pile of wood gloat:
There is is, I’m quite happy with it, and I think I will make all my own hand tools out of it.
Also, there was a gate made on my walk to work that was really nice, I’d like to know what it is made out of if anyone is a wood-classifying expert:
And last but not least we have the rose plant that my Dad gave me. He said what can you do with this? My first thought was- nothing..but then again I had to give it a try. It was only 3 inches thick and rotting. I now know why spalling and other defects are nice looking but impossible to work with.
More to come…
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