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TheWoodButcher

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2666 days ago

Hi all just wanted to post some pix of a cant being made. Don’t forget to hold your mouse over the pix for a little description.
loading the log

loaded and ready for the first cut

First cut made time to roll it 90 deg.

second and third cut made, time to roll it again.

Boy would I be lost without the overhead hoist.

time for the last cut.

there you have it a cant is born. Now to cut it into 2x4's for my kiln.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/


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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 2666 days ago

Who said it can’t be done

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Karson

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#2 posted 2666 days ago

Do you sell firewood on your off cuts. or burn them for yourself?

Is there some design or building permit requirement why the building doesn’t have solid 3 side to at lease cut down some air movement?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#3 posted 2666 days ago

Cool!

... hmmm… now how can I make my own lumber….

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Wooder

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#4 posted 2666 days ago

Hey WB, just wondering have you ever tried 180* log turning. I used to do mine as you do. But found a web site that has a wealth of sawing info. and changed my ways.
I only turn the log 1 time now. Get 1xs and 2xs out of same log and VERY LITTLE waste. Plus get to use the best wood in the log. www.woodweb.com . Check them out on the sawing a drying forum. Lots of good info.

-- Jimmy

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2666 days ago

hey.. that’s what we just did—except with only a 12” log ;)
(oh and we left the rough edge on it .. of course!)

fascinating.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 2666 days ago

Milling lumber sure looks like fun. I think if I was younger I’d get one of them sawmills.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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TheWoodButcher

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#7 posted 2666 days ago

OK here’s the rest of the story. I got 22 2×4’s and 4 4×4’s from one log I can’t help but laugh
these are heavy

 got 22 2x4's and four 4x4's

Ya gotta love it.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2666 days ago

history in the making

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#9 posted 2666 days ago

Makes you feel a part of the logging industry Huh Debbie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TheWoodButcher

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#10 posted 2666 days ago

BTW That was only 10 cuts. that makes me laugh too.

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2665 days ago

and I keep going back to our “Little Ripper” and taking a piece of firewood and turning into my willow projects—same things except WAY WAY WAY bigger. Must be the same feeling though.. or close anyway

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Matt

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#12 posted 2665 days ago

one word “WOW”. I can’t keep a great tool like that in the city, but my parents are out on the edge of town. They have plenty of room. Besides they’re always asking me to make projects for them, now they would be able to make the lumber for me!!!
Thanks for the walk through on your process.

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2665 days ago

just think of the possibilities, Matt!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#14 posted 2665 days ago

It looks like you had a beautiful day to do it. Do you air dry or are you going to build a kiln?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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TheWoodButcher

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#15 posted 2665 days ago

Hi oscorner, I am in the prosess of milling the lumber for the kiln right now. Thats what all the lumber is these pix are for. I have a good bit air drying too though. God Bless You All

-- Thanks The WoodButcher http://woodbutchernc.tripod.com/

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