Logs to Lumber

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Blog series by palaswood updated 05-30-2014 08:48 PM 4 parts 12616 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: The Black Mulberry log what started it all...

08-22-2013 10:44 PM by palaswood | 5 comments »

After reading Don W's post on his white oak find during a hunting trip, which while reading I truly felt taken along for the entire journey, I decided to post pics of my first foray into this world of wood. I brought home a black mulberry log from a large limb that has been down for 18 months at least, most likely much longer. I used a shopbuilt jig (thanks Izzy for the idea!) and my craftsman table saw to get a few tiny boards off it for a jewelry box for the girlfriend that hasn’t...

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Part 2: Harvesting Black Mulberry - The Cut

08-24-2013 03:07 PM by palaswood | 5 comments »

I did indeed grab the bow saw last night after work and ventured out to the ol Black Mulberry once more This is the fallen log from which I sliced the previous lumber. Losin light fast and with time a-wastin , I got my Ace bow saw and started sawing and sawing… and sawed some more until I sank it as deep as possible. Rolled her to finish the cut and when she split the sound was music to my ears. Viola! Check out the tight grain Gonna haul it home...

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Part 3: Spalted Eucalyptus hand planed

09-05-2013 08:04 PM by palaswood | 5 comments »

Found a Eucalyptus log and planed down a branch Pen blank? Nice spalting, I was stoked to find that.

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Part 4: Amazing Grained Oak Burl from Lake County, CA (NorCal)

05-30-2014 08:48 PM by palaswood | 12 comments »

The annual memorial day weekend trip took a last minute detour as some wildfires kept us from our scheduled camping trip, but instead we went to visit my best friends Grandma up in Lucerne, Lake County, California. The surrounding hills are littered with various oak trees such as blue oak, internal live oak, valley oak, california scrub oak and several other oak species. One afternoon i went galavanting up into the hills with my bow saw and hand axe to quickly come upon a huge fallen oa...

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