Mike Lillyman

Mike has always loved spending time outdoors with the quiet and the trees. Bonus points are always found when he comes across a cute animal. This has naturally led him to a career working within the forest, and with the wood it produces. He loves being able to share that knowledge with others and make sure they start off on the right power tool.

Box Elder Wood Uses

Box Elder Wood Uses

Boxelder is the third corner of the Soft Maple Triangle. The lightest and, sadly, the weakest of the Maples, however, it does have some excellent and endearing characteristics. I’m always a little wary of common names for different wood species. It creates confusion, so if you come across Manitoba Maple. Ash-leaved Maple. or Boxelder Maple

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magnolia wood uses

Magnolia Wood Uses

There are three types of Magnolia that provide timber for woodworkers. They all share common characteristics that make generalizations of Magnolia wood uses possible. The most appreciated quality of the three Magnolia timbers is the straight grain which makes it easy to use with both hand and power tools. The three species are: Magnolia acuminata

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Juniper Wood Uses

Juniper Wood Uses

Some woods lend themselves to individualistic expression, and Juniper will never make it to the Ikea Store. I love it. Just when you think you have got it down, it becomes a Cedar. Juniperus communis is the common Juniper, and Juniperus virginiana is the Eastern Red Cedar. As some sort of compensation, the Eastern Red

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