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52 Weeks #17: Week 17- It’s a process…

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 05-02-2011 02:55 AM 761 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 16: Week 16- No catchy title tonight Part 17 of 52 Weeks series Part 18: Week 18- Resawing »

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.

week17a

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.

week17b

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.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)



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spunwood

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#1 posted 05-02-2011 05:40 AM

Neat stuff. I am thinking of making one of those log holders for my father in law. What is the point of the latex sealer?

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#2 posted 06-06-2011 03:31 AM

I see you are getting some checking with your American Holly. I’ve had some of the same problems even though I use end grain sealer, latex paint, or even dip them in wax. A. Holly seems to be the worst. Do you just write the ends off as firewood?

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#3 posted 06-07-2011 12:31 AM

RAnce, that is basically what I have been doing as of late. Anything that is checked just gets cut off. It seems a bit wasteful but I figure since Ihave a good source, I am still saving plenty.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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