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  1. 4 minutes ago, LuckyIke said:

    Woooo! The log blog cometh! 

    1 - 10 scale how grumpypants will @Barb Bliss be that you didn’t go with BoRo for the triumphant return of the blog?

    I love that picture of the sapphire quilted Maple! It was worth the hour of searching. 

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  2. 1 minute ago, Adam said:

    Hooray for the log blog!!!

    Fortunately my dad's first major in college was horticulture and I was taught from birth to not pull bark off a birch tree. 

    I am currently singing, "Ring My Bell" in my head as a direct result of this blog, thanks @Konas, but seeing as how I was one of the people screaming and yelling for this blog to pickup again, I suppose I reap what I sow.

    If it makes you feel any better, I did it to myself as well


  3. Just now, PUZZLONGBEARD said:

    Why did you have to bring back the memory of my long lost wolf?? It took me 6 years of daily therapy to get over my imaginary companion. :(

    Like most DMs, I love to kill animal companions.


  4. 4 minutes ago, LuckyIke said:

    Wow, the contrast between the wood and the bark on the cut logs is stunning.  I was already looking forward to my Wenge CoCo, but am even more excited now!  By the time the CoCos arrive, I will be able to regale all the other players with fun lumber facts, thanks to the Log Blog (and a little bit of Nabokov).

     

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    I love the graphic! I can hear the bing-bong-bing...


  5. On ‎10‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 6:37 PM, yatescory said:

    Leopardwood= The ultimate wood statement piece.  Thats why I went with it at least.  Zizicote would be another great statement piece but Leopardwood is just so unique when you bring it out people are going to ask questions.  Fun stuff.

    Agreed. It is something that most people have never, ever seen.


  6. 20 minutes ago, Barb Bliss said:

    Just try singing "she's got a tick in her eye" to the tune of "she's got a ticket to ride", and keep it out of your head.

    Thanks for that, Barb. Thanks a lot.

    One of my young cousins mistakenly thought AC/DCs "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was "Dirty Deeds and the Dunder Chief". I will sing it like that forevermore

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  7. 1 hour ago, Barb Bliss said:

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    GIVE TO ME YOUR LEOPARD, TAKE FROM ME, MY LACE*

    Ummm.  I think the line is give to me your leather.  Makes me wonder if your favorite song (from the Beatles) is "She's got a tick in her eye"? xD

    My favorite Beatles song is actually Norwegian Wood...

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  8. 10 hours ago, Kidar said:

    Nice writeup on redwood.  I like the discussion on how the wood changes (I knew this for redwood because of the CoCos) and would like to see that same info on other write-ups.  It's hard to balance what looks great now vs what'll look great in a few years.  Also would be good to have pictures of any aged woods in these write-ups when you are discussing color changes to give folks a visual guide as well.  I know I personally do better w/a picture for this kind of things vs just words (no matter how descriptive they may be).

     

    edit to add, I like the series, keep em coming!

    Will do. I will try to find pics for any future write ups. If I don't mention color change for a wood, assume that there isn't enough change to mention.


  9. 5 hours ago, Blinkus Maximus said:

    Still loving these Log Blogs, it's fun to learn new things about wood, and especially how they age. Definitely nice to know for figuring out what to buy!

    Unfortunately for this gorgeous wood, it isn't a dark brown to fit with the rest of my home décor.

    Good to hear that they are helpful. I enjoy writing them so I will continue. What do you want to read about next?


  10. 1 hour ago, Barb Bliss said:

     

    These aren't the greatest pics, but you get the idea.  One is the entrance to my backyard.  aka my secret garden.  One is the front yard yard.  aka Charleston courtyard.  Too bad the table blocks the garden bed behind it.  That's my dad's memorial garden bed with over 25 species of hostas in it.  The white shutters/trim was from my initial attempt of an English cottage garden.  I'm open for suggestions on a color that fits better with Charleston courtyard.  One is the rock fountain garden.  aka the angel garden.  Note: the rock is 4 feet tall, and the blue angels are the ones with the white blooms to the left of the rock.  The yard looked better before it got pelted by hail twice!  (note: the guy in the photos is my buddy John.  His wife is the photographer)

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    That is a gorgeous walkway! Beautiful.

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  11. 3 hours ago, Adam said:

    @Konas You show the picture of Spalted Chechen and I had search the interwebs for what what spalted wood is exactly. So I learned that it's coloration in wood caused by some kind of fungus. Just wondering, is spalted wood desired because of the unique colorations they produce? Is spalted wood highly sought after?

    It is highly sought after because of its rarity and because of its unique patterning.

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  12. 14 hours ago, RomyCat said:

    Wow, another poisonous tree.  And I thought trees only attacked by falling on lumberjacks. They are more creative than I thought. No wander lumberjacks need to master wielding the ax to defend themselves.  

    Not many people know that woodworking is actually a form of self defense...

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  13. 8 minutes ago, Blinkus Maximus said:

    It really is a lovely wood, I wish I could find a dinner table made of the stuff (that I could actually afford of course).

    Looking forward to more of these, and waging psychological warfare by telling friends about the poison sap after letting them hold one of your products.

    Thanks. I will try to keep up the pace of one a week. That's a great idea, you could even keep a small pic of the rash in your wallet and show it to them. Then let them know that it won't start for a few days.

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