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Misc. Shop Stuff #30: Labor Day Labours - Pine Tree to Future Stock

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 09-02-2013 09:10 PM 1065 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 29: New Medicine Chest, Done! Part 30 of Misc. Shop Stuff series Part 31: Grandpa's Bench »

Cut down a 50’ ponderosa pine in the spring, today was the day my #2 son helped me load up the 9’ trunk for a short trip to a nearby buddy with a Wood-Mizer.

1” boards for the whole thing.

90bf, cost me a thirty pack of beer…

Oh, and he had this pile of cherry… 330bf… headed for Houston TX. Beautiful!

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I brought my modest pile of pine back to the shop, where it’s now stacked and stickered here at home, ready for a project (maybe) in 2016!

Under weight and a cedar plank:

:-) Thanks for looking.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive



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stefang

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#1 posted 09-02-2013 09:20 PM

The waiting begins. Nice haul worth waiting for.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 09:24 PM

A 30 pack huh? Not bad.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Airframer

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 09:30 PM

I have GOT to find me a friend with one of those lol.

Is that your son in the pics or a glimpse at the ever elusive Smitty?

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 09:33 PM

That’s my buddy in the pic…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 09-02-2013 09:33 PM

You’ve got a friend with one of those. You just need to move closer!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#6 posted 09-02-2013 09:48 PM

Awesome trade, Smitty. I do love stickered wood!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#7 posted 09-03-2013 12:03 AM

He’s now on the lookout for a piece of oak 24”x4”x8’. Get that, and I’d build another bench.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#8 posted 09-03-2013 12:12 AM

Being that I know next to nothing about pine, will it stay that color through the drying process? It looks to have some nice grain, color to it now. Guess the hard part will be the wait.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#9 posted 09-03-2013 12:32 AM

Some grayish streaks as the tree was dead for months before It was downed. ‘Pine stains fast,’ Andy said. So yeah, I ‘spect it’ll stay that way through drying.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#10 posted 09-03-2013 02:08 AM

Nice smitty. We were all doin the lumber thing this weekend. I cut down an ash tree with my brother. It didn’t have much of a trunk on it, but I hate not to use some of it. We’ll see. Don’t really have a way to haul the trunk to my lumber guy. I’ll have to get a pic of his setup someday. He still runs a giant circular blade powered by the pto of a old tractor:)

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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#11 posted 09-03-2013 02:17 AM

~Holy Cr*p, that is Old School! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#12 posted 09-03-2013 11:18 AM

Good for you Smitty.

A ‘Wink and a Nod’ from Mother Nature for saving that tree from becoming worm food.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#13 posted 09-03-2013 12:48 PM

Great stuff Smitty, thank you.

-- ~Tony

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#14 posted 09-08-2013 10:56 PM

Smitty I cant wait to see what you do with this.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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