Black Acacia...First time milling for me.

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Blog series by Steffen updated 05-18-2008 06:07 AM 2 parts 6921 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: Black Acacia Available

05-14-2008 12:47 AM by Steffen | 11 comments »

Hey my fellow LJ’s. The tree guy who cut my cedar down called and told me he just cut down a 100 year old Black Acacia. The zoo came and got all the leaves and he remembered I had asked if he would not cut good wood into fire wood until myself and other woodworkers had a chance to look at it. There are two logs apprximately 40’ in length and @20” in diameter (bigger in some smaller in others). There was a nice crotch but it looks to be mostly rotten. Is there anyone...

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Part 2: Saturday....The first day of milling

05-18-2008 06:07 AM by Steffen | 13 comments »

I thought today was going to be the first and the only day for milling the Acacia Tree…However that’s not the way it worked out. Getting the right saw…the right bar…the right chain took a lot longer than I expected. However while he was gone I took a load of wood to my house at which point I realized what I was in for. I couldn’t lift them! I had to get my little 14” chain saw from my truck and cut them into movable chunks…this wood is really real...

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