Author Archives: jmischel

Unloading

Upon return from the sawmill I was faced with the daunting task of unloading those big pieces of wood from the trailer. The smaller piece, of course, was no problem. At less that 200 pounds, getting it off the trailer … Continue reading

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Sawmill Day

The nice thing about the sawmill is that they have tools to handle these big logs. Bill’s truck with the boom on it easily picked the Ash trunk off my trailer. We also used it to move the log into … Continue reading

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Loading the Ash trunk

I’ve been trying to obtain a very large piece of wood for a project. It turns out that getting a piece of wood that’s 36 inches in diameter and three or four feet long isn’t all that easy if you … Continue reading

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Wedding bowls

Back in May I decided to make a couple of bowls for my niece’s wedding in late July. Finding wood to make bowls from is no problem: we lost an Arizona Ash tree in the Icepocalypse of 2021, and there’s … Continue reading

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Starting over

It’s been several years since I actively maintained this blog. I went through a bad time, mentally, prior to and just after the COVID pandemic during which I inadvertently lost much of what I had posted over the years. The … Continue reading

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Recovering

One casualty of the 2020 debacle has been my blog. Through a series of unfortunate events, including my deteriorating mental state since the beginning of the lockdown in March 2020, I lost access to my blog and I just didn’t … Continue reading

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