Monthly Archives: July 2010

Boas in Escazú

Seen a 3 foot female boa by our house in Escazu twice now, and a 6 footer was seen today… they’re everywhere! and sooo cute! Nope, not venomous. I think they are living on the field mice. <a href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BarryBiesanz?rel=author”>Barry Biesanz Google+</a>

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Biesanz Woodworks in the news

Barry turned for the television crews, and he and Minor Loaiza did interviews for the cameras. It was for the Costa Rican Channel 6 morning magazine program “Giros.” <a href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BarryBiesanz?rel=author”>Barry Biesanz Google+</a>

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Very determined beetles…

Scyllaridae beetle holes in cocobolo rosewood sapwood, and some in the heartwood too. They can even work lignum vitae, but it takes longer! These woods are so dense that they sink in water, so you can imagine how hard the beetles have to work.

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On Sanding

When I was just starting out I met a professor of woodwork from San Diego who was hanging out in CR for a while. He told me that he taught his students that one way of looking at woodworking was that each operation removes the signs of the previous operation. The planer smooths out the […]

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