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Wood Utilization

  

1993 Hats Off to an Urban Wood Pioneer   CNN Report from Heirloom Wood Design; 2:50 minutes; A video featuring an early municipal wood utilization program.

 

Making a Cherry Wood Table from a Log - From the cherry tree to a live edge, breadboard end, table. Just a quick video show the process from start to finish. A note about the breadboard ends: only the middle tennons are glued and the mortises toward the outside are large to allow for wood movement, mostly shrinkage in this case as the wood still has a lot of moisture. Have fun woodworking and good luck! Published on Aug 27, 2015

 

Portable Sawmill Business - Red Rooster Sawmill  Roger Branson with Red Rooster Sawmill teams up with woodworker Martin Goebel of Goebel & Co.

 

Urbana's Hackberry Tree Feature Update #1
Urbana's Hackberry Tree Feature Update #2
Urbana's Hackberry Tree Feature Update #3
Urbana's Hackberry Tree Feature Update #4

This video series tells the story of the Urbana's Sim Hackberry Tree that was cut down on February 9th, 2014. It’s legacy will live on through these video stories and the products that were made from this historic tree. Published on Aug 14, 2015
  

Urbana's Landscape Recycling Center  Produced through Urbana Public Works. 3:04 Minutes. This video provides an overview of Urbana, IL Landscape Recycling Center.  It uses a drone to show the overall process from delivery of materials to final product. Published on February, 2016. 3:04 Minutes. 

  

Woodturning Holey Hallow Vase by Custom Chris; 11:28 minutes; Published on May 29, 2015

 

Woodturning Stump Craft by Custom Chris; 17:31 minutes; Published on Aug 28, 2014 Ye old bush stump makes the best looking bowl. by Custom Chris; 17:31 minutes; Published on Aug 28, 2014 Ye old bush stump makes the best looking bowl.

 

WOW!!! Master Craftsperson - Expanding Round Table

Explanation of How the Expanding Round Table Works

 

Forest Fast Breaks - Green Buildings  by Dovetail Partners; Inc. 1:52 minutes.  This video from the series of forest fast break videos features Green Buildings. Here is the link to other Forest Fast Break Videos.

 

Forest Fast Breaks - Urban Forest Wood Usage  by Dovetail Partners; Inc. 1:53 minutes.  This video from the series of forest fast break videos features Urban Forest Wood Usage. Here is the link to other Forest Fast Break Videos.

 

Forest Fast Breaks - Wood Products  by Dovetail Partners; Inc. 1:36 minutes.  This video from the series of forest fast break videos features Wood Products. Here is the link to other Forest Fast Break Videos.

 

Remove and Repurpose: Increasing the value of urban wood 

December 9, 2015
Steve Bratkovich, Dovetail Partners
Dave Gamstetter, Cincinnati Park Board

 

Archive - Firewood Workshop
April 21, 2016
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
Keedysville, MD
 
This 1-day workshop was an educational and networking event to provide the firewood processing industry with the latest knowledge about processing, kiln drying, and marketing of firewood. For more information about workshop results, contact Harry Watt (North Carolina State University's Wood Products Extension) at 704-880-5034 or Jonathan Kays (University of Maryland Extension Program) at 301-432-2767.
 
 
Presentation topics included updates on the Tree Care Industry Association's draft urban forest products standard; overview of mechanical harvesting of urban trees in Kenosha County, WI; updates from Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin; and an overview of Michigan State University's Sustainable Wood Recovery Initiative.
 
Cord Wood Boilers: Success Stories in Commercial Applications  by Wood Education and Resource Center; 1hr 25min 20sec; was held June 1, 2016.
This virtual workshop highlighted four successful wood energy conversion projects: Fort Faith Bible Camp, YMCA Storer Camp, Michigan Technological University's Ford Forestry Center, and Harvard Forest. Each presentation provides an overview of the facility; images of the installation; a description of the costs and savings associated with the project; and details about owner feedback, lessons learned, and operating issues.
 
 
Is Woody Biomass Energy Right for You? Using Feasibility Studies and Life Cycle Analyses to Explore Options by Wood Education and Resource Center; 1hr 26min 27sec; was held July 27, 2016.
This virtual workshop highlighted three wood energy feasibility studies at the Georgia State Prison Complex, Holderness School, and Menominee Tribal Enterprises. The event featured in depth presentations on the use of life-cycle cost analyses in the wood energy evaluations at all three sites.