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Sawmill

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by CrealCritter, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Apr 29, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    Truth be known I love working oversided logs. I've tried several different methods to break them down so they will fit on the sawmill, including dynamite but the best way is to rip them in 1/2 with a chainsaw with a big bar.

    This sycamore log is 9' long by 3' in diameter. My son and I ripped it in half and then I quartered it on the sawmill. It made some really beautiful quartersawn boards. I'll get some pictures tomorrow when I load the boards on a trailer.

    Here's 1/2 of the log choked up on the sawmill. For refrence, the dogs (steel bars sticking up) are 12" tall.
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    Here's the other 1/2 of the log, I loaded before it got dark on me.
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    Man I've really missed running my sawmill but she's purring like a kitten and singing her log song now :)

    I also got the barn job... And got paid today. I like it when a guy hands me a big pile of Ben Franklins ($5000.00). I gave the wad of 50 100s to my wife and told her to take it to the bank. She said you been selling drugs or something? Nope just running the sawmill again. She said I love it when you run your sawmill cha-ching :celebrate. I'm so glad the economy has picked up again it's been a long time coming (like 9 years coming - crazy).
     
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  2. Apr 29, 2018
    baymule

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    I do believe you captured Bigfoot on this one!
     
  3. Apr 29, 2018
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    Some pics of quartersawn sycamore - beautiful lumber. The log yeilded a little over 300 board feet after all that was said and stacked.
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  4. Apr 30, 2018
    baymule

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    The wood grain is beautiful.
     
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    I think to also but might be too busy for some people. Guy said he's gonna build a king size bed and dresser out of it. So it'll be nice when he does. He's got a good year to let it air dry first though.

    I got sun burned today, face and shoulders, front of arms. I have my sawmill out in the open and where I'm looking south when I run it. I'm gonna move it to where I'm Looking east and in the shade also. That should help...
     
  6. May 1, 2018
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    Shade is good.
     
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    IMG_20180430_204015.jpg IMG_20180430_204158.jpg IMG_20180430_204015.jpg IMG_20180430_204158.jpg
    IMG_20180430_204030.jpg IMG_20180430_204039.jpg IMG_20180430_204215.jpg @CrealCritter you mentioned a bed frame...

    My son had this bed frame hand built when he lived in Germany. It's much prettier than my pictures show. The room it's in is not big enough for me to back away from the bed to take proper pictures. It's a queen sized mattress. The panels are made with brown cowhide. and yes, that's a cow hide on top. It's definitely a one of a kind... IMG_20180430_204015.jpg
     
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    @CrealCritter I saw this under your garden post, and am guessing it belongs here:

    Very cool... And unique for sure! I love one offs like this. You can't buy something like that in the store unless you wanted to take out a bank loan.

    Can you PLEASE get a close up of the joinery for me? Where the top and bottom rail attaches to the posts on either the headboard or footboard would be great!

    I'll get more detailed pictures today.
     
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    Sorry, but most of the joinery is hidden but here are more pictures of the bedframe. IMG_20180501_083151.jpg IMG_20180501_083118.jpg IMG_20180501_083106.jpg IMG_20180501_083034.jpg IMG_20180501_083025.jpg IMG_20180501_083010.jpg IMG_20180501_083003.jpg
     
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    The top caps of the corner posts are slightly over 9" sq. And is 2" tall topped by a 1/2 in cap. And there is a lot of character in the wood: IMG_20180501_085000.jpg IMG_20180501_084858.jpg IMG_20180501_084858.jpg IMG_20180501_084849.jpg IMG_20180501_084824.jpg IMG_20180501_084801.jpg IMG_20180501_084801.jpg IMG_20180501_084809.jpg
     

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