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Blog series by digitalwood updated 02-27-2012 08:12 PM 2 parts 3455 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Getting the logs

09-28-2011 11:26 PM by digitalwood | 3 comments »

Quite a while ago I was doing a craigslist item pickup at a house where they were doing alot of landscaping work. As part of the work, they were getting ready to take down two rather large Big Leaf Maples (aka soft maple). Before they could buck them up into firewood, which is a crime in my book, I talked them into cutting them into 6’ lengths for me to haul off. They ended up being 24-30” in diameter. One had a nice crotch in it that should yield some interesting woodgrain patter...

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Part 2: Cutting up the logs

02-27-2012 08:12 PM by digitalwood | 11 comments »

Why is it that I get all the work done and then forget to post an entry and pictures?!? Sigh. Must be the psychotropic properties of sawdust no doubt. Anyway, I took some picture of the cutting process. As I mentioned before, I have swingblade mill that made quick work of the logs. I have one left that is going to be cut into slabs rather than lumber with the five foot chainsaw bar attachment. The crotched piece should have some interesting grain. I lost two carbide tip off one blade to a ...

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