It's finally not cold here.

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Blog entry by emart posted 05-09-2015 07:45 AM 1329 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Now that it isn’t 40 degrees and hailing I had more energy to do some work done in the shop today. I tried out a new splitting technique on one of my black locust logs and managed to get about 4 planks from it. I used my skilsaw to cut along the split line so the wood doesnt go haywire as easily. It made 4 hours of torture take 30 minutes instead. These planks will become a table top for some steel legs i nabbed on craigslist.

For those that dont live here seattle doesn’t really have spring. It is usually 40 degrees until mid june when it instantly flips over to 70-80 and sunny. Late april to early may is what I call the mood swing season because over the course of a single day you can experience sun/ rain/snow/ hail/ and lightning. We have a phrase here “if you don’t like the weather just wait an hour”

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#1 posted 05-09-2015 09:21 PM

Going to be a pretty nice table when you get it finished … I like the book match.

I run any found wood through the band saw to make my boards instead of splitting them … and found wood here in the desert is rare indeed, cactus makes lousy lumber.

I was born and raised in Seattle, well, on the east side, and I really miss the abundance of wood there.
I really don’t miss the rain and snow though but your summer temps are like our winter temps but low humidity.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 09:48 PM

I’d use the bandsaw but it can only re-saw up to 6 inches. So even if i use it I would have to split the wider logs down so they fit in the machine.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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