riven stock

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Blog entry by ike79 posted 02-16-2014 03:57 AM 913 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 05-25-2014 01:50 PM

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.

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 05-25-2014 01:59 PM

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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