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Here’s the pile I explore occasionally- it extends back at least 20 yards. Lots of protruding nails and shakey footing. I try to keep my feet on the ground though and pass on anything I don’t believe I can get to, or uncover, safely. You can see how easy it would be to fall or have something fall on me. My tetnus shot is current!:
No great finds to report. Just some pallet oak, two 4×4 oak timbers and a pine board to use for a shelf sometime;
Had a little more time before having to get ready to go to a Noon meeting, so I decided to see what I could mill out of an oak 4x4.
Cut the beam in half to make it easier to joint one side and resawed into three pieces:
Jointed a flat side again and plane the boards to 3/4" - sawed and jointed to S4S:
Did it all again with the second half of the beam and came out with six sticks. Not No.1 select but some decent pieces - some with quartersawn rays.
I'll get to the rest some other time. About 2.5 hours from the time I started loading the van with my tools until I shut off the shop vac after cleaning up. When I posted the first section of the blog, I thought I was going to have all of today off.
-- Paul, Texas