|Project by Woodmule||posted 01-03-2011 02:37 AM||2500 views||1 time favorited||20 comments|
I was lucky enough to obtain about 200 bf of alder and 200 bf of maple from a sawer at a good price. Had it all stacked in the garage for several months. Then my son made me a chain saw mill in high school welding class for my chain saw, (can’t beat the price). Right after that, we had a wind storm that blew through the area, and my neighbor lost one of his maple trees. Bingo! I cut it up, gave him half and I took half. Another friend lost a Madrone tree that he gave to me. More boards. I also had an old cedar log that blew down several years ago that I had been saving.
All this wood caused me a problem because I really didn’t have a good place to store it, wan’t it out of the garage. So I built the covering you see in pic #5. With all the wood stacked in it, it is now pretty full. Have lots for future projects. If I can wait long enough for it to dry out. Some were cut over 2 inches thick so will need to wait a couple of years for them, others I think I’ll be able to use next summer. And with all the project that are posted on this site, I have lots of ideas.
The last picture is all that was left by the time I finished cutting- lots of saw dust.
-- The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.