Hardwoods odds and ends

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Yo, guys.
I did a quick vid on a few hardwoodsman tips.
[youtube]iOBQaRW7ZQs[/youtube]

Hope you dig it and let me know what you think.
Iz
 
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Cool Iz! Around here in some areas we have eastern red cedar. The bark is real stringy and crumbles easily, and when dry catches a spark well. You can usually find a tree that is a bit sappy, so it's a double plus.
 
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I agree, brother . Eastern Red is probably one of my most favorite trees in the world.
I did a video on it.

[youtube]4OW1h2Je2Jw[/youtube]


Then I did some experimenting with the resin. I got it to light just like pine pitch but I can't get it collected in any quantity.:(
I've tried tapping and scarring both with no luck. Any ideas?
Iz
 
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Ah, thats a tought one. Its good stuff, but I cant seem to gather any as well. What a great tree though.
 
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It's been a long time since I've worked with it. If I recall, the sap tends to run better in the spring. Instead of scarring the trunk, try cutting one of the lower, larger limbs. You'll likely have to cut it, leave it, then come back a few days later.
 
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I tapped in the spring and early summer, no dice.
I'll try the limb thing next year and see what happens.
Thanks, man.
Iz
 
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