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Traditional bells sound better thanks to oak yokes and belfries

How to get the best sound out of a church bell? German experts with 300-year of experience claim it takes great skill and something more - a yoke from oak wood!

Forest Owners Sawing Beetle-Kill and Windfall Logs to Add Value

Need to clear the forest after a windfall? Are there trees affected by the bark beetle? One profitable solution is to saw damaged logs into more valuable lumber for homesteads and sale.

Making end grain cutting boards in Canada

Located on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Larch Wood Canada handcrafts wooden end grain cutting boards from larch wood. In addition to its beautiful coloring and grain patterns, Larch Wood specializes in end grain cutting boards as they are durable and feature a self-healing cutting surface.

A small sugarhouse for maple syrup production on family farm

With the help of Wood-Mizer LT40 sawmill Herbert Butterfield built a small barn out of white pine and ash on his family farm in Charlotte, Michigan. In this barn he made a sugarhouse for maple syrup production.

From Ice Cubes to Ice Hotels – A Norwegian Ice Cutter Modernizes a Traditional Art Form

Thomas Orderud, owner and operator of DesignIce, started harvesting ice from a local lake in Southeastern Norway about 15 years ago. Today Thomas can supply “everything from ice cubes to ice hotels” from his frosty 400 square meter workshop. Even in the winter he keeps the temperature at a steady -5 degrees Celcius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) so his 500-600 ton stock of ice blocks stay frozen solid.

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