Photographer's Note

The purpose of this photo is to show what this man does for business. He cuts up maple blocks for a company in Memphis. He makes wooden blocks for the Gibsons guitar company. This man has been doing this for a number of years now. Besides blocks he also sells wooden chunks of wood for local craftsmen and wood turners as well. This is a horizontal bandsaw that has a 30hp gas motor that powers the blade to cut through logs.
This is my friend Matske. He used to go into the forest to bring in logs for his work. But lately a few natives have been bringing them in for him. The only good way to tell if the block is worth buying is if the block has the kind of grain that Metkse is looking for. And if there are the slightest imperfestions in the block...its chucked into the scrap bin . In the winter months I take these scrap pieces home and stack it for next years firewood. There is nothing like a nice open fire on a cold winter evening with nice hot burning maple.

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Additional Photos by Paul Enns (PJE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
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