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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 04-29-2014 01:54 PM 1223 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My gloat isn’t as large as others but it’s great for what I do,

I finely got around to milling the stock pile of logs I had on the rack for close to two years, still more to go so I’ll be sawing for a couple days, the woods on the table are from left to right Arizona Ash, Spalted Hackberry and China Berry, I will be milling some Mesquite next, the boards inside on the drying rack are China Berry that I got from a Neighbor directly behind me, he had several of these trees taken down and the logs outside on the rack are what I have left to mill, they are China Berry, Texas Cedar Elm, Mesquite and Pecan.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 04-29-2014 03:31 PM

I foresee a bunch of new boxes from that lumber!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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paxorion

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#2 posted 04-29-2014 03:36 PM

Those logs clean up quite nicely…

-- paxorion

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stefang

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 04:16 PM

Nice figure in that stock. Should make some real nice boxes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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CoachSchroeder

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#4 posted 04-29-2014 05:12 PM

You mill those on your bandsaw? What kind of jigs you using for that? I’m interested in doing something like that.

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-29-2014 05:28 PM

WOW, what a great supply of woods with great grains!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 04-29-2014 05:30 PM

Randy,

Looks like you’re busy! Are you using a 3/4 or 1/2 inch blade? Are these out of the spaulting pit?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 04-29-2014 05:39 PM

If you look at the third picture down you can see both the log sled and the bandsaw on the right, Tom since it’s a 14” bandsaw (riser a must) I’m using only 1/2” 3 tpi blades, the blades I get from a local supplier that makes them for me, $10.00 a pop.

Here is the sled
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Here’s the saw, along with the custom base I made for the saw.
Click for details

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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NormG

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#8 posted 04-30-2014 07:16 PM

Great way to obtain wood and congrats those boards look great

-- Norman

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 05-02-2014 10:06 PM

Thanks Norman

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#10 posted 05-18-2014 12:39 PM

I see good things coming outta all this

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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