Backyard Alder Milling

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Blog series by damnHippie updated 03-03-2008 08:22 PM 2 parts 2417 reads 11 comments total

Part 1: Cut it down

02-01-2008 06:49 AM by damnHippie | 9 comments »

December of 2006 brought, among other things like holiday cheer and a trip to the north east, a massive rain storm followed by record high winds to Seattle. The winds brought down many trees in the area, and our neighbors had 7 fall from the greenbelt in their back yard into their house and property. Our trees and yard survived without issue. During the cleanup of their yard, a rather sketchy “tree service” indicated a couple cedars were threatening our house. I didn’t...

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Part 2: Divide and conquer

03-03-2008 08:22 PM by damnHippie | 2 comments »

Saturday was the day. Mr. Dorje came over with the tools and know-how, I provided assistance when able. We spent about seven hours, milling five logs each between six an eight feet long, and about 26” in diameter. The two widest logs we milled into 10/4 slabs, the rest we milled closer to 5/4 planks. The 10/4 is ear-marked for a friend of mine who will use it to make electric guitar bodies. The rest? I’ll figure that out when it is dry and as the need arises. It was a g...

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