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    Too much wood! Bruce has been working his butt off getting the wood processed so that I’ll have enough to carry me through the end of the year. The pictures are what he processed this week. On the table is all cherry, the stock standing up is all poplar as you can see it has a lot of color. And what is on the tablesaw needs extra work. This isn’t counting what he’s already done and is under my workbench. The cherry is some from the tree we took down in our back yard. the poplar is his payment for working at the sawmill. The only thing I need to buy is some walnut. I am all set to lay a pattern on piece of wood and I think I have another piece over that’s better. Too much wood. But I’m not complaining.
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    Betty

    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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    What kind of wood is the one with the red init??

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    • #3
      That wood with the red streaking is Box Elder it's in the Maple family.

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      • #4
        It’s one of my favorite woods for the sea life puzzle. I think that’s why I sell so many. Bruce figured out last week and yesterday we processed approximately 35 board feet of cherry wood!! I ended up with 32 boards, 2 ft long, 1” thick, average width of 7”. Some from the tree we took down and the rest from the sawmill. Today he worked on the poplar. He emptied the planer bag 4 times. Heaven knows what he’ll bring back from the sawmill this week! All the wood needs to be prepped in 2 weeks. He sliced some wood for me to cut the nativity pattern from Steve Goode site yesterday. I saw that and knew it was the one for my people who collect them. I got one almost finished today.
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        Betty

        "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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        • #5
          Too much wood is never a problem when you have woodworking friends. Who's puzzle pattern is that?
          Scott
          Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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          • #6
            Too much wood is a problem sometimes because I forget what's in the back of a stack. But always nice to have. Go Bruce!
            Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by will8989 View Post
              It’s one of my favorite woods for the sea life puzzle. I think that’s why I sell so many. Bruce figured out last week and yesterday we processed approximately 35 board feet of cherry wood!! I ended up with 32 boards, 2 ft long, 1” thick, average width of 7”. Some from the tree we took down and the rest from the sawmill. Today he worked on the poplar. He emptied the planer bag 4 times. Heaven knows what he’ll bring back from the sawmill this week! All the wood needs to be prepped in 2 weeks. He sliced some wood for me to cut the nativity pattern from Steve Goode site yesterday. I saw that and knew it was the one for my people who collect them. I got one almost finished today.
              Funny you mention Steve's nativity (I assume the round 6 layer box), I am delivering one tomorrow to a family friend. This makes 9 I have done.
              Jim
              When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
              Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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              • #8
                I have lots of wood but never the right size.

                Here is a quick shot of one of my stashes. (mainly for Intarsia projects) Lots of 3/4 and thin stuff. I have another stash of BB as I just bought 3 sheets. I have a lumber rack full in the garage with a bunch of 4/4 pine for a special fall project.

                BUT, right now I need 1 1/2" hardwood for a mini birdhouses. I rummaged around and got 3 small pieces but I plan on making 100 as a donation to a craft sale at the local cancer support center. I have 50 done and 50 to go.

                I told my wife that I need to order some wood her comment was "WHAT". LOL

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                Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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                • #9
                  Jim, it’s the pattern he just published this past week. I have customers that collect nativity sets for their tables, mantles, etc. I know they’ll love this one.
                  Scott,, it is from a SSW issue but I don’t remember when. It is called Sealife and you can find it in the index. I seem to have a problem getting to the index I would have given you the issue. It takes about an hour to cut as each piece has fine detail. I cut 4 or 5 using different woods then mix the woods up. People go nuts over them. There are some delicate pieces so I tell the people if a piece breaks let me know and I’ll replace it. I’ve had to replace one in all the years I’ve been making them. I think the designers first name is Gloria, but I could be wrong.
                  isnt that truth Don? Never the right size!! I need to go to Groff and Groff this week for Walnut, Purple Heart and yellow heart.
                  Most times it’s hide and seek Linda but I always find it!
                  Betty

                  "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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