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!