I have not milled all the trees that were dropped off here after the severe weather we have been having the last couple weeks (some days I cannot mill because of heavy rain). I thought I would start a blog series about what goes on around here at the mill. I will add to it as notable urban logs come in. All these pictures are stuff I have milled in the last 7 days, weather permitting. Just a few shots of the pieces I found interesting/different.
Unusual white oak, very colorful grain and pattern.
I got a decent little stack of 12”-13” wide lumber off that one tree.
A part of a blow down walnut crotch, a tornado ripped it to shreds.
Not a huge pile, but pretty neat. (and free)
More lumber from the same walnut tree, interesting looking book matched lumber. The boards are 12” wide each.
Another smaller walnut crotch from the same property. 24” wide and 36” long
Again, not a big pile…but every one just lovely.
I got a very large hard maple dropped off too.
It was lighting struck and the lightning did me a huge favor and blew a perfect 1/4 out to start milling. The log is over 50” across, too big for my mill. I will have to finish quartering it with a chainsaw.
The 1/4 on the mill is 24” wide. I milled it already but it was nothing super special so no pictures, just old hard maple.
The tree service dropped off several logs 24”-36” diameter. Here are a couple.
I did mill out one of the small maple crotches this morning. The pictures don’t do the figure justice it sure is pretty. Each flitch is 20” wide and 36” long.
Speaking of flitches. The guy who dropped off that load of walnut the tornado destroyed also brought some really short pieces he managed to save (vultures were already there cutting it for firewood). I though maybe these little 3’-4’ pieces would make a neat live edge small table. One idea I had was use 3 (4?) and make a book self/shelving unit of some kind. Stack the flitch shelves in the order they where in the log.