Lumber on board
All aboard! 🙂 This is what 1,453 board feet of spruce and hemlock lumber looks like. A whole bunch of 8ft boards, a pallet of 12ft and some 16ft for good measure.
Rough spruce lumber
The term rough lumber generally refers to fully dimension lumber. Let’s use 2×4’s as an example. While this size lumber at the big box stores are measured at 1.5×3.5 inches, it’s generally called a “2×4”. Why? Well, there are historical reasons, but for now the simple answer is because when the board comes off the mill, it is 2 x 4 inches in size, after which it is planed on 4 sides and dried, thus reducing its dimensions. The lumber produced from this log is double rough, and I’ll explain why.
Vintage logging – Advertisements
Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging are about advertisements from the different companies that played a role in forestry and manufacturing of lumber.
With our skidsteer still down for track repairs, we have to keep moving with deliveries.
Vintage logging – carpenters
Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the carpenters who built, well, everything throughout history.
Initial test cut of a D&L Timber Tech 180º Swing Blade Saw Mill
Our D&L Timber Tech 180º swing blade saw mill arrived in late March. I think it was March. Anyway, its been a while. Just finding some time to get it set up and now at the stage of fine tuning the kerf cut in vertical and horizontal planes.
Vintage Logging – Lumber Machinery
Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging and forestry photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about lumber machinery.
Vintage Logging – Lumber Jills
Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging and forestry photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about lumber jills.
Spring saw milling
We had a fairly mild winter so far as snow depth is concerned. Nowhere near the brutal amount that northern New Brunswick got. The lack of snow though has meant that with the cold air, the frost has gone deep into the ground. Which is ok if you are walking and driving machines over the ground but eventually the frost has to leave and it ill make for a soppy, wet mess to deal with. This year’s to do list will involve a lot of water course management.
2×4 lumber made from balsam fir
Having previously slabbed the trees to make the rough stock lumber, today I squared the boards on the jointer and tablesaw, making the final passes through the planer.
I need eleven pieces of 2×4 for an upcoming project.