Long term storage

One of the great things about working with found wood is that you never know what you will find.  When you are pulling most of your material from a tree services dump site, chances are that the trees were either sick or have been dead for a while.  While this often gives the wood a ton of character it also means that sometimes it is too far gone to be useable.  What happens when the wood is found to be spongy or a safety risk on the lathe?  I toss it into the woods behind my house! It’s very handy to have a steep hill leading into a forest.

Big wood pile behind the house

 

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