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Blog entry by ike79 posted 156 days ago 444 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a few logs to mill into lumber and i think will rive them into stock.
I will post pictures as things progress.
I am unsure how I will thickness the boards or if this method will be more wastful. These are just a few of the questions I hope to answer.



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#1 posted 58 days ago

Time to split the log.
The first thing I did was create a starter groove using a hand saw.
Then I started in some wooden wedges.
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Then more wedges while working the crack down the log.

Even after the wedges go through there were still small fibers that had to be chopped free with a hatchet.
But in the end this is what you get.

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#2 posted 58 days ago

The next step was to take a circular saw and cut through the center of 1/2 log. By cutting through on both sides it was a lot easier to wedge the 1/4 logs free. I forgot to take pictures of this step.

Now that I had easy to manage pieces I decided that without a froe, haven’t purchased one yet, it would be easier to run the pieces across the table saw and 1/4 saw them. I know this isn’t actually riving the piece free and that 1/4 sawn stock isn’t the same as riven stock. I do think this was a good way to split the log down to manageable pieces. Once I get a froe I will post some pics of log riving with it.

Here is a pic of the pieces that came off the tablesaw.

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