Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Living Large

I have been out of the shop lately on vacation. Nice to get out and see the world on occasion. On our trip through Charleston we had to stop and visit the majestic Angel Oak on John's Island. There is nothing like standing next to the largest living thing on the east coast. This oak is more than 1500 years old and has branches that touch and grow under ground. If you are ever in the area you must visit this tree.

 We mellowed out on Surfside Beach in South Carolina. I think I woke up everyday at 5:30 to shoot sunrise photos over the ocean. I'm sure my Face Book friends are tired of them. It was nice to do nothing for a week but I am glad to get back to what I love.
 Later this week Charles Brock is coming by the shop to film an episode of the Highland Woodworker. I also have a class to teach the following week then back to chair making.


  1. Greg: not on the subject of having fun...but...can you tell me if it's possible to make anything worth having out of a mulberry tree?
    I just cut down a 12-15" and the wife cried. I was thing the son or daughter might have something made from it...perhaps a rocker. Gary

  2. Hey Gary, I do not have much experience with Mulberry but do know it has wonderful color and turns very nice. It would be worth splitting into billets for legs and stretchers, arms, etc..maybe for a stool or simple side chair.
    If you are local and can cut to at least 4'-6' long I would be glad to mill on the sawmill for you.