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From firewood to project lumber

11-12-2012 06:48 PM by lbmrJohn | 7 comments »

My parents had a couple of sugar maples get diseased and had to come down. I begged them to let the local sawyer take it down, but they were afraid it was rotten inside. They had a local tree service come and saw them down, leaving the wood behind. I grabbed a truck load of the logs to attempt to make my own project lumber out of it. I started out by taking a chainsaw and removing one edge to give me a working surface for later. I then split the log into sections that I can work with on the table saw. This section is roughly 4.5”. Once I have sections I can work with, I screw in a 2×4 to give me a flat edge that I can use with the fence. After a few passes, I ge...

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