Spooktacular carved tree

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A spooky way to decorate your Halloween display.

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.

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Trembling Aspen Chainsaw Carved Tree

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Slabbing the block

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 Trembling Aspen Chainsaw Carved Tree

Turkey Log Bird

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Wood you believe?

I find that when I need to take my mind off of the day to day things, I go into the workshop. However with no power, there’s not a lot I’d like to do with manual tools. I do have my chainsaw, so I set about creating some wood chips. Continue reading Turkey Log Bird

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.