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  • scotia carver
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    Thanks RV
    , I have a few pieces of YC drying in my shop, should be ready any day I get to them . the red cedar is ready to go anytime now, I am waiting till after.new years when we return fron Newfie.
    Bruce

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  • Brian T
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    SJ probably doesn't treat WRC, only cost effective. PacNW thinking is that by the time a totem pole falls down, the person represented by those totems is probably dead. Old poles are not stood up again. Many remnants, even on Haida Gwaii last for a couple of centuries but 60-100 years is more like it. By then, I suppose that you might have your very own mortuary pole.
    I guess YC isn't as weather-worthy or there would be more poles carved from it. Lots of indoor things, though.

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi RV
    Iam not sure that the cedar gets treated, I know Stella Jones orders western red cedar and gets the odd yellow cedar pole in a car load. I will check that out on Monday, I can't remember ever treating cedar poles when I worked there.
    Bruce

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  • Brian T
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    Chamaecyparis nootkatensis? BC probably has more than Alaska has ever seen.
    If what you got is YC, it stinks like the rest of it does. But, it carves like butter when very dry.

    Why the Hello somebody believes that it has to be treated for preservation is anyone's guess.
    Read a little of the history = you don't need to mess with this stuff.

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Rv
    I have a couple of pieces of western red cedar about five feet long and some smaller pieces yellow cedar that i sourced from Stella Jones pressure treating plant in Truro. Whats is the difference between Alaskan yellow cedar and what comes from BC?
    Bruce

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  • scotia carver
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    Thanks Terry
    I am still look for theguy with the oak barrels LOL
    Bruce

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Dileon
    I couldn't find a space suit with a helmet large enough for my swelled head LOL, I started wearing my shop coat today, sneaked into the house a couple of times with out being told I smelled like mold >
    Bruce

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  • DiLeon
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    Still wound have love to seen you in that space suit carving....LOL

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  • Nomad
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    Congrats Bruce!

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  • Brian T
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    There's such a glut of wood here, bartering isn't going to happen unless you had some exotic.
    I don't mind buying from the local small mills. They're almost in a row, 15 mins out of town.
    I have not seen such food bartering as this autumn. I've traded bison for most everything I think I'll use this winter.
    Couple of chicken people have taken quite a shine to a couple of WIP carvings on the bench, we shall see in spring.

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  • scotia carver
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    Hi Rv
    I would say you got a delicous deal, I have never had elk. my brother in law in Corner Brook Nl just sent me over a care package of assorted moose meat, I have to trade him off with use of my car when he comes over.
    Bruce

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  • scotia carver
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    Thanks
    SW
    Yes it is nice to get something of value in a trade, I like carving in pine
    Bruce

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  • Brian T
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    Good deal for everybody. Never hurts to have a variety of woods on hand. What techniques do you use to prevent long run-out splits?

    A dozen big house plants in big pots, I just wanted them gone. No barter, just gone. Out of my face. Taking up room. Unloaded them all in one trip to a local business office.
    Phone call to stop by the next morning. Owner has a sack of elk T-bone steaks, roasts and burger waiting for me.

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  • Spiritwolfe
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    Everything always works out in the end. I'm really happy for you Bruce. This is good news.
    White pine is lovely. I personally love the smell of pine also.

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  • scotia carver
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    Cedar Deal

    Hi Y'all
    I made a deal today with some of the eastern white cedar that my wife told me to get rid of. ,one of my fellow carving club members wanted some cedar and she had some nice eastern white pine she wanted to trade for my cedar. , I love these barter trades when no out of pocket $$$$ are involved.The deal will be finalized on Tuesday evening at our carving club meeting.
    Bruce
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