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Because of the absolute censoring of information, deletion of accounts, election interference and manipulation, and a monopoly on all news, FaceBook has been deleted from my life, and since FB owns YouTube, that's next to go. I deleted my Twitter account the same day they deleted President Trump's account.
Some times ya gotta stand up. I can do that in my own little way. I hope more people do the same.
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I don't think the black ash logs are ready to be sliced up yet, but I cut off a few slices to see what happens. The log was completely frozen. I'll let it thaw out before I cut any more. I'm sorry, I didn't take a photo, but I will.
What a beautiful wood. I have several logs "almost" ready to be sliced and diced.
In the past, black ash has shown to be one of the best types of wood to cut cross-grain. They have rarely cracked or split.
People these days call them "cookies". I call them tree slices.
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Every shipment of EZ's I receive from the manufacturer, I personally disassemble, polish, oil the steel parts, and make sure everything fits right, and works right. Then I put them back together, and repack them up so that I can ship them the same day I receive an order. Every customer receives a tracking number as soon as I print out the shipping label.
You have my personal guarantee that any EZ Tool that you buy from Rustic Woodworking has passed my inspection. If you knew me, you'd know how much I am a stickler on quality.
EZ Tools that do have imperfections, like a nick, scuff, are sold on the Scratch & Dent page at a discount, but that doesn't happen much. Rarely does a customer return a tool/ If a tool is returned, it's because they had another use for the cutter that didn't work for them. I've had 3 returns in 12 years. You have a full 30-days to decide if you want to keep it. If you don't like it, send me an email to let me know you're returning it, and I'll issue a full refund (so long as you didn't mutilate it)..
We carry spare parts like guide bars, arms, set screws, and we have lots of replacement blades in stock for both the 45 and 90.
More are on order.
We have 45's, 90's, and Kits ready to ship.
And your home will smell great!
I know this has nothing to do with woodworking, but I have to share this.
I actually set this up last winter. Loved it then, and love it again this winter.
I read some articles and watched a few videos about this last year, and bought the bucket with a lid, expandable dryer vent hose, clamps, and the easy-connect gadget for the top of the bucket. All you need to do is connect the dryer hose to the back of your dryer, connect the other end to the bucket, put some water into the bucket, and turn on your dryer to dry some clothes.. You first have to cut holes in the lid of the bucket so the air can come out. Use a sharp utility knife to cut the holes in in the lid.
Add water to the bucket to trap the lint. If you do this, be sure to close off the outside vent so cold air doesn't come in. Stuff some towels or whatever into that vent to close off air flow to the outside.
My washer and dryer are in my unfinished basement. There is a half-wall behind the furnace to access the dirt crawl space under the old (1929) part of the house.. It always smells like dirt in the basement, so I usually keep the kitchen door to the basement closed in winter.......except when I do laundry.
Hot air rises.
One load in the dryer, pumping out humid air to the basement and upstairs, is immediately noticeable. You can just feel it on your skin, breathing, and it will feel warmer in your whole house.
Make sure you pick out a good smelling softener sheet to put into your dryer. I like Lavender and Vanilla, but I really like Gain because it just smells clean. The smell of the dryer sheet will fill your house.
So, I think, instead of doing all of your laundry on one day, stagger it out to keep some humidity in your house maybe?
Then when summer comes, just reconnect your dryer back up to the vent that goes outside.
Nobody ever reads these, so I'm not going to spend a lot of time on it.
Even though it has been extraordinarily warm the past weeks in November, I know it's only a matter of time before real winter sets in.
I got a lot done outside during the warm spell, and really cleared up the logs and other stuff I had piled up in front of the wood shop so that it will be easier plowing snow this winter.
I have been cutting wood slices for customers for over 15 years. Right when the rustic wedding fad came out. I was one of the first who offered wood slices. That's how I got started.
Now days, everybody sells wood slices, even China.
Hey, it worked great for me for years, even while I was still driving a semi truck full time, I still made it work. It was a lot of work, but it was fun. I love a good challenge, and bit by bit I saved up enough from sales to buy a pretty decent wood shop and band-saw.
Since I am retired now, I don't feel like wrestling those big logs anymore. There is so much competition now days, I think I'm just going to slice up the logs I have left, clean out my shop, and get to just creating stuff instead. I want to go back to being an artist and creating things.
So, my Winter Time Project list is to cut the remaining big logs I have as space allows, maybe, and then play with my lathe, jig saw, and my new chainsaw. I kind-of like messing around with the welder, and even got a few things to stick together. So, I have a lot of ideas, and now I'll have time to see if I can get any of those ideas to amount to anything.
I have a new idea that a lot of people who like rustic style, will like. I haven't seen it anywhere on the internet yet. I have had many calls from potential customers over the years requesting a quote for a product like this, but I couldn’t fulfill their orders simply because I didn’t have the right wood. What I am thinking will make it easy for everybody, including me.
I am not going to disclose it just yet, but when I get some inventory built up, It will be all over the place, and of course other people will take my idea and run with it.
DON'T FORGET, I have been selling the E-Z Log Tenon Cutters for about 13 years now. If you are looking for a way to make log furniture, and want a tenon cutter that adjusts to the size tenon you want, instead of buying the pencil sharpener (one size) type tenon cutters, check us out. I have 45’s and 90’s in stock, spare blades, parts if you lose a screw, and all you have to do is go to https://www.rusticwoodworking.com and check it out. Kits are available too.
I'll keep ya posted.
We will soon be able to cut up some cedar logs that range in diameter from 8" up to over 12". Those logs are finally dry enough to slice.
If you would like a specific thickness, please let me know.