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post #1 of 2 Old 05-11-2008, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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Working Wood - a life-long hobby

Good to see timber millers here! I just love finding woods with unique qualities, like the time I was given a wind-toppled, mature black oak, that had large limbs with extensive, black-colored mistletoe root tracks in the light-toned wood, and the American Chestnut trunk section that I discovered laying pretty well preserved in a Pennsylvania bog, and another standing, dead specimen about 36 inches in diameter for some 8 feet of stump. Beautiful!

Currently, where I am employed as a temp, I've salvaged a pure balsa-wood pallet, with 1 inch and full 2 inch boards, plus numerous mahogany-type wood specie boards. My next move is to find a rental shop where I can create wood items to my heart's content!

With oil topping $125 a barrel now, I am planning a waste-wood fuel-to-electricity setup, to sell power to the local utility, and create power vouchers for those who cannot pay for heating. The Internet is filled with methods to produce mechanical power using fuel-wood, so that part of the development is already ready to go.

A suitable property in the rural Tacoma, Washington area, with suitable financial backing is my next quest. anyone having a heart for elderly people having a rough time paying for Winter heat, who wants to give assistance of any kind - ideas, pointers to working wood-fueled power generation setups, financial tips, or other relative info are welcome to share!

I found this forum as I searched for 'wood gas engines.'!

Claude Armstrong
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-11-2008, 03:51 PM
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Hello Claude,
I'm new here too.

I curious what plans on the wood to elec. you have so far and why you chose them over others?

That project would be interesting to watch develop. What form will the wood take? (Sawdust, chips, etc.)
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