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Lot's O'land and plenty of wood - had to sign up!

My Fiance and I just moved up to the Rocky Mountains - we live at about 8200 feet on 2.5 acres, with another 10 acres of open space - with license to cut - directly across the street.

I've been lurking here for a long time and had to finally join up - excuse the pun :)

One thing I am finding is that our yard has a lot of Ponderosa stumps on it [many 25-30 years old], and recently I took the chainsaw to one of them and to my surprise the inside was pristine. When I say pristine, I mean the sap had hardened to almost a petrified solid, which makes turning it, and working it all the more fun. It's so old, there's no checking, I've been making figurines and bowls and all kinds of things out of these stumps.

The only downside to the wood selection, is most is soft wood, Bristle Cone, Juniper, Doug-Fir, Ponderosa...and of course Aspens.

I tried making a bowl out of a green cut aspen and it nearly cracked in half overnight, I thought I at least had 24hrs to wax it. Guess not at 8200 feet.

Looking forward to posting pics and learning a great deal from all of you!

Cheers,

Mike

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Welcome.

I'd love to see some of your work.

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I'll upload some of the most recent turns - and a couple great walking sticks I just completed. I'm off to cut several of the Seasoned Ponderosa's for fire wood, it's already snowed twice and we easily need 2 to 3 times the amount of firewood we currently have.
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