Sheep and Woodworking Question
Well by now we all know that I have some sheep, and in the coming months will have lambs which will eventually end up going to the freezer. Obviously sheep have some unique qualities, one of which is wool, while the other is sheepskin. While I did not get this breed of sheep (Montadale)for their wool qualities, they do actually have high quality fleeces. For starters they are an all-white sheep, with a wonderful crimp and low lanolin (grease) count.
Now I have been doing a lot of carpentry work to build such things as feed racks and chutes for these sheep, but was wondering if maybe they could give something back to my woodworking hobby? Surely there must be a way I can integrate either wool or lambskin into a woodworking project. All I can think of is maybe gluing down an unwashed section of lambskin inside one of my hand plane cases so that I can occasionally run it across the sole for slipperiness. That's the only thought I have, does anyone else have any ideas on some possible uses of wool or sheepskin?
The commercial value is kind of low so I'll have plenty of it. (for $5 bucks a sheep too mind you) Here is a picture of what the wool looks like, but the guy doesn't look like he wants to really give it up does he?
Last edited by Travis Johnson; 11-16-2008 at 11:43 AM.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"