LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'yellowwood'

  • Advertise with us
View PG_Zac's profile

Rescued Wood #15: First Word-of-Mouth Referral

02-01-2010 10:41 PM by PG_Zac | 9 comments »

I spent several days of the last few weeks slabbing a large Eucalyptus in a very public place (See my Rescued Wood Posts 8, 9, 10 11, 13), and many people stopped by to watch what I was doing, and to question me about my Alaskan Mill. One of these spectators knows someone who had cut a heavy branch off a Yellowwood tree because it was threatening his home & business. (let’s call him Jack) So, Jack is a lover of wood, but not a serious woodworker and he didn’t want to dump...

Read this entry »


View PG_Zac's profile

Rescued Wood #7: Yellowwood Slabbed and Stickered for Drying

01-08-2010 10:36 AM by PG_Zac | 5 comments »

Do you remember this picture from Rescued Wood #4 ?..Well, I’ve slabbed it and stacked it for drying.. I cut the boards 30mm thick so that I can have wide boards a good 1” available after final milling. This post is about my stacking method, but I can’t resist showing off some of the beauty exposed by the milling.. First Cut. Tornado Flame grain.To give you a good size reference.After slabbing the whole lot, I put them back together in sequence (including one of t...

Read this entry »


View PG_Zac's profile

Rescued Wood #6: Yellowwood Slabbed

01-06-2010 03:46 PM by PG_Zac | 3 comments »

Further to my Yellowwood windfall, I slabbed the first log yesterday. I chose to cut the largest of the “small” pieces, as it promised to contain an interesting crotch grain. I carefully measured my cuts to get as close as possible to the centre lines of the main trunk and the forks to get a book matched pair of slabs at the centre. First cutYes, interesting crotch grain. Book matched centreI set these two in the sun for this photo as the pictures in the shade are quite ...

Read this entry »


View PG_Zac's profile

Rescued Wood #4: Windfall this morning - Yellowwood

12-18-2009 12:50 AM by PG_Zac | 6 comments »

I received an unexpected call this morning from our local tree-feller asking me if I would be interested in some discount wood. They had felled a Yellowwood tree, and the proposed buyer had left town for a couple of weeks, so they turned to me. Please understand that Yellowwood (Podocarpus latifolius) is South Africa’s National tree, and is endangered. It may only be felled by special permit. The most recent commercial price list I can find shows Yellowwood planks in less than...

Read this entry »



DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com