Last Thur @ 1pm Ken emailed me that they were being forcibly evacuated
from their home because of forest fires in the area.
We had been emailing back and forth for several days prior about it.
I came from an area that has tremendous propensity for forest fires
for about half of the year so I gave him some ideas to think about.
He didn't want to leave but knew he better do as he was told.
I haven't heard from him since Thur.
I imagine he'll let me know something as soon as he's able.
You buy an 18" Poulan for $200, cut the trees yourself, split the
stuff, stack it in $5 piles and stick a little *campfire wood for
sale* sign in the drive and sit back and rake in some walkin coinage.
In 2 years you'll wish you'd done that.
Everythings slow everywhere.
'round here they treat raw wood like an investment.
Treated well, it gets better with time.
Most people with wood burners have huge mounds of split wood
stockpiled in extravagant measures.
My neighbor Chad up the road has about 80 chords stacked and covered
in his side yard, mostly cherry.
That'll last a long time.
When that hickory fell in our yard last winter no less than 3 people
stopped and with chainsaws at the ready, asked what I was gonna do
Its cut, stacked and covered next to my garage and I've already used
some of it.
Some more of it is on shelves, painted with latex to control drying-
shrinkage, in my garage.
This tree was old and had started to spalt and therefore has cool
graining throughout, excellent for creative endeavors.
I'l send you a pic of a finial I turned out of it on the lathe,
The right wood can make a novice look like an experienced craftsman.
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