So I have been bit by the woodworking bug. The evolution to the point where this blog comes in has taken a relatively short time. I have always wanted a shop for my various handy-man tools and such but back in March of 2015 around the birth time of my 3rd daughter I got sucked into woodworking. I cannot really explain how it started as I believe the desire had always been there just had never reached the combustion point. My wife and I decided we would save our $$ over the summer while wo...
This is what I have been up to lately. Bought a cd2100 Husky and a milling attachment. Now I can turn logs into timber. Milling a blue atlas cedar here. Fun!!
Once the tree had been halved, it was time to get it loaded and transported back to the shed where it can begin the drying process….all 18 months of it!! Being a big lug of wood, it wasn’t going to be as easy as lifting it onto the tractor and driving away. So a bit of thinking out side of the box was needed. We have a tripod frame and hand winch that we use on the farm to hoist up cattle that have gone lame from either calving or illness. The winch along with some well placed ...
One very clever artist! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjMDgG24Y3U
The pantry in our bush house needed some remodeling. The “staircase” inside was really more of a ladder. My wife uses it everyday to go to the loft and hang laundry to dry and has had some close calls when trying to come down. So we did a remodel and built a more legitimate staircase, which also meant moving all of my solar equipment. All the lumber used was from trees I cut down and slabbed. Hopefully this staircase will prove to be more safe (at least after I make a handrail.) ...
It all starts with the growing and cutting of a tree. Here’s a short video about that subject: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M2tMFshLm0
I’m starting a project to build a giant oak table (along with a few other things) from a red oak tree from my Grandfather’s old place Here is the specimen. It is about 70’ tall and 37” in diameter at the base It only took about 20 minutes to get it down. I used the bore cut method. It is currently in 4 10’ sections and I have milled the first section into some decent sized beams that I will later resaw on a bandsaw. I’m not without some help t...
Unfortunately for me, rebuilding the carburetor was not enough for my 026. Herein lies the tail of rebuilding the engine of my Stihl 026. I think this has something to do with the problem… This post jumps right into the process which is wayyyy to lengthy with too many pictures to rewrite. Follow the link to check out the full process. Thanks for readin’ y’all, have a great day!
I figured there’s at least a hand full of people that frequent this site that could be helped out by this article. Who hasn’t had a chainsaw at some point that was giving them a fit? If you have an older chainsaw, you’ve probably heard it say this before: “Help, Help! cough, umpfh, vrooooommmmm! cough, sputter, death.” I’ll walk you through the steps of bringing a Stihl 026 chainsaw back to life. Maybe I shouldn’t lead off with this, but m...
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