Two Maples….One Pine, and….
....so i stepped outside to the wonders of an outdoor workshop,
where some trees where culling my name,
having not much time to pass with endless chatter,
i reached down and turned my cell-phone off….
....and so i went up last week and payed my respects to an old friend,
one much wiser then me in all the ways of wood,
who welcomed me back since our meeting of last fall,
while even now this one is busy in the giving of thanks….
Getting to be the time of year here when after putting those machines of winter to sleep….I start or have all-ready started the wake up of the machines for summer. Now having said all that, let me jump on ahead here to some trees, (3) that have come my way. I am in the midst of preparing to chainsaw mill these 3 trees into some slabs and maybe also some dimensional lumber. I will be writing and posting some stories and images of the process, once the work gets more under way….that is just as soon as I can get through some serious kayak days around here. I will start out here with a little background information and prep work on these trees and then also proceed too, in future blog stories, to give some information on the chainsaws I am using plus information on the chainsaw mill I will also be slabbing these with….
....this pine had reached the time when the the owner needed the tree to come down, so here’s one I’m looking forward to slabbing up….
....nice base trunk here….and 36’’-38’’ from side to side….
....i am looking to get about 8’-9’ feet of length here of pine slabs….
....I will also be looking at chainsawing some dimensional lumber out of the end here….
....now here is a good part of a branch that tapered off and out….
....and of which I am also looking at for sculpture and lumber….
....next I will also be chainsaw milling this maple out for some slabs….and if I remember right the length is around 6’ here….
....and 34’’-36’’ from side to side at the base…..
....also I’m including some more photos of this sugar maple, which I have already started some work on, in order to prepare the trunk for milling of slabs. This maple should yield some great slabs in the length of 7’ at 38’’-40’’ wide….
....I am also thinking about and how to cut this section here, so as to get some wood with nice form and character….
....well that wraps it up here for today. However I will leave you with one photo of some ‘freehand’ chainsaw slabbing that I have already started on with these smaller pieces….and yes, more to come….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood....”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/