STL240: Nature is Dave Fisher’s design partner
Green woodworker and carver Dave Fisher answers listener questions about greenwood projects, finding and storing green wood, and how he goes about designing his incredible pieces.
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From CH Becksvoort:
Besides spoons and bowls, what other items might one make from green wood?
I’ve done a bunch of woodworking, mostly with power tools and home center lumber. How would I explore green woodworking?
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?)
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.
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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