I milled some of the smaller sugar maple limbs for live edge slabs. The limbs had a curve to them, so I cut them live edge to get the most I could from the limbs. The limbs were about 9-10 inches wide.
Today I set about to slab the remaining trunk portion of this big ol’ sugar maple tree. This is not the stump. The trunk at the stump is well, still on the stump. It was cut this high off of the ground to safely fell the tree.
About two weeks ago I sliced up some wood cookies as an experiment.
Now its time to set it aside and let it dry naturally, and see what happens.
Nov 5 2016 – Spent the morning milling some 1.5 x 5.5 larch and spruce to construct memorial crosses for the families who have lost loved ones on a dangerous stretch of the #104 highway between New Glasgow and Antigonish. Continue reading Memorial Crosses
Finally getting some seat time to move the pile of dirt in the work yard. It’ll be good to have the extra space to maneuver around. Continue reading Work yard expansion
I got some balsam poplar logs in the yard this week. I’m going to mill up most of it for lumber but I might try a few other projects with it. Has anybody used it for woodworking projects?
Pine boards I slabbed last fall were stacked in the garage. Apparently there was not enough air flow and the boards started to ‘turn’. Continue reading Salvaging pine boards
“Can you make me an Apple Basket?” she asked. “Sure” I said. “How big?” I asked. “To fit that new flower pot” she said. Alrighty then. Now HOW to make it!! Continue reading Apple Basket
Another way to quarter saw a log. I made up this image, if it helps anyone. It does produce wastage but it will provide you with true quarter sawn lumber. Continue reading Quarter saw a log
A customer send a picture of a twin size bed he made for his son from the got from us back in November and December of 2016. Continue reading Blue denim pine bed