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On the Mill #6: Mobility

08-16-2014 07:47 PM by ScottShaeffer | 1 comment »

I’m putting together a video series for Norwood Sawmills that’s all about wood – from tree to finished product. I’ll look at logging (from several perspectives), milling (from several perspectives), lumber treatment, and woodworking (from several perspectives). I’m very excited to have the honor of producing this series and I hope I can do all of my fellow craftsmen proud. This link will take you to the second teaser on YouTube. After the video is over, it will a...

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Future Red Oak Table #1: Stage one

05-07-2014 02:56 PM by citylogger | 4 comments »

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...

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Just for Fun #4: The Blog Which Shall Remain Nameless

07-18-2013 02:30 PM by ScottShaeffer | 2 comments »

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Just for Fun #1: Dude, That Curved Tree is so Sweet!

03-12-2013 03:16 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

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new year's prosperous cut

01-03-2013 02:21 PM by Harry Montana | 1 comment »

this year we ended our holidays early for a prosperous ipe hardwood logs to be cut: frsh ipe logs waiting to be cut ipe log waiting to be converted into ipe hardwood decking boards wishing you from the Bolivian jungle a very prosperous and woodsy year!

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movie on cutting a ipe hardwood log in a Bolivian mill with a 7" wide bandsaw

12-21-2012 10:22 PM by Harry Montana | 4 comments »

the principle is a wagon (brand Schiffer) which goes up and down on a rail and the bandsaw (brand Langer) is in a fixed position. For entire mill to operate like this you need 26 employees. Fully automatic mills are available but not recommendable because they get damaged and who is going to repair difficult electronics in the middle of the jungle in a country like Bolivia where there is no spare parts… operating bandsaw cutting ipe boards – 1 operating bandsaw cutting ipe boar...

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jungle operation for logging hardwood

12-20-2012 01:27 PM by Harry Montana | 8 comments »

hello, just back from the mill and the concessions, these are some of the working conditions in the Bolivian forest logging Brazilian Redwood, Brazilian Walnut and tigerwood: ‘acampamento’, in Spanish this is an improvised temporarily spot where the workers eat, sleep and take a bath (from barrels) ‘acampamento’ from another angle ipe logging with a CBT tractor as you can see on the trunk (tigerwood), it is tagged with a number which is being inspected and ...

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brazilian redwood production at the hardwood mill

12-10-2012 02:43 AM by Harry Montana | 8 comments »

hello, I am Harry Montana and this is my first blog that I write here, the following is the production of brazilian redwood (also called massaranduba) cutting in the hardwool mill where I work. What I wanted to show is that the massaraduba ‘bleeds’ latex while it is being cut brazilian redwood logs ready to be cut here the brazilian redwood logs are being cut here you can see the white substance coming out which is latex almost final stage of production, cutting the co...

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Logging Adventure, Saving a Huge Oak for something better than firewood

09-05-2011 06:49 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 11 comments »

INTRODUCTION: IF you are new to my diatribe ramblings, you may enjoy the diversion, or get frustrated, hard to predict ahead of time really. I like to write in my country, folksy, dry sense of humor style, telling life from a perspective that many of us enjoy and promote, and many others have never known or forgotten about. I know my writing isn’t up to publication standards, and I’m “comma happy” as my writing teacher used to say, but even with the run-on senten...

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A tricky little tree

04-11-2011 10:19 AM by TopamaxSurvivor | 13 comments »

The boyz at the rifle range have been concerned about a tree above the back stop falling down and damaging the high power target carriers and roof. Its roots have been emerging from the hill for years. We have some awesome wind storms at times. One of these days, the wind and erosion will drop it. If they don’t the continuing weight of growing branches on the south side will bring it down with a substantial landslide as well. Growing in that position, well over 3/4 of the weight wa...

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