|Can you see waste?|
Today I am a big believer that every piece of wood has a purpose, and it may take some time to know when and where to use it, but one day the wood will speak to you. In years pass when an old master would say let the wood speak to you, I would say to myself what in the world is this person thinking. Q-tips aisle 6, for my ears must be clogged. Let the wood speak to you!!!!
Well now I understand, beauty is the eye of the beholder. The life and journey of any species of wood is a special one, and its up to us to share its beauty. So for me saw mills is where I want to buy my lumber, forget the lumber yards I want something local and weird. What ever they have I make due, for as craftsman I should have the skills to work it and make something grand. For added fuel to the fire please listen to the words of Mr. Hank Gilpin himself and visit his website; http://hankgilpin.com.