RE: [MedievalSawdust] Harvesting your own wood
- One mans trash...
I've been on a hunt for large curved trees for years for a cruck frame. I can never find any over 6" long with sufficient width. I have all the straight trees I need.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Don Bowen
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Harvesting your own wood
On 2/26/2013 1:46 PM, bsrlee wrote:
> If the trees are growning along a creek you will have to choose ones
> that have not been leaning while growing - this will cause the whole
> trunk to have 'reaction wood' like branches. You can use it for
> turning blanks or firewood
That is what I use for firewood, the leaners and the very crooked trees.
> small diameter trunk sections.
A friend cut a Sycamore tree into 2' sections planning on making chopping blocks. They were scattered about the shop to dry. Two years later most have split.
I plan to bring down a Sycamore and split it using a froe. It will be a fun project.
Don Bowen AD0BR
"A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom."
-Michel De Montaigne 1588