One dreary January morning we finally lost our old re-saw to the bandmill in the sky (the bandsaw we used for re-sawing boards & beams rather than cutting logs) commonly known as the scrap yard!
This was a wood working machine from our old bandmill was engineered and built by John Pickles & Sons of Hebden Bridge (see the lovely red painted lettering) goodness knows how long ago but we think the John Pickles company was manufacturing at the turn of the century (the 1900’s!).
Walnut boards always makes me think of Aero chocolate bars… which I haven’t even had for years.
It’s these lovely little pieces of bubbly grained English Walnut boards, they’re busier than one of Peter’s Hawaiian shirts! And speaking of the Master & Commander of the Kiln Dried Shed, he’s been having a tidy up in the English Walnut bay because the new stock is in and he’s chopped off some long ends because they make his bay look untidy.
It’s True! The fruit of the Walnut tree is deemed a ‘super food’.
The Walnut, full of antioxidants, it is of great nutritional benefit to us humans. So it stands to reason that the wood of the tree is a ‘super wood’, full of incredible qualities and of huge nutritional benefit to us humans… well Ok, maybe not nutritional, but undoubtedly of benefit.
It sounds ominous… “The Rack” but it really isn’t.
It’s a timber rack … it’s a rack for timber.
The timber rack is shelves, slots, gaps, rails, uprights, bays and whatever else you want to call them for keeping bits of wood off the floor… off the forklift.. off the saw bench… off the planer thicknesser.. off the rollers on the bandmill.. off the kitchen worktop.. and off my desk!!! (more…)