From tree to lasting memory #6: Show me the lumber

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Blog entry by gpastor posted 07-21-2011 03:21 PM 2082 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: how to move big logs Part 6 of From tree to lasting memory series Part 7: design a simple solar kiln »

Well, I have to say this makes it worth it…

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#1 posted 07-21-2011 04:07 PM

My bandsaw will only resaw 12” thick material, but yes that first slab of wood, no matter the size, that you
have cut yourself from a tree, does make it worth it. The fact that yours is beautiful wood makes it even
better. Is that spalting in the picture with the tape measure? Your investment is really paying back. Thank
you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 07-21-2011 04:13 PM

Great looking lumber! Now you need a lumber drying shed, a solar kiln, a shed to protect dry lumber from gaining moisture… It’s time to saw some very dull poplar and oak for your buildings.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 07-21-2011 04:18 PM

Wow, that’s incredible. It feels like so much work until you see that stickered stack. I’m jealous.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 12:57 AM

pic #3 is SPALTED MAPLE !

Pic #2,4,5 is walnut

pic# 6 is red oak

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 05:11 AM

I have always loved to stand and watch sawmills work and be the first to see the “present” as the boards are lifted off to reveal what no eyes have seen before! Always such a thrill for me to watch the beauty unfold.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 07-22-2011 06:22 PM

Oh man I am envious. Just dont have much raw timber to cut here in Myrtle Beach!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#7 posted 07-23-2011 12:19 AM

That is ssssweeetttttttt … one of these days when i can afford to drop all the trees in my yard were gonna have a LJ milling party at my place, that sounds like one helluva time. I almost need a bib for that 4th pic.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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