Gifts Given; More Building with Butternut

In the last issue of the eZine, Rob shared the gifts he’d given to his grandchildren (and other family members) this past Christmas.

We heard from a couple of eZine readers who also wanted to share their holiday gift-giving efforts. – Editor

“I also made toys for my granddaughters. I attached some photos for you.” – Bob Swierzawski

“I made seven handheld multi-laminated mirrors, two toy spinning tops, one birdfeeder, two multicolored wood cutting boards. Will be spending several hours cleaning shop.” – Jim Rojas

“Great work on those vehicles, my friend. No doubt in my mind anybody of young age would love something like that, and when some age has come to their years they will respect the hand crafting that went into them.” – Dennis Young

We’re also still hearing from a few of you who wanted to share your experience with butternut wood, in reaction to this editorial. – Editor


“I thought I was the only one obsessed with butternut. I have been hoarding it for more than 20 years.  I usually get it from local loggers and have it sawed. I dry it in my Ebac and stack it until I use it.  Here are just a few of the projects I have finished in the past few years.” –  Bob Boles

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