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Thrifty??
« on: September 21, 2021, 08:03:37 PM »
.. or just a cheap sob?😄

As I was cutting up the slabs for firewood from sawmilling last week, some of the sycamore was just crying out to me. They were saying, Im better than firewood!

So I took the bigger pieces into the shop and resawed them. 



 



 




 

They all came out 3-6 wide and 24 long. Ended up with 4 of the hampers full. 
I did number them as book matches sets. 

These are perfect for the small boxes and such that I make. Ill just put them on the shelf and see what happens by next year. 
I do what the little voices in my wife's head tell me to do.

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 09:06:17 PM »
I do what the little voices in my wife's head tell me to do.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2021, 10:46:02 PM »
You have discovered the beauty of Quarter Sawn Sycamore.  
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2021, 10:36:06 AM »
Love the ambrosia beetle holes.  
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2021, 01:56:22 PM »
I decided to stack them on a pallet for a while for better air flow. 



 



 
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2021, 03:37:50 PM »
I had a couple of chunks of white oak fire wood that looked interesting, so cut them up.







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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 04:25:42 AM »
I know I can't throw away maple scraps. All that handle wood just waiting to be turned. I actually have a future project that will require a lot of handles and pulleys made from wood.

Some interesting fleck in maple.



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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 08:31:19 AM »
SD,
When we first moved to Tennessee 20 years ago, I bought my first truckload of firewood. The seller gave me a discount because the wood was just some old, rotten maple.

As I was stacking the wood outside I started sorting it out into two piles firewood and spalted maple for the workshop. You can guess which pile was the biggest. 😄

I still have some of this Spalted maple on my shelves.

Nice looking box, TR. what is that top? Walnut? The figure on it is crazy.
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Nice looking box, TR. what is that top? Walnut? The figure on it is crazy.
Burled walnut, I had a secret stash of it, don't think I have anymore, I was rather parsimonious with  what I had.
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2021, 10:24:38 AM »
Parsimonious in a good way.  However, that first night that I met you and we went over to your shop, you were quite munificent with the stump water.  
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