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Rescued Wood #2: A New Fallen Tree for Harvesting

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Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 1706 days ago 1772 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Slabbing Small Logs Yesterday Part 2 of Rescued Wood series Part 3: And so I Slab the Tree »

My nephew told me yesterday afternoon, that a tree had been blown over during the very high winds we had 2 days ago, and he thought it was a Yellowwood tree. Needless to say, I jumped into the car and sped off to confirm his suspicion. Unfortunately he was wrong, it was a Wild Plum tree (Harpephyllum Caffrum).

It fell over outside our local court about 80 metres from where a Wild Plum had fallen over about 2 years ago. Fortunately for me, when that previous one fell, the council’s chainsaw was out of action and they happily accepted my offer to cut it up and remove it for them. I have already used some of that previous load, but I had to cut it into manageable (short) pieces as I didn’t have a Slabbing Jig at that time.

This time I have my home made Alaskan Jig all ready to slab the tree in situ

so today I’ll be off to town to harvest a good amount of slabs as long as I can handle, hopefully at least 2 metres long each.

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I promise to post pics of the operation, but for now I only have a couple of pics of the tree on the ground.

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Here’s my foot for visual scale.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.



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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 1705 days ago

How about some detailed pictures of your Alaskan mill? I need one, only I don’t have a welder… Looks like you bolted yours together.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1705 days ago

I feel like comming to help you cutting the tree, if I can fly!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Jimthecarver

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#3 posted 1705 days ago

I second the request for the mill…. I do weld and would like to see how its made. I would put it on my to do list.
Nice score!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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scrappy

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#4 posted 1705 days ago

Nice score. Can’t wait to see the wood that you rescue from this.

Keep us posted.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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PG_Zac

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#5 posted 1705 days ago

For those who have requested the design both here and on PM, I’ll get the details up on a new post in a couple of days. It won’t happen today as I’ll be out of town on business.

Cheers

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1705 days ago

That’s going to be a lot of wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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PG_Zac

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#7 posted 1702 days ago

I have just posted the next part in this series

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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PG_Zac

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#8 posted 1694 days ago

The Alaskan Mill Details are HERE

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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