Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'logs'

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11-22-2018 06:07 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 16 comments »

Boys and Girls, BOOMBY is a species of wood I discovered when I first moved down to Churchill. It is derived from the genus, Branch Out Of My Back Yard… and produces some reasonable by products, Just recently I discovered another new species called OGWOOFY which is a very closely guarded species of Over Grown Weed Out Of Front Yard(s), As in those blockbuster movies, grab some popcorn and let’s go back in time… about 12 months ago I bought some useless item fro...

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Workshop #27: Table Saw Saw Mill

03-09-2014 06:58 PM by clieb91 | 5 comments »

Well as my journey of processing wood for use in turning continues. I have been looking for a way to cut my own stuff using the bandsaw I have. it mostly works well enough but is not great at resawing. I came across Izzy Swan great channel on YouTube. I really liked the idea of using my table saw to mill logs, so I decided to tackle the project. The video for this can be found here. After completing the build. I grabbed a piece of holly I have had around for a bit. Cut it to len...

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Roy Underhill style Maul / Mallet - Black Walnut #1: Free wood is good wood part 1

11-06-2013 05:10 AM by jordanp | 8 comments »

The other day I was driving home and noticed a neighbor had cut back a tree and had some limbs at the curb. I see this fairy often and very rarely stop to grab anything in it’s raw state. I have a very limited space and have no means to resaw limbs into planks/boards. For some strange reason I stopped immediately, that tree looks different, I thought to myself, It didn’tLook like the other trees in my area… Hmmm I loaded up as much as I could fit into the back and head...

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Sawmill #1: Upgraded my Sawmill

09-05-2013 08:18 PM by Hugh | 12 comments »

That chainsaw mill was hard work for the past 4 years but it got the job done. I have upgraded my sawmill now and my new Woodmizer LT40 make it a lot easier. I just got back from the neurologist getting a nerve study done on my wrist because I have really aggravated my carpal tunnel now. It looks like the surgery procedure is coming soon. Man handling big logs will get you in the long run but I enjoy cutting the wood. This Woodmizer with all the hydraulics makes it Soooo much easier. I have ...

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Bodgering #1: Requirement Gathering for a Bodger Site

06-27-2013 08:18 AM by Garret D., Rock Run | 6 comments »

So I am going to be setting up a site for rustic woodworking. But I do want some primitive amenities. I will have some electrical, but I will not be using purchased wood. I will either salvage it, or make it. I plan on doing allot of chainsaw work here, including slabbing with a chainsaw mill. So I think I need some more robust saw horses, if I am to place 500 pound logs on them for working. I am thinking something short and stout. Great example from the internet: Next I will need...

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Workshop #18: Making the wife happier

04-20-2013 09:06 PM by clieb91 | 9 comments »

As most of you know it is usually a good thing to have a happy wife. Well I am just finishing up a few projects that are helping to make my wife a little happier. Some of you know I have a basement workshop, I keep some of my wood though upstairs in the garage (same place my wife parks everyday). Well the wood was getting a bit out of hand. Note my sheet goods on the far right side. One of my drying piles. So a few weeks ago I tackled the sheet goods side. I got rid of a few ...

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jungle operation for logging hardwood

12-20-2012 01:27 PM by Harry Montana | 8 comments »

hello, just back from the mill and the concessions, these are some of the working conditions in the Bolivian forest logging Brazilian Redwood, Brazilian Walnut and tigerwood: ‘acampamento’, in Spanish this is an improvised temporarily spot where the workers eat, sleep and take a bath (from barrels) ‘acampamento’ from another angle ipe logging with a CBT tractor as you can see on the trunk (tigerwood), it is tagged with a number which is being inspected and ...

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Unusual Things you find as a burler!

08-30-2012 12:59 AM by OregonBurls | 13 comments »

I was purchasing some myrtle wood from a guy and he cut into one log and what did he find in the middle?Take a look… It looked like it was a bowl from the 1930s. Check out nice burls at!

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Lumber and Milling #1: Sycamores, for Free

06-12-2012 02:58 PM by tsangell | 1 comment »

Through a series of fortunate coincidences, I became the owner of three nice, free sycamore logs. As the quick-and-dirty version goes: a buddy of a buddy lined them up for me, and another buddy retrieved them. I had not even seen the logs until I showed up at the saw mill last Friday to make some lumber. I was pleased with the quality of the logs. They weren’t incredibly long, but they were straight and clear, and a good size. I’m glad my network of buddies rescued these fr...

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hardwood mill in Bolivia

06-06-2012 08:03 PM by marcosvillamontes | 6 comments »

certified (numbered) trees to be logged. logs ready to be cut more ipe wood logs ready to be cut 1.50 diameter bandsaw for cutting the logs cutting the correct width preparing for the kiln dry

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