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RE: [MedievalSawdust] Harvesting your own wood

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  • Hall, Hayward
    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
    Message 1 of 30 , Mar 18, 2013
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      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.

      Guillaume

      -----Original Message-----
      From: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com [mailto:medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Don Bowen
      Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:02 PM
      To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      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.

      http://www.braingarage.com/Dons/Travels/journal/images/firewood.jpg

      > 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
      http://www.braingarage.com/Dons/Travels/journal/Journal.html



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