No announcement yet.


  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Nature

    I was on holidays last week and drove through much of the southern part of British Columbia. The scenery was incredible and the forests for the most part were lush and green.
    I did see the results of the Mountain Pine Beetle. The outbreak here is the largest recorded outbreak in North America.
    Not only does this affect the wood but the who environment, fish and wildlife also is affected.
    The government is taking measures to control the infestation, including burning and harvesting of the beetle-killed lodgepole pines.
    When the wood is harvested it contains a blue stain running through it caused by bacteria left behind by the beetle larvae.
    Some ingenious people are now producing pine flooring which reminds me of spalted maple. Another person in the interior of BC is marketing products under the name Denim Wood.
    I hope the plans the government has will bring the problem under control.
    The epidemic has killed approx 283 million cubic meters of timber.
    I hope we have a cold winter. -20 c to -40 c This is the natural way of taking care of the problem. I guess this just proves that the insects do run the world and we are just the guardians.
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

  • #2
    Carl do you live near Bill Young?

    Delta P-20 & Q-3

    I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!


    • #3
      Bill Young

      I am not sure, I have heard you mention his name here before.
      I live in Chilliwack, 100km, 60 miles east of Vancouver. Distances don't mean too much here. We like to drive as much as we like to scroll
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21


      Unconfigured Ad Widget


      Latest Topics


      • cwmagee
        Reply to Wooden Headstone
        by cwmagee
        That certainly will be a challenge, Since the wood appears to be well preserved, it will interesting to identify the wood - cedar or locust ???
        Today, 10:40 AM
      • Sandy Oaks
        Reply to ArtCrafters - Pegas Scroll Saw Blades
        by Sandy Oaks
        Betty, send me an email of what you want to order rather than the website. Better pricing on repackaged. Email at [email protected]...
        Today, 10:07 AM
      • planeur
        My covid angel
        by planeur
        Hello scrollsaw and sculptor experts !
        I will need your advises to do that drawing (found on the web ), to make it in 3D , with cherry wood. It is a gift for my brother in law, for his messages of encouragement concerning the COVID. and since more than a year.
        I wont tell you the finish...
        Today, 09:38 AM
      • will8989
        “Old Men” at the sawmill
        by will8989
        This letter was received by Kinder Park. Other than 2 volunteers under 45, the ages range from the youngest, Bruce, 72 to 85.

        Dear Vice President Rocky

        I have the honor to forward to your attention, the logo of the nonprofit Friends of Kinder Farm Park, provided by Mr. Thos....
        Today, 08:32 AM
      • will8989
        Reply to ArtCrafters - Pegas Scroll Saw Blades
        by will8989
        They say great minds think alike. I wanted to order the ones you sent me to try. I’ll be placing an order over the week-end for the #3 double skip and others. Bruce’s free tickets to Dover this week-end for the races may just cost him for leaving me here by myself for 3 days! And I got them in 2...
        Today, 08:23 AM