The Great 2004 Ice Storm
Much of the wood that I use in my turnings is from the Pacific Northwest. I salvaged quite a lot after the Great January Ice Storm of 2004 that froze most of the Portland/Vancouver area. Here is my account of that storm, written shortly afterward.
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After the worst of the storm was over, I went out and took a series of photos of the damaged trees on our property. The damage was extensive, but selective in the types of trees that were affected. For example, the cedars were spared, but the alders were savaged.
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When I moved from Washington to Arizona in 2007, I brought with me at least thirty boxes of turning blanks salvaged from these trees. I'm still working my way through this stash!