|Forum topic by RickB||posted 08-19-2010 06:26 PM||1243 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-19-2010 06:26 PM
Need suggestions from all who know more than me here (which is most of you)...
First a bit of a story: I own 60 acres in SW Michigan. Some of the land is in timber, including oak, maple, walnut, and beech. Some of it is abandon orchard.
In the spring, a big storm came up and uprooted several large trees. My brother in law lives near the property, is a forrester, and has a small mill in his back yard. He offered to mill down some of the smaller logs. Much as I would like it, I just do not have the space at my house (3 hours away) to store a lot of lumber. A few pieces sure, but not a lot.
Now, this weekend, I am heading to the property with chainsaw in hand. I am going to do some clearing of downed timber to facilitate deer hunting this fall.
It just seems to me like I should be able to harvest a bit of lumber with just a chainsaw. Maybe just cut some log cross sections to make small tables (they are big logs).
I have a chainsaw and large logs… I would love some suggestions as to where to go from here…
So, a few more specific questions:
2) Is there any projects listed here that use a log cross section?
3) How do you finish a live edge? Any links here?
4) Any suggestions as to how to use this resource?