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Archive for May, 2010

See How Chechem, An Exotic Wood, Is Cut From The Log

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Meet the ever-stunning Chechem lumber from Latin America

Meet the ever-stunning Chechen lumber from Latin America

It starts with a sweaty trip to a sawmill in a far-off jungle….When the guys started pushing an 8-foot-long log through the 8-inch-wide bandsaw blade (and said bandsaw was taller than a pro basketball player and wider than a pro football player), the log looked like something you wouldn’t dare bring home to mom.

It actually looked like a pain to deal with. The log had an irregular lumpy shape.  The outside of the log had been de-barked and had the semblance of a skinned cat that you probably remember cutting open in your sophomore science class; just kind of pale and streaked and awkward.

This is what cutting into an exotic wood log is like, though, and there is big thrill in watching the saw make all these slices from an ugly log into stunning lumber. read more

Add Your Project Picture, We’ll Give You a $10 Coupon

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

We want to see your woodworking projects! So here’s the deal for you: we’ll give you a little spending cash to Woodworkers Source if you’d be so kind as to upload and share a picture or two of one of your woodworking projects.

It’s Easy to Do:

Woodworkers Source Project Gallery

  1. Go to the Woodworkers Source Project Gallery and Login or Register (which is free)
  2. Upload a project picture
  3. We’ll send you a $10 coupon to your email inbox (note: only one coupon per person)

It couldn’t be any simpler. The coupon will expire on May 31, so get started today: Woodworkers Source Project Gallery