|Project by Cedarman||posted 05-15-2012 07:58 PM||1701 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
It seems that the harder you work for a pice of wood the better the reward. Digging up a 2000 lb stump is only the begenning of the process. Next comes picking rocks out of crevaces and yes , some rocks get compleyely enveloped within the stump- not very blade friendly. Then Pressure washing cleans the entire stump. Cut the roots back so the stump fits on the mill, build a jig to hold it while sawing. About two or three blades later, you have maybe 20 percent of wood you started with. Then make turning blanks. Turning the stump burl is easy when green, but after drying, the wood turns rock. Extremely sharp tools are a necessity.
-- Adam, Ridgeway,Va www.blackfeatherfurniture.com