Started by moodnacreek, February 10, 2024, 01:56:13 PM
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Quote from: barbender on February 14, 2024, 09:53:22 AMI've never had the issue with the band saw. Should we get one ordered up for you, Moodna?
Quote Another common name used in North America is basswood, derived from bast, the name for the inner bark
Quote from: Old Greenhorn on February 15, 2024, 10:26:37 PMIn Norway it's called Linden , or Lind in the old norsk, which is the root of my last name "Lindtveit". "Tveit" is old norsk for "way" or road which is now shortened to "vei" or way. So my name means the Lind Road, which was actually the name of the farm my Grandfather came from. There was a row of Basswood trees leading up the road to the farm house. But I digress... That Basswood nark is something unique. I had a couple of basswood logs I got from Barge a couple of years ago, about 24" diameter. The bark on those logs was a BEAR! They were not winter cut and on one log I went down it with and axe and split the bark for the length of the log and although the bark separated from the log just fine, peeling it off needed diesel power which I lacked. Had I had a machine, I could have stripped the log in one sheet of bark, but by hand I stripped off half the diameter, then split it off with and axe and did the other half. Yes, that cambium id very fibrous stuff. I still have tufts of it floating around the yard. You could build a shed with that outer bark, tough stuff. Probably why the indigenous folks used it on their lodges. Great shingles.
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