When i mentioned to my brother that i needed him to cut stuff with his chainsaw he came right over..
Keep in mind this wood is very very green. I sealed the endgrain to prevent checking.
I used a draw knife to strip the bark off two thirds of the log before we started on the next step.
He was so intrigued with the project he wanted one of is own as well, so I set him aside a log as well.
I clamped the log down to some gluelam slabs I had outfront.
We cut across the grain approximately 1”deep spaced 1-3” down the length of the log on 4 sides..
Once the cuts are in place the wood can be chipped away with a chisel and mallet.
I used a Spoke shave and draw knife to get the hadle back to a “Roundish” shape
More to come later.
-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy