The health of a bunch of logs leapt to the top of the priority list today. After helping hubby add a beam to our deck structure, and cleaning off all the clutter from the shop countertops, I suddenly noticed the bigger members in my “cart o’ logs” were checking badly. The pith needs to be removed from several, but chainsawing isn’t an option. Up next—the band saw. . . 1/4” blade not a good idea on a 10” log, look for larger blade. Oh dear, all 10 them are rusty! There’s one 3/4” blade that can be soaked overnight in Evaporust, I’ll rinse it off tomorrow, and try it out. Really a drag to lose all those blades!
So, soak we will, and spin the lathe for a few minutes just for fun. In the Great Northwest, our summers are so short, there are wayyyyyy too many things that need to get done!
-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)