Thursday, September 08, 2005

Timberlines Guest Book

Given the 40 or so years of history at the CalCedar research department there were quite a few guest books filled. None more appropriate than the one I have photographed here to initiate my own Timberlines Guest Book.
Prior to relocation of our manufacturing and our main technical capabilities overseas we frequently hosted visits here in California by our customers, members of academia, other forest products industry participants and so forth from all around the world. Visitors to the research department remember the tours and the various centers of excellence developed under my grandfather Charles' leadership. These quite detailed tours were nearly always anchored on either end by two activities. First, each visitor was asked to sign the guest book upon arrival and then following the tour most visitors met with my grandfather in his office just off the library. There they had the opportunity to discuss, sometimes for hours, numerous subjects of great interest to Charles. Any such meeting might cover subjects as diverse as saw vibration and design, noise control in the factory and the proper grammar of how to say something in French.

I hope you will take the opportunity to comment here in the Timberlines guest book. While I can't promise you hours of discussion or such a range of intellect as my grand dad, I'd be happy to know your ideas and questions on topics you would like to see addressed in the Timberlines.

6 comments:

Steve, Woodstock GA said...

I don't think I've ever been the first in anything, except, it appears signing the Timberlines guest book. I recently purchased a dozen Forest Choice pencils, to add to the DT and Mirado brands I have around the house. Some time ago I decided I was a 2.5 man when it came to pencil hardness, but the FC has given me an appreciation for a good #2. I work on computers all day, and so rarely have an opportunity to write with pencil, but I keep an FC on my desk just in case, and to smell when I suffer from cubicle induced sensory deprivation. Now that I've joined the "pencil revolution" (to plug another favorite blog), I find myself on the lookout for other interesting pencil brands. I might try getting my hands on a Mongo next.

Libby said...

Hi,

Just want to say that I love your site. Very informative and your photos are to die for. Libby

Anonymous said...

Great blog. And the Palomino pencils are about the best made today. They stand up well not only to current pencils, e.g. Ticonderogas and Mirados (which they beat) but they stand up well to the classics of the past. I recently found a box of Koh-i-noor drawing pencils, 3B, and the Palominos are every bit as good.
Thanks, I hope the venture goes well. They world need more quality products, and the Palomino is the very definition of a quality product.

Thanks

Steve L.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making this blog and information possible. As a long time (25+ years) collector of pens and wood pencils, I'm very impressed with the quality of incense-cedar pencils. I've been a big fan of the German Lyra Kerby wood pencils and amazed by the quality of each pencil they produce...it's like holding a rare Mercedes-Benz in your hands, no kidding! Their graphite cores are very smooth as well.The American cedar pencils from Moon, and General pencil (e.g. No roller/932) are very good also with great, smooth cores. I think the biggest enjoyment I get out of cedar pencils is the foresty smell each pencil holds. Keep up the great work and keep adding to this site!

Matt, Pleasantville NY said...

Dude, I just want to say that your blog is great and that i totally love your Palomino and Forest Choice pencils. keep up the great work you've just picked up another customer for life. and since i'm practicing a trade where pencils are mandatory...you'll hear from me. maybe i'll send you a sample of some of the music your pencils generate....

WoodChuck said...

Would love to see that music sheet done in Palominos anytime. Certainly would be worthy of a post of yet another interesting and creative way to for pencil use.