Milling lumber with Chainsaw today

Spent about 4 hours or saw making lumber today from the fir and spruce logs I had piled up behind the workshop. The logs were cut in summer 2014. The bark still on, they are starting to get buggy. So I slabbed some up to get some 2×4 or whatever I could get. The scraps and small logs were cut up for firewood.

This is the type of chain I use for slabbing the logs.

I keep forgetting that the GoPro camera damn near needs to be on top of the action to get some decent footage. View the video in full screen for a closer look.

Experimenting with router bits

Freud straight bit 1/8 inch
Freud straight bit 1/8 inch

While making my sliding garage screen door I got the idea for making use of some scrollsaw patterns I own. Maybe I could decor the door, you know, dress it up a bit. And it starts with router bits, what to use based on what’s available.

 

 

 

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Sliding Screen Door for the Garage

Screen door for the garage
Screen door for the garage

The attached garage is a place we use to store firewood during the winter. Usually we can keep about a cord at a time. For some time now I’ve wanted to have a screen door at the entrance to allow a cross breeze with the windows on the opposite side of the garage. It would help keep the humidity down, which is something I’ve noticed a lot this year.

So I present to you the nothing fancy sliding screen door.

 

 

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Flat file map cabinets make great workshop storage

Recycling map cabinet office furniture.
Recycled for workshop storage.

I purchased two of these 5 drawer map cabinets. They are big! Too big for the house, which was the original destination. They are 48 inches wide and 36 inches deep. Two units stacked on top of each other makes a height of 36 inches.

 

 

 

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Recycled map cabinets make for high capacity storage

Re-purpose cabinets for workshop storage
Recycling cabinets

I obtained this bulk lot of 20 map cabinets at a government surplus auction. I was going to keep a few and sell the rest. But, nobody was interested so I am recycling them as storage solutions for the workshop.

 

 

 

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