Something sawdust2 said about a stud stuck in my mind…I couldn’t quite figure out what he meant, then I looked back at my pictures and I realized that he thought the two 1x’s together had been a 2x.
Here is the picture:
So tonight I thought, Could I do it? Why not?
First step is to cut the length down to a manageable size:
Not bad for a rookie, eh?
Ok, now for the rip. First I mark the center with my combination.
Marked and ready.
Then I work around the edge with my chisel to “prepare” the wood. Not too much though, cause the wood might split. Just an impression.
Halfway through the piece…Those handscrews come in handy.
Flip it over and cut the rest of the way through. I am glad I marked all four edges.
Here are the fresh faces.
Tomorrow, maybe the last coat of paint on the shutters and maybe more hand work.