"Hobbit Holes in MyWorld" --by RusticWoodArt #12: Glamdring and Hard-Rock Sugar Maple

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Blog entry by frank posted 06-22-2008 06:22 PM 2506 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Glamdring and Hard-Rock Sugar Maple

So shall we begin….as in a continuation of Hobbit stories for those who waunder much of their life in the woods and glens of the Dark Forest…..Mirkwood.

Here is a picture of a froe-saw-sword-hammer that will from hence-forth be known by the name of ’Glamdring’.

Glamdring was a Noldorian sword, that was first used by Turgon; king of Gondolin in the Battle of the Unnumbered Tears, (Nirnaeth Arnoediad)....during the Years of the Sun, in the First Age….haha; and who says Hobbit’s can-not say a mouth-full. I will be writing more on this in the coming days….and then some-time days be-come weeks, so if my story seems to hang….well just remember this one’s writing, is one busy hobbit….

....the chain bar pictured here is 60’’ wide and by the time the powerhead is connected on the one end and the idler arm on the other end….the cutting swath of Glamdring is 48’’. The chain bar is a GB bar of hi-tech titanium alloy steel….not laminated steel and the chainsaw mill is a GB Lumber Mill, while the powerhead is a Husqvarna 395XP rated at 7.2 HP. The main feature which I believe sets the GB Lumber Mill above other chainsaw mills, is the fact that the powerhead connects directly to the mill head itself and not by the chain bar….which means lots less stress and wear and tear….but then more on this latter….

....all loaded up, so lets go and make some saw-chips….

....the saw chain being used here is a ripping chain which I order in rolls of 25’ and 100’....guage is .063 and pitch .404. This log was given to me, while the species is; Sugar Maple....also known by the name of Hard Rock Maple....’Acer saccharum’. The log is between 7’-8’ in length and by middle of the log, will reach to about 38’’-42’’ wide in slab. The slabs you see pictured here are milled at 3-1/4’’ – 3-1/2’’ in thickness….

....truly a table in the wilderness of rustic ‘wood art’....

I am thinking of maybe kiln drying some of these slabs also….and this is only the first log. There awaits an-other one of maple to yet be milled and that one has a width of roughly 36’’-38’’. So yes, I am offering some of what you now see as slabs and will be also possibly doing some in a thickness of around 2’’ in the future for sale….and I can deliver for a charge….and if there are any serious interested parties, you can give me a ‘private email’ at:

....more to come….

Thank you.

“….work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….’‘

-- --frank, NH,

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#1 posted 06-22-2008 10:56 PM

Ahhhhhhh… the Glamdring… I remember the stories from so long ago… and it looks like they were true… it certainly does cut an honest swath… my hat is off to you, fine sir, for being chosen as the keeper of this tool of legend… there is none worthier… I await further tidings…

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#2 posted 06-23-2008 04:37 AM

If only I lived closer. These look beautiful.

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#3 posted 06-23-2008 12:30 PM

love it!

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#4 posted 06-23-2008 02:00 PM


Those are beautiful pieces of wood.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 02:13 PM

Very cool Frank.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 06-23-2008 04:35 PM

Wow, I don’t think you need a planer anymore.. those are some smooth lookin slabs. Nice work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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