As we progress w/ our wood scavenging the mill is doing their job and things are being sliced and stacked! There appears to be 22 slabs of mulberry (we get half) ... there’s a pile of misc chunks under this too that will be interesting. One mainly we want for a table base. Hoping to have this in hand in a couple months, its hitting the kiln next in line.
Waiting to see what kinda figuring (if any) we scored in this lot.
So far looks like 34 labs of osage orange – plus the caps and we have I believe 8 more logs to be milled. Hard to guess what we’ll finalize with but hoping for about 70 slices to split with the mill. They are slicing to a full 7/4” so when we’re done cleanup we have full 6/4” to make too handles and other interesting projects. We also have the branches to turn for mallets and other larger diameter projects.
It’ll be a while before we have osage in hand once it’s all sliced – this is all destined for the kiln and it’s a few out in line. This wood game is NOT for the instant gratification crowd! When I get wood I wanna use it right away …
-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com