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jacww

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#1 posted 12-28-2017 02:06 PM

Add to your Google search “green woodworking”.

Names to look at along with David Fisher:

Peter Follansbee
John/Jennie Alexander
Robin Wood
JoJo Wood

These individuals make things from fresh cut trees, split and rived to usable stock. They make chairs (John/Jennie), spoons, small bowls etc. You should also find links to other green woodworkers that may have blogs, videos,etc. that can help you too.

Most traditional Windsor chair makers use green wood as well. There is lots of information out there about the advantages of using green/wet wood appropriately.

Wildwood is right, get the stump hollowed out and close to the desired size and thickness sooner rather than later. If you need to wait, seal the cut ends and do not remove the bark to slow down the drying process.

Good luck.

TonyC


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