So the obsession has finally began! I have been waiting and researching for the Alaskan Mill for about a year now. Santa took good care of me and I couldn’t wait to begin the first cut. Me and my Brother-in-law have been cutting down trees and getting them ready for this moment, I knew it would come soon enough. I wanted this mill to begin feeding my hobby. We started asking a few people and we have found a substantial number of free tree’s that we just have to remo...
In my previous blog I got some good advice. Don’t do this. Yet I did it. Don’t plan to be milling lumber daily but I guess I need to find out if I can? Looking for advice on lumber mill. Thinking Alaskan? Saw is 50 cc 20 inch anti kickback. Highly rated and looks like a monster. I couldn’t afford the lighter Husquavarna. I also bought a 20 inch Oregon chain that is not an anti kick back as it is suppose to be better at rip sawing? I’m going the safe route as...
Chainsaw Milling Gabon Ebony STIHL MS 660 or MS 880? I have just recently purchased a 36” Alaskan Log Mill, 9’ EZ Rail guides, and Log Wizard Debarker/Planer for the purpose of chainsaw milling 29” diameter logs of Gabon Ebony. I will be spending a week in the rainforest cutting the logs into slabs and log half’s to make the wood portable and carry them out of the forest with brute strength and man power. I have narrowed my search for chainsaws down to two choices: 1.) STIHL MS 660 (...
Glamdring, Summer Awards and, Left Overs ....and so it ‘just is’. All good stories must have a place of start….then some middle ground….and then comes the ‘whats all left over’ or maybe I should say, the ‘left overs’. And as such, it seems fitting that since this is about ‘hobbit holes in my-world’....I should bring in one famous player, who working with me helped get this story going back in the early days of summer. That bein...
Wood From An-Other’s Wood Bin ....and, the beauty that comes from knowing there is a place that I fit in…. ....my days are filled with the ever increasing knowledge that this thing I call wood and working, is my place of having found peace within the cosmic center of my universe…. ....spalted maple; 38’’ wide x 3-1/2’’ thick and 7’-8’ in length and, this is one that I am working on in the evenings here in my outside 360 de...
Druthers of Wood ....esoteric, rar-i-fied forms for wood art,realms of vision….—by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
The Beauty of a Soul in Wood ….into the fire of your eye, ran the character of the wood, and who was there to welcome my goings, but the burnished steel of i…. —-my going was but a sweetness of golden syrup, and from the tap ran gallons of sap, so what was i a doing collecting, when the springs of spring sprung ambrosia…. ....that was then till in my now of days, i milled your sapwood looking for slabs, and in the soul of your heartwood you still held more...
Glamdring and Hard-Rock Sugar Maple So shall we begin….as in a continuation of Hobbit stories for those who waunder much of their life in the woods and glens of the Dark Forest…..Mirkwood. Here is a picture of a froe-saw-sword-hammer that will from hence-forth be known by the name of ’Glamdring’. Glamdring was a Noldorian sword, that was first used by Turgon; king of Gondolin in the Battle of the Unnumbered Tears, (Nirnaeth Arnoediad)....during the Years of th...
Splaying For Maple ….one wood as i am,wood house of the mighty ones,splayed color environs….–by flp ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
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