Milling Weekend LJ event - Murchison, NZ #3: Day 1 photos

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Blog entry by daltxguy posted 08-28-2010 01:07 PM 1552 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Some photos of day 1 – milling a pine log. Today we cut a section of the windblown pine, dragged it into place (literally), setup the mill and everyone had a go at cutting a few pieces of wood. Not a lot of pieces of wood but the point was for everyone to have a go and to mix up the types and sizes of cuts for practice and instruction and for fun.

Only 1 mishap when the poorly balanced ( and grossly undersized trailer of mine) bounced off of the hitch from an underperforming hitch lock ( solved temporarily with a oak wedge). Luckily the safety chain caught it and the worse damage was to have ripped the plastic off the bumper and dented the license plate ( no matter, it’s a 21 year old Toyota Hilux Surf).

Mill ready to go

The log as it stood before being sectioned and dragged and rolled into place.

The log being dragged into position.

Lunch ( LJ grimt, Mark, Dave, LJ Moshel)

Lunch ( partner Kristi who drove out to bring us lunch, LJ Craig Ambrose)

Milling ( LJ Moshel, Mark, Dave)


-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#1 posted 08-28-2010 02:11 PM

Looks like fun.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 08-28-2010 02:42 PM

Fun! It looks like a hugely fun time… Thanks for posting this blog!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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