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Massive Redwood Slab Cut with Lucas Sawmill

07-26-2020 04:03 AM by Steve | 0 comments »

I was at the sawmill last week and happened to see a beautiful 48” diameter redwood log being prepped for slab cutting. So, I stuck around a while to check it out. Never saw a Lucas Mill in action before. I think this was a “Super Slabber”. Anyway, it took a 12” x 48” x 144” slab off the top like a knife through butter. *4 minute video is here: Fun to watch! SteveCommercial Forest Products

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3 Reasons to HATE Maple wood

01-30-2020 03:15 PM by Steve | 6 comments »

OK. Time to spew some venom…in a tongue-in-cheek way. (I actually like maple) 3 Reasons to Hate Maple Wood here

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How to Get Free Hardwood - no cutting trees :)

01-28-2020 01:55 PM by Steve | 8 comments »

Lumber companies quietly throw away a ridiculous amount of wood every week. Why does no one know about this? How do you get some of it? See answers to both at Free Hardwood

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Salvaged lumber table top #2: More salvaged lumber...from underwater

04-16-2019 02:23 AM by RBurke83 | 10 comments »

I saw this large piece of wood with obvious signs of being worked protruding from the stream bank behind my house about two years ago during a dry spell and had plans to remove it. No high hopes being that it has been submerged since who knows when. I finally got around to it yesterday and came to the conclusion that it would have to be cut to get it out. The bad news is, like an idiot I cut it into uneven lengths, sawing blind underwater with my pruning saw. The good news is that the wa...

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Logs to Lumber #2: Milling a Cherry Tree (and a video)

01-30-2018 08:39 PM by JohnMcClure | 1 comment »

Funny how things work out, I started building the kiln assuming I’d find some wood to mill. Before the kiln was finished, though, the wood found me! A colleague discovered a cherry tree, cut down and limbed, at a local park. We suspected it had washed up in Hurricane Harvey, as the river had flooded the entire park about a month previously, and there were no stumps nearby. Reasoning that the fallen tree was a safety hazard, I dutifully performed a community service by removing flood deb...

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My Mobile Assembly/Outfeed Table and First Video

01-15-2018 04:11 AM by YesHaveSome | 2 comments »

I had always wanted to get into woodworking and video. For woodworking, space/time/money was always the big roadblocks for me. For video, I didnt really know have anything I wanted to shoot. When I got into woodworking in the beginning of 2017 I figured the two paired nicely. I’ve been in the website/digital industry for the past 10 years and also have a background as a CAD jockey. Woodworking, plans, video and website all seem to go together quite nicely so I figured I’d start a ...

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Logs to Lumber #1: Building a Solar Kiln

01-07-2018 09:40 PM by JohnMcClure | 1 comment »

The project started with a big aluminum box. It’s a jobsite toolbox in a size my employer no longer requires. The box is roughly 6ft long, 3ft deep and 32” high. First I painted it with a dark flat metal primer. Then I built an angled upper portion from OSB.Good to have a helper!The angle of the roof should be equal to your N lattitude, and facing south (if you’re north of the equator). 30 in my case. Trigonometry is very helpful here. And made a frame from ...

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Hand Tool Shootout | Preparing Rough Sawn Lumber by Hand vs. the Machines

05-20-2017 06:06 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

My usual routine is somewhat hybrid, I typically do the bulk of the removal of material with the jointer and planer, then square it up at my cross cut sled, and finally remove the scallops from the planer with a smoothing plane, and shoot the ends to final dimensions to fit. But for the purpose of demonstration, I prepared these two overly dry (20 years in a barn) air dried Walnut by hand and then with my machines to see how long each process took. End of the day 7 minutes with the machin...

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Easy Made Winding Sticks

01-07-2017 12:02 AM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Winding sticks are a great addition to the handtool world for squaring rough cut lumber. You can make any width you want or keep multiple lengths. In this video I take a log, destined for the fire place, and turn it into a set of winding stick. Check out the video and make sure to subscribe for more woodworking.

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Wooden Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 #1: Google Sketchup and Design

01-05-2017 10:28 PM by TObenhuber | 0 comments »

Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...

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