Wood Gloat (almost)

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Blog entry by Don posted 01-29-2011 10:04 PM 1368 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The power company had to cut down my Cedar tree because it had overgrown an access gate and they couldn’t get into it. Before I had a chance to ask them to leave it in 10’ logs so I could get it milled they had it cut into firewood lengths. :(

So if you see me posting a ton of small Cedar jewelry boxes next year you’ll know why …

Or maybe I’ll finally buy a lathe and turn some big bowls.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 10:41 PM

sad what they have done and sad that every one is only thinking firewood when they cut down :-(
I have the last week seen 5 different tree´s cuts down and only firewood out of them :-(

but as you say , a lathe around the corner :-)
just don´t forget to cover the ends with paint or wax on those peices of wood before they crack and split

I look forward to see what you come up with …...............maybee a green and green bowl….LOL

take care

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#2 posted 01-30-2011 02:04 AM

Sorry to hear of your tree>firewood. But when you have lemons, make lemonade. Call the utility company and ask if you can ‘Save’ the urban forest trees tghat must be removed. And go to the city, county, and state.

They con only say ‘No’. However, I have found most want to become ‘Green’ and are willing to help you save local trees.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#3 posted 01-30-2011 04:13 AM


That hurts, but we’re sure you’ll still make better use of it than firewood.


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

View Don's profile


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#4 posted 01-30-2011 05:18 AM

Dennis, the idea of a Greene and Greene bowl is intrieging… I’m not sure how I would incorporate ebony plugs and cloud lifts into a bowl but I’ll definately keep this in mind and see if I can come up with something. :)

Rustvever, I’m actually glad they cut it now that it’s down. At first I was sad to see it go but it totally opened up my front yard to the south and we should get a lot more sunshine in the summer. We might actually be able to grow something like grass in our front yard now…

L/W, unfortunately most of it will go in the fireplace since the pieces are too short for anything but little jewelry boxes or bowls. I might be able to make a small natural edge table top out of a couple of them if I can find a place with a big enough band saw to slice them for me. I do vow to make something and post it on LJs next year after it’s dried though…

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#5 posted 01-30-2011 09:16 PM

Couple of those bottom pieces would make great rustic end table tops, might even be able to get some legs out of the others.
I’m thinking rustic slabs.
Sad, that could have made a great fireplace mantel

-- Doug...

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