I’m posting these pictures as a means to get bloggin’…and, because I’m interested in milling and drying lumber (on a scale that I can accommodate – in the backyard). I’m also brand new at it, so it’s just fun to share! I would have liked to have photos or video of this ‘small time’ sawing in the backyard, but wasn’t quite there yet!
Inspired by Bob’s forum topic post the other day on the craigslist cherry crotchwood, I took some pics of some crotchwood I cut in April…
A couple pictures of Madrone crotchwood with some scrappy spalted birch on top:
Ash crotchwood (bottom) with some cherry boards on top:
The small Alaskan mill that bolts on to my 20” Husqvarna saw:
And, finally – here’s the next crotchwood to be cut:
A major limb from this Cherry fell onto the house in a windstorm this past winter, so we’ve taken it down to what you see above. I should get to it sometime this summer!
I was really surprised with what the small milling attachment could do. Though it says you can cut up to 17” or so with a 20” saw, I found that you could practically double that figure by turning the corner at the end of the log, wedging your kerf, and coming up the other side! The Madrone crotch was approx. 28” wide.
-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA