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Rescued Wood #6: Yellowwood Slabbed

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Blog entry by PG_Zac posted 01-06-2010 03:46 PM 1289 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Further to my Yellowwood windfall, I slabbed the first log yesterday. I chose to cut the largest of the “small” pieces, as it promised to contain an interesting crotch grain.

I carefully measured my cuts to get as close as possible to the centre lines of the main trunk and the forks to get a book matched pair of slabs at the centre.

First cut
Yes, interesting crotch grain

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Book matched centre
I set these two in the sun for this photo as the pictures in the shade are quite muted.

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The whole log after slabbing

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Side view of the collection.

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Note:
These slabs are about 1m long and 30 to 50 cm wide, and 45mm thick.

Unfortunately the very distinct differences in the grain faded a little as the surface dried a bit, but I’m sure it will show up well when it is finished.

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



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 03:53 PM

This wood certainly has some interesting figure to it. It looks like you are having fun milling your own lumber. I have always thought this would be interesting to do. I can certainly envision some interesting projects from the crotch wood that will have lots of character.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 05:46 PM

Great job, I’m new to this what systym do you use and how expensive is it to get into cutting your own wood? JIM

-- A day without sawdust is like a day without sunshine

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 09:30 PM

Hey Jim,

I made my own Alaskan Mill that I attach to my chainsaw. I have no idea how much they cost if you buy one new, but mine cost me less than $30 plus time.

The biggest cost would be the chainsaw.

Check my earlier blogs for the details of the Alaskan and how I use it.

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

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