One that I am hoping to get a good grasp of in the next few weeks. The process to which I am referring to is resawing my own wood for projects. I have made a few projects out of reclaimed wood such as my bandsaw boxes and the parting gifts for some coworkers that have left. Now what I am hoping to do is go one step further and make some different projects from these woods that I am able to collect. I mentioned last week that I had built a saw buck well I finally put it to some use and got some pics as well.
It worked quite nicely for cutting the log to a good manageable size. I made mone a little differently then Eric did and used some carriage bolts as the pivot points. This seems to work just fine. One the log is a decent size I seal the ends with latex. I have been doing this to some wood for a while now and have a few pieces that may be ready for me to use soon.
Now I need to of course check the moisture and I do have a meter for that. I am planning to put a new blade on my bandsaw this week and get everything set up. I have not yet decided on a bandsaw sled or just using my jointer to flatten out a log first, which I have done for some of my other projects. Hopefully next week, I will have some boards and maybe even a project to show off.
Talk to you all soon and have fun in the shop.
-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."