My woodworking of 40 years
[QUOTE]Have you ever thought about get some logs for free and I take them to the Amish and they saw it 20 cents a foot this is all about 35 mile away but the wood is free and they will load it for me with a tractor . I built my own drying shed that I have been drying in for 15 years but last year I stacked some out side and it was hot and dry last summer from March to Sepember it was down to 10% and the wood was much more straight and flat . .This drying shed is solar front and 110 power for the fans . But when I put wet wood in there I have to keep fans going 24/7 for about a month to keep iy from molding and that dries it to fast and warpage . My wife don't like a lot of wood piles it looks unsitely . But we came to an agreement and last early spring was my first outside . I just went to look today at 4 more logs for free . The problem is I am soon to be 72 and my back is getting bad . I don't know how much longer I can do this . It is a lot of material handling sawing, loading , stacking srtippping , and waiting and moving again but I think I got enough to last me the rest of my life . Over the years I have had some oak,walnut,hard maple, soft maple , maulberry ,sasafras , cherry, and Pine . Lately I have just been getting Oak mainly. Does this sound like a woodworkers heaven ? I just hate to turn down free wood .It takes a heavy duty trailer to haul 4 or 5 saw logs . I make things to sell I started makeing things to hang on the wall but that has been 40 years ago . I make replicas of antique furniture for probably 25 years . I have been retired for over 17 years . I think I have some pictures in my I think they call it profile of my small furniture . I hope you like my way of doing things . I can send pictures of my shop and my drying shed .
Last edited by Genel41; 07-20-2013 at 11:14 PM.
Reason: I forgot a word or two and added pictures