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woods - eating and cooking

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by littlebiglane, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. DutchWalker

    DutchWalker Member

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    Hi guys,

    Been working on an excel sheet of this information. The first sheet is in English, the second one in Dutch (more useful to me ;) )
    I really like jdlenton's suggestion, especially the information for the drills would be much appreciated but all other tips are welcome too.
    Let's make this spreadsheet something every bushcrafter should print and carry (or have memorized :p).

    Linky (can't attach it here :( ): http://depositfiles.com/files/vlgzlk2bt
     
  2. GAV4570

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    the ones i craft with oak sycamore pine i know there good for all the thing i do but will check out some that is on the list that you good folks posted thank all
     
  3. Richard and Paula B

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    Hi there, first question, ref your wood list. Fs is fire starter? Tx toxic? Cd is?
    Regards.
     
  4. Whittler Kev

    Whittler Kev Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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  5. gliderrider

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    When working with wood, it isnt just about Toxicity and Poisens. Many woods that are fine to eat from may be dangerouse to work due to the carcenagenic effect of the dust particles.

    OK, this isnt such a big issue when carving with knives, but sanding, and machine tools can give you some pretty nasty cancers.

    I'm not knit picking, just making you aware. I was a Chippy for many years, so that aspect of woodworking is old hat to me.

    Also remember that you can eat Poisens and still be un affected, but If you breath(Dust & Smoke) the same amount of poisens can be badly affected, as your gut is evolved to weed out Toxins, yet your lungs will put the Toxin strait into contact with your bloodstream.
     
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  6. LuckyDucky

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    JUst watching ray mears on eden and he has a wooden carved bowl i want to make one like it but i havnt the foggyest where to get the wood.
     
  7. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    I've got a bit of Cherry that was cut about 2 months ago. I can let you have a piece of that of you want some :)

    It's about 5 inches in diameter so would make a nice small kuksa or a bowl.
     
  8. LuckyDucky

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    Wow that would be great.
     
  9. England Ram

    England Ram Tenderfoot

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    Tried to download but says file is no longer there:-(

     
  10. capt.dunc

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    just been doing some reading up on woodwork, you can develop a sensitivity to handling birch and willow, and douglas fir splinters are prone to going septic.
     
  11. ScoobySnacks

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    The file seems to have disappeared. I'd love to get my hands on it, what a brilliant reference to carry in your survival kit. Only issue is identifying the trees now, maybe a picture of leaf and reproductive parts could be added to aid ID?
     
  12. Sale

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    On some websites they say that birch tea is slightly toxic. No scientific reports though...
     
  13. Elen Sentier

    Elen Sentier Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I drink birch leaf tea when I'm out, not masses but maybe a large cup every other day. I have some at home too now and again. never had any ill effects. My aunt first gave it to me back in the 1950s, the family had used for ever.
     
  14. Elen Sentier

    Elen Sentier Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    That's useful to know, thanks.
     
  15. Elen Sentier

    Elen Sentier Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Another very useful thread ...
     
  16. CelticRoots

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    Does anyone have that document with all the info on?

    As has been mentioned before, that depositfiles link is dead. :/
     
  17. 2trapper

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    Why hazel is CD, but not FS? I used several times Hazel for sausages sticks without problems
     
  18. adamzam15

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    are there any good books that cover this?
     
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    Dog wood derives from dagger wood good for sausages, split a finger size in two with small bit to hold apart . thicker pieces can be used to grill fish or make a rack to cure meat and smoke, though a piece of juniper on the Barbie 4 me
     
  20. TallTom

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    Hi guys, great thread.
    Any ideas on Laural and Fig?
     

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