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STL240: Nature is Dave Fisher’s design partner

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Question 1: 

From CH Becksvoort:

Besides spoons and bowls, what other items might one make from green wood?

Question 2:

From Ron:

I’ve done a bunch of woodworking, mostly with power tools and home center lumber.  How would I explore greenwoodworking?  

How does one acquire green wood?  (yeah, I know, go in a forest & cut down a tree, but seriously, if you don’t live out in the country with property, how can one explore working with green wood?)

From Gail:

Where do I find green wood in Brooklyn, NY? I am specifically looking for enough raw material to make a Jennie Alexander design shaving horse.



Question 3:

From Leonard:

I have a question on green wood storage. My workshop is not climate controlled. So in winter its really cold – 0°c and in summer it’s +30°c. I have taken Dave’s advice on wrapping in black plastic bags but in the warm weather the wood still dries out. Am I better to keep it wrapped and store it outside all year round under a shelter?? Also would a thick wax be suitable to treat the end grain on a log to prevent drying while still a log?

30ºc = 86ºf


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