|Project by TexPenn||posted 09-02-2008 04:27 AM||8882 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Here are some new slabs, & a rare peek into an Amish mill. They are not too keen on cameras. I believe this mill is all run on gasoline, they are not too keen on the power company either. All kids, none over 16 & one old crankey guy. They are nice enough though! LOL
So ya there is red elm, thats the 12’ crotch log almost ready to be sawn in the picture & slabs from the same on top of the trailer. & also got a 8’ X 24” Ash, a 8’X 20” Hickory, the 12’X20” (+at the crotch end) & 3 Walnut logs worth – a 8’ X 18”, a 10’X 19” & a 12’ X up to 24”.
All live edge, with bark on most, but it is coming off this time of year. The walnut had stones in it they said & I had to buy them a blade. But they cut it all. You can see the in the first pic my log has the bark on it. the ones on deck are for regular lumber & have been run through a barker…. It totally thrashes the live edge to splinters…. but saves the blade from stones, & keeps crankey happy. The second pic is the Ash log, with the Hickory on deck. I have them all stacked, stickered, insecticided, & anchorsealed. Ready for production in spring of 09. Unless, I need some, then I might cut it to size & lean it up next to the woodstove. Cool nights in PA already. I would post more pics but i have never gotten it to work for me.
-- Ted, TX or PA www.around-the-bend.com