getting wood #1: work progress

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Blog entry by Lazy_K posted 65 days ago 836 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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getting wood out of a log is a lot of work! yes it is wood just sitting there in the log but that doesn’t exactly help for making tables or chairs. so an update:
I spent a couple of days making new saw horses to replace the ones that collapsed: here is an old collapsed one and my helper

and here are the new ones: I repaired the broken ones back in 1985. they lasted this long. I figure that these new ones will go to my helper in time.

and new legs for my hacking stock I made from a barn beam in 1985.

I have a stop block attached to the end to do the course planing outside.

And piles of split stock and starting to be parts stock:

and yet more log to go:

that’s all for now
tired and hot. must hydrate

-- Kai SaerPren

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#1 posted 65 days ago

Some pretty good splits there. Are you using just the mallet and wedges and hatchet shown to split those planks off?

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#2 posted 64 days ago

You are definitely putting the work into woodworking. No need to stop at the gym after a day of that.

-- Greg D.

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#3 posted 61 days ago

Tim: mostly, but I also have a large over sized over thick over long froe. I don’t seem to see it any of the pictures, I made it our of a broken leaf spring from a school bus. so it came with an eye already in it, it’s about 1/2” thick and 12 ” long. weighs over 5 lbs

-- Kai SaerPren

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#4 posted 61 days ago

oh spotted it . you can see the handle in the 7th picture near the wedges on the ground.

-- Kai SaerPren

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