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Location: Redding, California
Website: http://www.rockbswesternwoods.com/

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.

Rocky Bemis

-- I know the Creator of wood......Yeah, I'm a name dropper. : )

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replied on Question 03-10-2013 12:28 AM
started topic Olive wood blocks, slabs, rounds 01-24-2013 06:27 AM
replied on Manzanita burl 11-19-2012 05:20 AM
started topic Manzanita burl 11-19-2012 02:37 AM
replied on WANTED: Wany wood 02-17-2012 06:58 PM
added project Rockbs stamp box "thingy" 02-04-2012 01:33 AM
started topic Redwood, manzanita, buckeye, maple, etc. 01-12-2012 10:13 PM
commented on Manzanita Buttons 12-30-2011 01:41 AM
replied on Redwood, manzanita, buckeye, maple...... 12-29-2011 06:57 AM
started topic Redwood, manzanita, buckeye, maple...... 12-28-2011 12:13 AM
replied on Help finding Manzanita burl/roots for sale 12-27-2011 10:38 PM
replied on Still looking for Inlace Acrylester Spindle Blanks 03-04-2011 08:15 PM
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replied on (Part #2) By Wood Workers for Wood Workers in the wood working community. 03-30-2009 12:14 AM
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#1 posted 08-03-2008 09:55 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

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#2 posted 08-03-2008 11:04 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#3 posted 08-03-2008 12:02 PM

Hello Rockb,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 08-03-2008 12:24 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 08-03-2008 01:43 PM

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 08-03-2008 02:13 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 08-03-2008 02:57 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 08-03-2008 09:12 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#9 posted 08-03-2008 10:21 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 08-04-2008 12:51 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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ChicoWoodnut

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#11 posted 02-11-2009 05:20 AM

Hi Rocky,

Welcome to LJ’s. I saw your recent post and noticed our close geographic relationship.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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rockb

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#12 posted 02-11-2009 06:14 AM

Hiya Scott, thanks for the welcome…..from the rest of you guys too. I ‘preciate it. Scott, I had seen some of your posts, knew you were close by. I don’t get to Chico very often but would love to buy coffee next time I’m down there.
Catch you later…..Rocky

-- I know the Creator of wood......Yeah, I'm a name dropper. : )

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