Logs to Lumber #2: Harvesting Black Mulberry - The Cut

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Blog entry by palaswood posted 08-24-2013 03:07 PM 1698 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Black Mulberry log what started it all... Part 2 of Logs to Lumber series Part 3: Spalted Eucalyptus hand planed »

I did indeed grab the bow saw last night after work and ventured out to the ol Black Mulberry once more

This is the fallen log from which I sliced the previous lumber.

Losin light fast and with time a-wastin , I got my Ace bow saw and started sawing

and sawing…

and sawed some more until I sank it as deep as possible.

Rolled her to finish the cut and when she split the sound was music to my ears. Viola!

Check out the tight grain

Gonna haul it home later today and start planning what to do with it

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#1 posted 08-24-2013 03:51 PM

Wow! You got WAAAY more energy than I do. If I couldn’t get the chainsaw started, that bowsaw would be the LAST thing I’d be grabbin’ :-)

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#2 posted 08-24-2013 06:11 PM

Since you have that much energy start making planks

Silly costume optional.

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#3 posted 08-24-2013 10:28 PM

Lucky you! I love mulberry and I love finding free wood that has fallen to the ground. I look forward to seeing the finished pieces – whatever they might be.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 02:37 AM

Well I don’t have a chainsaw anymore. I sold it. Bowsaw took me easily 30 mins, with picture breaks in between. Mulberry is my favorite but I have a limited experience with woodworking to date. I’m planning a mallet from one of the smaller logs I brought back previously. I began on it this morning.

this is the before, the log Im starting with:

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#5 posted 08-25-2013 09:10 PM

The wood from yet another smaller log from an adjacent tree to the big one pictured above

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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