three stumps arrived this morning

I've only worked with a few stumps so far, and I can tell you, there's nothing easy or fast about making furniture from a stump.  The blades dull quickly, and that is If we get all the dirt and rocks out of the crevices. These three stumps completely filled up this big dump truck.  Hopefully my 6000 pound fork lift will be able to move them around before we remove the dirt.  The wood in a root seems to be hard and difficult to work. But, this morning it's feeling like Christmas.  I can't wait to get into them.  The grain patterns in these roots are usually, well, almost mesmerizing.  To be the first (well second) to see a wonderous grain pattern is humbling. 

Robin Wade