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Blog series by WoodJediNTraining updated 01-17-2011 03:38 AM 2 parts 5073 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: The find

01-13-2011 09:10 PM by WoodJediNTraining | 4 comments »

It’s easy for me to run down the road to the lumber yard or big box store to pick up some wood for a project or build. However, I am very interested in the process from log to lumber and i would like to someday be able to mill my own lumber. With some financial restraints, buying a portable mill or chainsaw milling attachment is not an option at this time, but luckily I found a local woodshop that will mill your log for you. I got a call about a Cedar Tree that a gentleman took dow...

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Part 2: From Log to Lumber

01-17-2011 03:38 AM by WoodJediNTraining | 4 comments »

Well I got the call today, telling me my Cedar wood was ready for pick up …I couldn’t get to the truck fast enough!! I was looking forward to seeing what beautiful wood was hidden within the tree’s bark… Upon arrival, I noticed my trailer loaded and ready for me…Wow, I was surprised how much lumber was produced from the tree… around 300 bd ft not bad for free wood… The beautiful pinkish tint of the wood was a total eye catcher, and some of the grain patterns were amazing.. I had the...

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