woods - eating and cooking

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DutchWalker

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Apr 25, 2011
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Netherlands
now there is a fantastic idea put in use for bow and hand drill as well and we could really have a good reference table

categories for a new list might include

good for carving
good for using as a utensil
good for hot fire boiling
good for hot coals
good for use in bow drill
good use in hand drill
can we put in toxicity if not anecdotal ?


what do you recon ?
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
 

GAV4570

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Aug 23, 2011
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Bartow FL.USA
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
 

gliderrider

Forager
Oct 26, 2011
185
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Derbyshire, UK
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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Mesquite

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Mar 5, 2008
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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.

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.
 

England Ram

Tenderfoot
Dec 5, 2011
50
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Derby
Tried to download but says file is no longer there:-(

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
 

capt.dunc

Forager
Oct 11, 2011
100
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dundee
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.
 

ScoobySnacks

Tenderfoot
May 14, 2012
52
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Berkshire
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?
 
Jul 18, 2011
6
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on moor
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