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Lumber Making #6: Maple Milling - Initial Halving Cut

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Well, today was the day that fellow LJ, Mike Lingenfelter, and I got to the milling of that maple log in the next door neighbor’s yard…

After talking the plan of attack out for awhile, we determined that we’d halve the 35-40” diameter log in two, prop ‘em up on edge to mill them. Our reason was simple: the saw, with the 36” bar and 36” milling attachment, would only give us around a 30” wide maximum cut. So, this log was just a bit too big for the equipment. Not to worry…we sliced through the log freehand and and used our sheer brawn to stand the first half up on edge!

A short video of the end of that cut:

Here’s what we saw when we opened it up…

and

MORE TO COME!!!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA



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Dorje

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#1 posted 2473 days ago

Hmmm…got the video to blip.tv, copied and pasted the code in the blog, but I don’t see the video! Anyone?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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David

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#2 posted 2473 days ago

It is working now!

Great job Dorje!

David

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Martin Sojka

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#3 posted 2473 days ago

Hey Dorje.. it was not working in the Firefox.. I’ve fixed it.

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Dorje

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#4 posted 2473 days ago

Thanks!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Dorje

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#5 posted 2473 days ago

okay – see it in FF and IE now, thanks!!! Thanks Martin…And special thanks to David for “being there” to support this video blogging effort…Let’s move on with the show!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Martin Sojka

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#6 posted 2473 days ago

Show must go on!

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#7 posted 2473 days ago

Beautiful Spalted Maple!!! Send me a Chunk!

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#8 posted 2473 days ago

Ooooooo.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 2473 days ago

I think the LJ’s all need a napkin to wipe their chins!!

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#10 posted 2473 days ago

There has to be a slab table in there!
What about book matching the two sides of the cant.
I have to speak now before you cut it any more.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 2473 days ago

Dorje;

Great job!!

It’s always exciting to split a log and find treasure within.

Your going to have some really beautiful wood for your projects for qiuite some time.

Looks well worth the effort.

Lee

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DrSawdust

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#12 posted 2473 days ago

That is so cool. I really need to find a friend with a big tree in his backyard. . . . that I can have.

Good luck with all the wood.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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Dadoo

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#13 posted 2473 days ago

Oh man, that is gonna make something nice, to say the least!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Dorje

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#14 posted 2473 days ago

More videos to come! This was my first shot at it…there are others to post as well…in installments!

Bob – OH…It’s BEEN cut!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#15 posted 2473 days ago

Wow, you got that posted quickly! I was beat when I got home. I only had enough energy to have a beer and watch a little TV :).

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