Hey Folks, Just wanted to let any fellow woodworkers know that we’ve been focused on buying and cutting crotch sections of walnut & finally have them coming out of the kiln every 3-4 months. We have about 150 slabs in our Wimberley, TX located between Austin and San Marcos, TX. Part of what we offer is a focus on bookmatch sets although we certainly have a lot of singles. These sections of slabs are typically 18”-24” wide. We cut everything at 10/4. Lengt...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q1lboLLjAQ In this video I’m making lumber from some Canadian Black Walnut logs on a 1992 wood-mizer LT-40HD. I’m flitch sawing the logs keeping the live edge on. Which is not only good for table tops, I get extra lumber that I can use for my chairs because of the curves of the legs, fit the curve of the boards. As always thanks for watching!
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...
“Urban Forestry” is the care of trees growing in or around a city. Most of these trees (millions of them) were planted by humans (land developers, landscapers, individuals, governments, etc.) so there are a huge variety of species that wouldn’t otherwise grow there. In the Denver Metro Area, there are hundreds of thousands of Black Walnut trees for example. Walnut is not a native tree and really doesn’t belong here, but put them all together, and we’ve go...
Fail is in the title but really, it was a success. I successfully learned a new a trick on the mill! And that’s a half glass full, people! See SanJuanCarpentry.com for more! If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE to see it now!
What do you do with a big chunk of log? What can’t you do? If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE
Cut down a 50’ ponderosa pine in the spring, today was the day my #2 son helped me load up the 9’ trunk for a short trip to a nearby buddy with a Wood-Mizer. 1” boards for the whole thing. 90bf, cost me a thirty pack of beer… Oh, and he had this pile of cherry… 330bf… headed for Houston TX. Beautiful! ===== ===== ====== ===== ===== ===== ===== ==== I brought my modest pile of pine back to the shop, where it’s now...
Here are older pics from a trip to my favorite sawmill around raleigh, which is Charles Hollands place near jordan lake. The slab leaning against the trailer magically made its way home even though I had no idea what to do with it. Its around 9’ long and was from the center of the crotch of a walnut tree and its 2” thick. The stack of logs are cherry, and the stacks of lumber are walnut.
You cannot deny that Log Mantles are cool. They are awesome. So if you want one, here is a video about how to cut one on a sawmill! Or you could just buy one from Wilfer Mobile Sawmill made from Colorado Beetle-Killed Pine. Visit www.WilferMobileSawmill.com for more info and to get in touch with us!
I have a Woodmizer LT-40 which I use to process lumber for customers and bowl blanks I use and sell. This is in between my day job as a finance professional I bought the mill used in 2007 after getting a job that was too big for my Norwood Lumbermate. I had a builder need beams from 80 large logs. I had the Norwood since 2005. During 2007 through 2009, I milled 1 weekend a month on average. That fell off from 2009 through 2012. I think I milled 2 or 3 times per year when the econo...
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