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Project by watermark posted 529 days ago 1523 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While visiting family back in Australia last week I cut down a dead standing gum tree for my mum and turning it all into fire wood was getting too me. I put the little 14” Stihl rental saw through hell but came out with these 2 benches. This was my first attempt at free hand milling and it shows.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb





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Courtney

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Great transformation of the logs. Glad it didn’t all go to fire wood. These are rustic and awesome. I would’ve been a little nervous freehanding with a chainsaw that deep. Nice job!

-- It's very common for people to separate things they do from the things they need. - Jogge Sundqvist

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#2 posted 529 days ago

very nice.great save on the logs!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 529 days ago

Those are cool! I know how much work ripping those with a 14” chainsaw was! I’m guessin 3 or 4 tanks of fuel for that rip cut?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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watermark

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#4 posted 528 days ago

They’re about 6’ long and the tip only just stuck out through the rip but I only refilled once through the cut.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 528 days ago

Thanks for the reply . Your rental got better milage than my Jonserad!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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