Annnndddd the poplar logs are done! About 93 logs and we got enough to board and batten the 40ft shipping container as well as these 5 crates of 1″ boards and one tall crate of bigger boards ( mostly 2×10’s, 2×12’s).
Diary of a sawyer (newbie stage)
I have been trying out some different band saw mill blades this past month. The blade on the bottom having already gone through the mill, past due for sharpening, the result of this newbie sawyer not knowing when to stop and change the blade. The top blade is a different brand, new out of the box and ready to start cutting.
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?
I milled another blue denim pine log on Thursday. It too is 8ft long, 4 inches thick, and averages 6-7 inches wide. Check the For Sale page to see if it is still available. Here is a short video.
Continue reading Fireplace mantle blue denim pine #20161117-2
I cut this fireplace mantle yesterday. The board is 8ft long, 4 inches thick and 7-8 inches wide for about 6ft and then narrows to 6 inches for the remaining two feet. Check the For Sale page to see if its still available. Here is a short video. Continue reading Fireplace mantle blue denim pine #20161117
Cleaning up a 8ft pine that features blue staining (blue denim) and a lot of character along the perimeter of the log. Bugs be doing what bugs do when a log is on the ground for a couple months.
I have a couple 12 inch diameter Trembling Aspen logs in the yard. Today I took some time to cut some different thicknesses, just to see what it looks like and how well the mill cuts aspen. It did a good job milling down to 1/8 inch thickness. Continue reading Cutting veneer on the saw mill
What to do…what to do? This is not a large timber, its actually a branch from a bigger pine tree that was felled earlier this year. Its next up on the sawmill for cutting, just have not yet decided what to do.
I slabbed these boards from a curve in a trunk a couple days ago. I think its spruce. About 1 inch thick. The overall length is about 53 inches. The width at the apex of the curve is 6-8 inches. The overall height is 10-12 inches. Live edges. Check the For Sale page for price and if still for sale.
You see logs? I saw logs! 🙂 Really… I cant. 🙂 (A cant is a sawyer’s word for cutting a square timber from a log). (That’s me in the orange t-shirt.)