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Blog entry by sw_iowa_sawyer posted 05-04-2009 11:23 PM 948 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok as promised I will pick up the story where I left off ala cliffhanger.
The walnut log is now on the saw and ready to make some decisions about how to cut it.
Here is the butt view of the log looks like about a 20” log not huge but a nice size to work with.

Now the hard part comes on the other end, normally you cut crotch logs with the Y or V laying flat on the saw like a pair of pants on a table. The two branch stubs look like the folks of a river and you just cut through and through and the crotch wood just show up. In this case it was a little different since I had a third leg so to speak. If the log was human he would make a good living in the circus.

I ruled out these two ways and 8 others…

After turning the log different ways I finally settled on this, it may not yield great lumber but I am hoping for a few nice crotch pieces and some good lumber too.

Ok now to start the sawing process the log is securely dogged down on the saw. The motor is running the water lube is dripping to keep the blade cool and it looks like this

Ok that is it for now it is time to go turkey hunting…...
Stay tuned



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#1 posted 05-04-2009 11:27 PM

More More Whats it look like inside there.

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 11:36 PM

This is probably a “rubes” question, but HTH do you turn a log like that? It seems a very casual thing the way you mention trying to decide which way to begin the sectioning, but isn’t each turn a major undertaking? What does that thing weigh? My guess would be about 2500-3k lbs?

Gobble gobble….
:)

-- JMP

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Emeralds

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 11:37 PM

This is probably a “rubes” question, but HTH do you turn a log like that? It seems a very casual thing the way you mention trying to decide which way to begin the sectioning, but isn’t each turn a major undertaking? What does that thing weigh? My guess would be about 2500-3k lbs?

Gobble gobble….
:)

-- JMP

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#4 posted 05-05-2009 12:20 AM

Come on…..I’m with jim, I want to see what it turned out like !!!!! Your a big tease. lol

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#5 posted 05-05-2009 01:27 AM

Jeeze . . . you just get my hopes up . . . and you go off hunting.

This is a real nail biter.

lol

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#6 posted 05-05-2009 01:33 AM

A big Saw like that probably has a hydraulic log turner. No where are the lumber pics!!!!!

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#7 posted 05-05-2009 02:39 AM

I will be around for the next installment. I have got to see the lumber that comes from this log.

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#8 posted 05-05-2009 03:53 AM

This task is really scarring me…!

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#9 posted 05-05-2009 02:25 PM

Can’t wait to see what you slice out.

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#10 posted 05-05-2009 09:03 PM

dang nab it… This is like torture. CUT and lets see whats in there!

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