How to Make Charcoal

This afternoon I got a call from a friend that lives near my sawmill/shop and he asked if I had been up there today. Well, the rest pretty much writes itelf.

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We went up to check out the damage and maybe see if we could salvage anything, but the salvaging didn’t take long. Everything was vaporized, except the heavy iron, which is still pretty dead. I was amazed at how my tool boxes, which had drawers so full that you couldn’t close them, had almost nothing in them. I have saved a couple “C” clamps and a carpenter’s square so far, but that may be it. It was raining (about 12 hours too late), so we just left. Will find out more soon.

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About wunderwoods

Hi! My name is Scott Wunder and I am the owner of WunderWoods Custom Woodworking. We build wine cellars, built-ins and furniture from local woods, here in St. Louis, MO. Recently, I finished a three-year term as the President of the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild, which had me writing a monthly article for our newsletter. I love to write, especially about wood, and found that I still had more to say. Every day I run into something wood related that I realize some of my customers don't know and this seems like a great forum for sharing what I have learned (instead of telling the same story to each person). The main thing to remember is that I try to keep it light and as my wife always reminds people that have just met me, "He is joking."

8 responses to “How to Make Charcoal”

  1. Tony Piel says :

    Dude – I’m totally sad to see this.

  2. Steve Palmer says :


    Very sorry to hear the news. Good luck rebuilding.

    Steve Palmer

  3. thekiltedwoodworker says :

    Ah, no, Scott! Not good at all!

  4. DAD says :

    Great blog. The writing is so crystal clear and discriptive—almost like a picture.

    I’m off all week. Got anythng for me to do?

  5. Sue & Jerry says :

    OMG !!!! Scott we are so sorry to see this. Mom told us about it.

  6. Gena & Tom says :

    Wow Scott! We’re so sad to see these pictures. Guess we know what to get you for Christmas (& birthday, fathers day, etc. :-))

  7. Mike Sanders says :

    Dude! That is the WORST!!! What are you going to do?

  8. Mike Emanuel says :

    I can only imagine how you must feel. If you need any help rebuilding let me know.

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