cutting boards

Discussion in 'North-East Thailand Road Trip Reports' started by gerhardveer, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    first step: planing

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    shaping off the bark

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    ready to use....

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  2. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    Safety first?...

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    the result

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    ..planed
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    musicbox - the machines are not loud enough...

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    sharp thing

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  3. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    cutting sheets

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    cutting the bark

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    cutting squares, the rest becomes charcoal

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  4. gerhardveer

    gerhardveer Ol'Timer

    [h=1]2012 Cutting boards[/h] Passing a village on the way from Roi Et to Phon Tong I saw that they sold there the wooden cutting boards mainly made by hard tamarind trees you see everywhere in Thailand. By chance I took a small road on the right side - one of those typical "exploration tours" with the bike where I often find hidden but interesting places - and I drove through a small forest full of smoke. The reason were charcoal pits, but they only took the rests of wood to produce the coal - the main work was the production of those cutting boards I saw passing the village. The usual procedure followed: Stranger stops his bigbike - everybody looks and laughs (we are in Thailand were people smile and don't grumble when they see strangers!) - small talk about this and that with big laughter again - they give me a glass with fresh'n cold water - and then:BIG PHOTOSESSION!! Have a look yourself....

    GPS: N16 12.002 E103 54.592

    raw materials

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    starting early...
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  5. Ashley_Con

    Ashley_Con New Member

    This is the great illustration of a so hard process. Thanks for sharing.
     

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