This week LOGJAM finally broke into the local art market with the placement of some of our slab furniture at the gallery space at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax!
Earlier this Fall, our friend Patrick, came home to no home. During his absence, his house and outbuildings burned to the ground, leaving what looked like a bomb site. Small propane tanks and perhaps gasoline in what once was a motor home contributed to the utter destruction.
LOGJAM was a feature of the second annual LandCare Rocks the River celebration in Fries, VA. Our group consisted of Don Call, Rick Cavey, Will Osborne, and Scott Jackson-Ricketts. This event was sponsored by Grayson LandCare with 1200 in attendance, (Sunday, July 29, 2018). Live music, food, beer, and several vendors also helped rock the afternoon.
All six members of LOGJAM got together on this beautiful Spring weekend to lend a hand towards some group infrastructure projects.
Helping to get Scott’s old shop insulated for future furniture showroom and slab storage.
Sawing 6x12 poplar beams for Rick’s future sawmill shed.
Our resident expert on the organic properties of wood, Don Pridgen, weighs in.
Using wood as a construction material is a particularly beautiful thing. Unlike modern man-made materials, wood will continue to move and react to natural conditions long after the living tree has fallen. In fact, the natural events that the living tree experienced in its lifespan can often be seen at the sawmill, through the drying process, and in the final timber product. As craftsman with wood as our medium, we are always conscious that wood is a living material and how this affects the lifetime performance of our products. In fact, the living nature of wood should be celebrated.
The following is some PhD level stuff, based on experience, with a very real and applicable perspective...
Up on Buck Mountain... we set up our equipment with the the windmill whirring overhead and began sawing a small mountain of red oak, ash and cherry logs that had been recovered from fallen trees.