|Forum topic by joshtank||posted 12-19-2011 07:30 PM||1794 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
12-19-2011 07:30 PM
My parents have a good sized piece of land with plenty of trees they have planted, apparently one was shading the garden too much, so it got taken out. So my dad and I made it into boards best we could with my craftsman 12” bandsaw and a chainsaw.
These are pics from the third session of sawing, in total I have a pile about 3x the size picture. some of the sawing wasn’t so straight, getting that first face down reference edge to run on the bandsaw table was tough even with who people. that’s what you do when the log is it’s largest – and heavy.
I painted the ends with latex paint – a few coats. I occasionally run a fan on that in the shop ( i mean plus when I’m in there etc), and sometimes i run my dehumidifier. anything else I should be doing to make sure they dry well and all is good?
and.. what’s the best was to square them up when the drying is all said and done. I was thinking handplaning one side ( I only have a very small jointer), so i can run through my planer.. and for the edges, a router and straightedge? maybe bandsaw or circ saw they straight as i can then router for final edge?
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