Category Archives: Wood

Time well spent

I spent a few hours this weekend cutting up a small cherry tree that came down in one of this winter’s ice storms. The sumptuous spring weather, the screams of the chainsaw (I do like most any kind of saw, … Continue reading

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Catching up on walnut crotch handles

For all of you who have saws with walnut crotch handles on order, this should be welcome news. After a lot of sawmill tours, phone calls, and online searches, I finally have enough walnut crotch to make a sizable dent … Continue reading

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A large pear log

One of the best parts about making saws is the excellent cover it provides for buying and hoarding lumber for future handles. Whether it’s a small piece I find in a firewood pile or a large log on a woodlot, … Continue reading

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Where wood comes from…

Yes I know it grows on trees, but the transformation of trees into usable lumber has fascinated me for some time now. One of my favorite garage sale finds is a Stihl 025 chainsaw, which has been an invaluable aid … Continue reading

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