|Forum topic by glue4you||posted 08-19-2011 01:54 PM||1072 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
08-19-2011 01:54 PM
Do you have these moments when you think: “Wait a minute, what the heck am I doing?”
It all started yesterday morning when I felt this strange desire for raw …. wooooooood! After having been to our local diy market and checking out their construction timber I decided that this was just not good and straight enough for my son’s bunk bed. The logical consequence was a visit to our local saw mill. The guy on the phone said they had plenty on stock. Of course they didn’t but they had some rough cut fir from the drying chamber. So I thought: “Hey, why not try cutting your own?”
The following photo shows what I got from them (this one’s already cut in half with my chainsaw):
Unloading that giant chunk all by myself from my roof rack was pretty hard stuff!
I then took my festool ts 75 with a guide rail to trim off the edges and cut the beams (probably the wrong term for 2,5 ” over 2,5 ” ???). Was pretty hard on the motor with that universal (more towards crosscutting) blade.
Doing that I started to sweat like hell (hottest day of the year yesterday here in Germany) so in addition to the safety gear I put an old t-shirt that I had brought to the shop as a rag on my head.
The result was this:
Am I in deep trouble or is that still within the Norm?
-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany