The last few weeknds I have been trying to get the basswood logs that I have cut up. It needs to be done before weather get too warm and causes them to blue stain, a big issue for carving stock. I have gotten all but one log cut up and stacked and managed to cut a few butternut logs that were in the way cut up as well. They are stacked in several stacks and are air drying in my barn. I enjoy cutting butternut, and basswood, as it cuts easy, and is always interesting to see what is beneath the surface of the bark. I don’t enjoy hauling the slabs which can be as big as 10” wide and 5” inches thick around and stacking them up. I am glad I have strong kids although, it might be cheaper to hire day labor as kids are kind of expensive. I have a couple walnut logs to cut up next and then several big white oak logs after that. then just 5 more butternut logs and I will be all caught up. Until something else shows up, maybe some red oak as I am getting low the logging business is hurting now and it makes getting logs more difficult. I am glab I have a day job too.
I also managed to find some time to do work on two federal card tables I am building (got the bug from the t-chisel forum) and finished the bricking glue up on both tables. Building one out of walnut and one out of cherry. Since I caught the bug I figured I start several federal/shaker tables as well. They are out of ash, coffee bean, qtr sawn sycamore, and walnut. They did a crazy leg table with a fan inlay and I am excited to that to the walnut table not sure what I will do on the others.