|Forum topic by SouthTXHuntingGuide||posted 11-10-2009 06:51 PM||1040 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-10-2009 06:51 PM
I just had a bunch of Mesquite furniture made for my wife’s day spa and am thinking about getting into making some myself. I run a big (13,000 acre) hunting ranch that’s COVERED in mesquite; so I have access to lots of trees. The guys that did the work for me use chain saws to cut the slabs and then they hand plane them. Is there a better way/tool to cut the slabs more cleanly and with a really uniform thickness?
I googled a little and found portable mills but they only seem good for cross sections and I want to cut lengthwise slabs. Am I missing something with these portable mills?
Obviously I’m a newbie- so go easy on me guys! LOL!
If you know of a better tool, can you give me a link to it??