Winding sticks are a great addition to the handtool world for squaring rough cut lumber. You can make any width you want or keep multiple lengths. In this video I take a log, destined for the fire place, and turn it into a set of winding stick. Check out the video and make sure to subscribe for more woodworking.
Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...
I was told that it would be best to remove my large old black oak tree, but I’d like to find someone that could use the wood for woodworking or firewood. I’m getting quotes from tree trimmers to remove it. It currently has one limb that snapped off from the top that is hanging down and needs removal.
A simple stool I made to help with my knee and back problems. https://youtu.be/CoE9zvhxwdA
I prefer getting my wood in the rough for two reasons: The first reason is the cost. Rough lumber is incredibly cheaper than 4-side finished wood. The other reason is flexibility. I am able to “find” the best part of the board in the rough lumber whereas, if your wood is pre-finished, you are stuck with what you get.So here is my workflow: LayoutRough lengthRough WidthJoint 1 face and 1 edgeFinal width + 1/16” Joint to final widthPlane to final thicknessFinal lengthLet me...
A real wood working shop, something I have always wanted. However, time, money and location have yet to be on my side. While no stranger to wood and the useful/ wonderful things you can create from it, most of my working life to this point has meant portable tools loaded into a company van parked out front of the house.That’s how I have fed my wonderful better half and our 5 kids.That era has ended, and the modest “storage shed” I hastily built a few years ago is about to be...
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...
So after playing around with the Alaskan saw mill, using the chainsaw, I saw that I wanted to do this, but that was just too slow. So we upped our game and got the Norwood HD36 bandmill. The link below is my first video on using the 36 inch Bandmill (13 foot bed). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_-7IGGZNfk I am neither good at making videos, nor am I very good as a sawyer. But I am having a great time.
This is part 1 of 2 in this first video I show the process of cutting a sawmill in half then bolting it back together to be able to cut at stock width of 28’’ then be able to extend to give a full width cut of 46’‘ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xws0u1ft_Qc
I have not had much time to share anything going on in my woodworking life lately. My wife and I purchased a 15,000 sqft building about 3 1/2 years ago. So far the building houses a 1700 sqft 3 bedroom apartment we live in currently, and my shop at about 3200 sqft. We are turning one 2200 sqft section of the building into a Gluten Free Bakery my wife will run, as she is a master baker. Anyway I am making hardwood flooring for the Bakery and the area directly above the bakery that will become...
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