This simple project was prompted by a forum topic, What do you do for a living? The topic was interesting to me because of the diversity of the folks, jobs, specialties of many of you. I guess with 6000 plus people on LJ’s, there’s...
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Location: Redding, California
Hi fellow LJ's. I'm a logger living in the north end of California....Redding to be exact. I don't tell just everybody that I'm a logger. Some folks think we (loggers) are mean, terrible, cork-booted guys with scraggly beards. I'm here to tell you I shave every day. ; ) When in doubt, I tell folks that I'm an Arboreal Vertical Adjustment Technician. I love adjusting trees from vertical to horizontal.
I'm pretty new to "real" woodworking. By "real", I'm talkin' square corners, actual 90 degree stuff, tape measures, all the high tech goodies. My favorite tools are my Stihl 044 and 046 chain saws and my LT-10 Woodmizer sawmill. I use the Mizer to break down big chunks into little chunks that I then sell on ebay......mainly to make a $ or two to buy more wood. I'm on ebay during the Winter months when I'm not logging. I specialize in redwood burl, buckeye burl, and manzanita burl, all local woods from my area. I make lots of turning wood, pen blanks, knife scales, guitar fronts/backs. Working with that wood is what got me started in the limited woodworking that I do.
I started off with an old Shopsmith that I bought mainly because I liked the looks of the 12" sanding disk. "Googled" Shopsmith, found many guys who like those old machines as much as I now do. These guys have a wealth of info for all things "Shopsmith". I like making little rustic/rough desk accessories where you can't go wrong. Most of my work goes to members of my Church. Yep, I'm a member of that "vast right wing conspiracy" sometimes called born again Christians. My website shows a few pics for some of you wood guys who might want to use your skills in a positive way. (Not that there's a negative way to play with wood). ; )
About the Mizer, the LT 10 is the smallest bandmill they make. It'lll cut an 11 foot long board and handle a 26" diameter log. This mill was designed for easy break-down to fit in bush planes for use in inaccessible areas. One guy can load it into the back of a pick-up when absolutely necessary...speaking from experience here. : (
Having been a LJ lurker for quite a while, I look forward to getting to know a few of you folks. Didn't mean to make this "me" thing so long but thanks for reading.
-- I know the Creator of wood......Yeah, I'm a name dropper. : )
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