So the penultimate episode in my saga with the M7.
Today I finished cutting all the timber I could with the M7. There were several really big, but short pieces I would have liked to cut up, but they were less than 1 meter long, by 75 cm wide. Very heavy, but too short to manoeuvre onto the M7 alone – The M7 is really designed for pieces longer than 2M in length.
This was a physically tiring exercise, with only one person, yesterday I did have some help and it made the job much easier – the biggest problem was the short length of the logs – has they all been over 2 M long, it would have been much easier. So an early shower, and back to tidy up the property tomorrow.
Here is the final stack of lumber – it is 40% 6/4, 20% 8/4 5% ≥12/4 and 35% outside pieces and garbage. The outside pieces make good weights to hold the lumber down. I just have to cover it now with a plastic sheet.
This is a sample I cut on my band saw some weeks ago. It was only a ½ “ thick so dried quite quickly. The TUOMI (Finnish name for the tree)/Bird Cherry cuts and sands beautifully, very similar to American black cherry, but the variations in colour are more pronounced in this specimen, than the Black Cherry I have in stock. This piece was sanded to 220 grit. On the Left side it is finished with a natural paste wax and on the right it is finished with Cherry paste wax. The photograph does not do justice to the colours.
As requested, the concluding part, when I have recovered some energy, with be a review of the M7 and its operation.
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