Saturday, December 27, 2014


Here are legs for another rustic stool. Roughly squarish in cross section from splitting, now hewing off the corners to start getting it round...

Then the slabs and sticks

And what's left of the log still has some good wood

Friday, December 26, 2014


A few more hewn plank stools. One nice wide log yields enough for two stools. Planks from the center, legs around the outside

Monday, December 22, 2014

Cheese smoking operation

Having gotten cheese for less than three bucks a pound I figured I'd try and smoke some. It went in the smoker at 2 pm. They should be in for 12 hrs but they come off at 6pm

Homemade cold smoker from two BBQ grills. Smoke from applewood fire in bottom goes up the flex pipe to the old gas grill. The old grill was a gift from Lydia and its still serving!

Added bonus: it's not too cold while woodworking nearby.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dec 3. Pollard

On this day it was discovered that a beaver did attach the pollard tree. Though the damage did encircle the tree it doesn't appear to be deep enough to kill the tree. We put a wire cage around the tree to eliminate further damage and will have to see what spring brings...