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Bread & Wood

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White Ash Tree Milling

 

A special thanks to local Oxford woodturner, Glenn Johnson, who helped me mill, split, and haul a large, beautiful white ash tree.  Glenn cut several interesting wood chunks that he will be turning into stunning wood bowls.  If you haven't seen Glenn's beautiful bowls, well, you need to...  

 

We calculated the tree's age by the rings at the base at 50+ yrs.  So I guess the tree was just getting its start around the time the Beatles were recording their first hit, "Love Me Do."  Certainly a swell tune, but I'm more of a "Rocky Raccoon" kinda guy...right, Kim??  Though I don't have much love for the Emerald Ash Borer - the one responsible for this tree having to come down - my family and I will enjoy all the heat, hardwood products, and great conversations this tree will bring to my home and my local community.

 

I always like finding trees within Oxford city limits, where I live, because this will mean the wood will have been grown, cut, milled, dried, crafted, and finished all within my city limits....for this tree, a process that has taken over 50 years.

 

"The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more."  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

-Jason

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