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Hi all -
just taking 'alf-a-mo here to greet everyone. I'm officially an old fart now, been kicking around wood butchering most of my adult life - I'm finally getting around to building a dedicated wood-shop and am excited about the chance this will open up for me to explore some long postponed woodworking projects. Got to finish the shop first though but it's an understatement to say I'm motivated.

I'm in central Texas, sorta kinda not too far from Waco and have a particular interest in using deadfall/windfall wildwoods scavenged from the hills and dales around here for creating interesting & useful 'stuff'.

I'm looking forward to the chance of being able to bounce some ideas around with others here in the forum. - Mark -
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Hi all -
just taking 'alf-a-mo here to greet everyone. I'm officially an old fart now, been kicking around wood butchering most of my adult life - I'm finally getting around to building a dedicated wood-shop and am excited about the chance this will open up for me to explore some long postponed woodworking projects. Got to finish the shop first though but it's an understatement to say I'm motivated.

I'm in central Texas, sorta kinda not too far from Waco and have a particular interest in using deadfall/windfall wildwoods scavenged from the hills and dales around here for creating interesting & useful 'stuff'.

I'm looking forward to the chance of being able to bounce some ideas around with others here in the forum. - Mark -
Mark in central Texas.

I appriate your deadwood/windfal;l wildwoods statment. \
Much of the wood that I use is wood that would otherwise have gone to waste or been lost because of a lack of interest in accommodating it's special needs. Much of it has turned out to be excellent for the type of woodwork that I do, toys, small projects and occassionally a piece of furniture.

I look forward to hearing more from you.

Martino

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It is great to be with you all. I look forward to trapping you wisdom and woos chopping knowledge.
I will be taking a short leave fropm wood chopping to pay some attention to my other vise, "rock hounding and working.
Keep the messages coming as I will still be checking my computor.
Our main wood for scavanging is scrub juniper. It is not a hard wood, but is quite soft. It does make some beautiful and interesting grain patterns.

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Martin, I'll be watching your use of the Juniper. We have quite a bit around here. And, scrub cedar, which is quite hard. There's so much of it. There must be a way to use it.

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