When I make my kitchen-kits and spoons I work with fresh wood. The tree is taken down close by the workshop, mostly not more than a hundred meters away. I cut the log into suiting lengths and split the pieces. Then I split the half logs into smaller pieces and carve blanks from the fresh wood. The blanks are left to dry for a few days and then the finishing process of carving the blanks into spoons and spatulas starts. 
Working with fresh wood is a way to really work locally, and get your material as close as possible. The process of drying the wood becomes a part of the workprocess. There is no need for milling and drying wood, and therefore no need for transportations. The process of drying can be done without energyconsuming wood-drying facility.
The fresh wood can be taken right outside the workshop. The waste material becomes firewood or compost. Working with fresh wood is a way to process the wood locally from the felling of the tree to the finished product. 

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