I was talking to one of the local apple farmers and asked him if he was cutting down some trees and if he was if I could have some of the wood. He gave me directions to one of his fields, told me I’d see a row of cut trees and that I could take down any trees in the next 5 rows to the left of the cut row. Really made me with I owned a much better chain saw and a truck.
The result of a couple of hours sawing was this
I also grabbed these from the thicker branches, could have grabbed a lot more but space is getting tight and I don’t have a lot of time to cut lots of small pieces right now.
On the way out at the end of the row they had left a really good sized stump, about 20” tall and a decent thickness. Not wanting to be too wasteful I dropped a cut down the middle before lopping it off from the bottom. A day later I had this
I’ve cut 5 saw handle blanks. The shopnotes says 6×7x1, to have enough material and deal with possible warping and cracking I went 6.125(easy/safe height of my 1/2hp 12” bandsaw)x10×1.25 on 3 and only 9” on the other two. The large block in the back is 3×6x18, two blanks of 2.25 and 2.5 by 14”, a pair of 4.5×4.5×3, a dozen pen blanks, 4 double length pen blanks, and 4 randomly sized turning blanks. All of the saw blanks have waxed ends as does anything else that looks dull or waxy, the rest will be dipped tomorrow morning.
-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse