Being Sensible

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Of the many pleasures of forest stewardship, using our good sense(s) rates high on the list.  Each forest and season has its own unique smells.  The feel of the winds change every day.  The taste of ripe berries or sautéed chanterelles, And let’s not forget the feeling of the rain trickling down your neck as […]

Solar Kiln Swings Into Gear

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With 3,000 board feet of Oregon white oak fully air dried and the sun each day rising higher in the sky, today we were pleased to wake up the kiln from its winter’s nap and apply the concentrated heat of the sun to the wood.  Within hours the temperature in the chamber rose to 150 deg. evaporating […]

Woods From the Woods – Inventory Highlights

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The array of Hyla Woods products is driven by what the forests provide, which means that we end up with a large range of products from the full suite of ten plus species that are part of the forests’ web.  Here are a few of the current highlights: – Specialty cedar paneling – 3/8″ x […]

Pecha Kucha Follow Up Resources

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Follow On Notes From Peter Hayes’ Pecha Kucha Presentation Feb. 12, 2015: First, the joke.  How about:  Q: What is the best definition of “perfect pitch”?  A: When the accordion is thrown into the dumpster and it lands right on the banjo.  (note – I am fully qualified to tell this type of cruel, discriminatory […]