Project: Score!! Linden and Cedar

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Getting me out of the house only happens one day a week…and four hours at that. Caring for an elderly parent keeps me from circulating. Today during my four hour stretch, I drove through one of the old neighborhoods in Rapid City…and noticed….noticed…a large pile of wood down by a house. Stopping by, then knocking on the door, I was greeted by a nice lady who lost several trees during a recent storm…a cedar and a linden. A Linden!!! Score! I took way too much of it because I just don’t get the chance to do alot in my shop even now. And a resaw jig is one of my next projects for my bandsaw. But I consider getting the wood a completed project…now to coat the ends(it was taken taken down 3 weeks ago and there’s a little checking going on now.) Linden is such a beautiful warm yellowish wood. I’m excited to get it resawn…and I have way too much of it added to the apple, American Elm and maple I already have….though I’m certain there will be checking, etc, down the road…but I should get some nice projects out of it. I’ve wanted all my nice projects to be from wood grown in South Dakota…and this adds alot to my collection.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#1 posted 05-21-2008 10:37 PM

Sweet!! that should keep you busy for awhile!


-- It seem's I just make scrap wood and saw dust most of the time !

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#2 posted 05-21-2008 11:04 PM

Nice find Barry, that will keep you busy. Especially at only four hours a week. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 05-21-2008 11:16 PM

great find Barry, can’t wait to see what you make from it!

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#4 posted 05-22-2008 12:11 AM

I look every time I go out for some little gold mine like you have found. Good for you. Don’t forget to take some pics. of the resaw jig. Some video would be sweet of you using it.

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 05-22-2008 12:33 AM

SCORE !!! I miss my little pickup truck for just this reason alone….Can’t throw too much into my sedan these days …lol Nice trailer you have there also . How long will it take to dry this before you can work it ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 05-22-2008 01:18 AM

Dusty…it’ll take a long time for me to even get to this wood…maybe.
Getting my sawing jig ready for my bandsaw won’t take that long. I was planning it soon anyway…but after I cut the wood into 1 inch slabs…about a year to dry. I also have a two and a half tons of apple, a half ton of American Elm and 1400 pounds (est.) of Maple flitches drying out back…the Maple should be ready by the end of the summer since I harvested it 2 years ago. I collect irregularly…and don’t get into the shop as much as I’d like…but I’m collecting for the day…thanks for the comment and question.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 05-22-2008 01:28 AM

Oh the trailer….I won the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3 years ago…yes, absolutely lucky. It replaced a 1986 falling apart, won’t start Nissan pickup….that I finally sold for $150 bucks for parts. The taxes cost a small bundle…but if it’s going to cost a bundle one might as well find something to hold things…like a pickup bed…a trailer. A guy down the road was turned down for a trailer business/lot license in town. He had three trailers that he bought but couldn’t unload. This was, to put it mildly, a steal…to help him recover his investment. A brand new 2005 car-hauler, I added the sides three years ago…and have used it ever since to haul stuff. It’s been my miracle ever since…helping to collect wood…help move friends, etc. The Jeep and trailer together would have cost…new…10 arms and 10 legs on my income. Together, I just cleaned up. And since I’ve only put 17,900 miles on the Jeep in the last three years (like a little old lady who drives to church once a week)...well, it’s gonna last a long time provided gas doesn’t go to $100.00 a pint.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#8 posted 05-22-2008 01:37 AM

WOW Linden …..Now that is one domestic wood we dont hear much about ….

Wikipedia has this to say about TILIA

Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, in Asia (where the greatest species diversity is found), Europe and eastern North America; it is not native to western North America. Under the Cronquist classification system, this genus was placed in the family Tiliaceae, but genetic research by the APG has resulted in the incorporation of this family into the Malvaceae. The trees are generally called lime in Britain and linden in North America.

Tilia species are large deciduous trees, reaching typically 20-40 m tall, with oblique-cordate leaves 6-20 cm across, and are found through the north temperate regions. The exact number of species is subject to considerable uncertainty, as many or most of the species will hybridise readily, both in the wild and in cultivation.

Another widely-used common name used in North America is Basswood, derived from bast, the name for the inner bark

I hope there was not too much useless information there ….It seems the Linden is also related to the ELM and the BLACK POPLAR …..hmmmmmmmm

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#9 posted 05-22-2008 03:32 AM

Coincidentally, I went to work this morning after being off for two days and found that an 8-inch black locust tree had fallen on our office building. The power company called Asplundh Tree Co. to cut it down because it was also threatening a power line. They left it in some nice (but extremely heavy) lengths. I got one 6 1/2 footer and two 4 foot pieces as well as 2 firewood length pieces. There is still another 20 foot piece still laying there and a 6 foot piece attached to the stump. I’ve never made anything with locust but used plenty of it for fence posts. It is hard as concrete and should wear out my tools real quick. I seem to remember other guys here making things from this wood and I’m about to start my search. I’ll get some pictures when Get the rest of it home. I’ve never attempted to dry green wood before but read some about it. Good for us, huh Barry!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#10 posted 05-22-2008 11:20 AM

Great find, Barry. I have never used linden. Is it very dense? I’ll have to look into that.

I found some chunks of magnolia that I’m going to fool around with. Buttery color, medium density. Still green. Maybe a lathe project in there.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#11 posted 05-22-2008 12:35 PM

This is a nice haul Barry. I can see some nice projects in there.

Keep us posted on your progress with the wood.

Great find, my friend.

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

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#12 posted 05-22-2008 03:13 PM

Great find!

Linden is the same as Basswood.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 05-22-2008 04:19 PM

I am looking forward to see what you make with this haul.

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#14 posted 05-24-2008 12:44 AM

I am glad you were able to get the wood. It is to bad that you don’t get any more time to work on projects but what a noble reason. I am impressed that you have choosen to take care of your parent. I hope you get a better find on your next four vacation.

-- Scott, Kentucky ----- "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry" Mark Twain

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#15 posted 07-03-2009 09:40 PM

Update on the Linden…starting to resaw the log sections…and the wood is testing 12 per cent on the edges and 18 per cent in the center…a proper stacking in the garage/shop should have that down to around 8-10 per cent in four weeks or so. But I’ll test. It really has turned out quite beautiful.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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