Found Today ~ Wood Gloat

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Blog entry by DustyNewt posted 05-10-2010 10:19 AM 2833 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found Today ~ Wood Gloat

From left to right-
Orange wood – gnarly, twisted top end
Oak – burly crotch wood,
Mahogany – straight grained
Pecan – (I think) wormy holed
Oak (again) – straight grained

Any suggestions on cutting the oak trunk to manageable (12” bandsaw) size? I have a 14” electric chainsaw.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 12:34 PM

The only thing I read about is to use the chainsaw..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 02:28 PM

score on the wood there….yeah, split it with a maul and wedges…then build a resaw jig for a bandsaw…you’ll probably use it in the future as well I have a similar jig as Bob #2…and it opens up another world of wood to use because I’m always looking for firewood and downed trees that have been sawn into firewood.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 09:14 PM

Thanks Barry! I don’t know if it will split, it’s pretty gnarly and interlocked. But, I will try. Once I get it apart that jig would be useful. There are many tropical hardwoods down here that never get milled. They cut them down and send them to the landfill. For what I need, chunks like this are perfect. I have an old Craftsman 12” bandsaw with about 6” of headroom and a 8” jointer/planer combo (Jet).

Let us pray… No Nails, No Nails

-- Peace in Wood ~

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