Tough week making Crotch cut table tops on the mill

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Forum topic by reberly posted 02-08-2011 05:36 AM 975 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2011 05:36 AM

I made the mistake of loading too large a crotch log on the wrong mill last week and paid for it all week. It was well over 40” wide on the mill with a 34” capacity so I had to stand it up between the bunks to cut it down below the mill capacity. It kicked my butt for days until I did some selective chainsawing and my son helped me wedge it up into place. At least the final product of 4 pairs of 4/4,6/4,&8/4 crotch cuts came out with some figure and fleck. Now to finish off the dh kiln and get them drying. I have a solar kiln, but I think the dh will work better in the winter.


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#1 posted 02-08-2011 05:41 AM

Beautiful wood! We must see the outcome of such a fine specimen. How long in the solar kiln?

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 05:49 AM

Thanks Dave,
It would be too long in the solar kiln so I will try the dh first. Here are a few more photos. You can see the fleck in the 8/4 stock. I will probably have to wax the figure and the ends when I load it.

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 06:06 AM

Amazing stuff.

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