One of our spring jobs is crossed of the old to-do list, in winter no less. We were asked by my Aunt across the lake to take down five pine trees in the spring. They stood about 40 feet tall and were located quite close to her house. After the last wind storm, lots of branches broke off making a mess on her lawn. Most living branches were about 20 or more feet up. The rest were gone. This is what we started with.
A local had Jim and I remove a large baby barn from their back yard. They just wanted it gone, contents and all. Sure. No problem. Here is what we were working with.
Happy Thanksgiving. We had a busy weekend.
On Friday afternoon, we met up with Dave Restoule, the arborist we worked with a few times before to take down the remaining trees at my Moms place. In May (hard to believe it was that long ago) we worked with Dave to take down, I think it was 4 maple trees that were 70 feet tall. Got a nice bit of firewood from those. Some were rotten at the base though.
Wednesday afternoon we ran errands and that included picking up fuses for the skidsteer’s grapple. That evening Jim put in the new fuses and we were back in business. Thursday morning we worked in the office and then headed out to the mill to put a dent in the pile of logs we still have to mill.
Before we could begin we had to move the pile of lumber we already milled.
We didn’t waste any time getting back to operation cleanup!! The next morning we headed out and first up was loading the newly re-built wood bin with the pile of maple firewood we picked up for free in Guysborough. We had to cut and split them. I just set aside any that were too large and they would be split smaller later.
On Saturday morning we built a log planter and it was free!!! That is the best kind of planter. It turned out great, follow along and see how we did it.
Last week I started experimenting with making trencher bowls (also called dough bowls). The experiment is to see what will come from drying a green carved slab of wood indoors. Continue reading
You would think it was the interrogation of a tree. The glow of the spot light, high intensity on its subject. But there’s a wacky reason why. View the video to see why.
This morning a video finished yesterday was uploaded to my YouTube channel. The last couple of days I have been trying my hands at chainsaw carving trees. Continue reading
Taking a crack at carving a tree from a block of what I think is Trembling Aspen. One thing is for certain, when cutting with the grain on this wood, you need a really sharp chain, as you will see in the video. Continue reading