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I’ve got a nice piece of plum to Mill and oak

Discussion in 'Milling & Saw Mills' started by motolife313, Feb 6, 2019.

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    I didn't really have anything to say there; was just trying to figure something out. On my laptop, i don't get the place to "write your reply here" so I tried the "reply" in the previous post and all I could do is what you see there. But I obviously can post from on my phone. I don't know about my desktop computer. Don't know what has happened with the laptop
     
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    I have milled plum before, worst warping wood I’ve come across and also the most beautiful. Band the pile with ratchet straps or a ton of weight, use lots of stickers. I lost a stump similar to yours because I just stickered and let dry. The wood has warped as much as 3” end to end. Do your best to care for it!
     
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    I don’t really have a spot to lay them out yet. There leaning against the wall in my house. I hope that will be ok for now. It’s at about 15-20% water now.
     
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    Sticker them and lay them out flat with something HEAVY on top.
     
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    I’m making progress on this one. It’s at 13-15% water and I took all the bark off tonight. I’m thinking about using a alder for the legs. I’ve got a smaller alder down in my yard now from the snow and wind CC7089A0-9AAD-476B-96B1-B972EC0505D3.jpeg 73F1DC17-D850-486C-876A-D808872DD8E6.jpeg i was little worried about getting a staine on the wood from the metal bench. I had my hammer under it here and had books under it when working
     
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    Attacked the oak today. 19.5” at the widest on the 3” slab and 53” long. The 2” slab with be Fir handles. I’m going to cut out a handle for my maul. 1F121E59-F34A-4D0C-9690-069F7E657E33.jpeg 9B55FAF3-8B28-4BBA-A954-915377279981.jpeg 740878D7-F6B7-473C-91A0-BD51EE40A82D.jpeg 43A799EE-6051-40F6-BA9E-A88A98009777.jpeg
     
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    Had a good amount of bug but they didn’t get far into the wood. The a 2x4 vs my 2” piece, planing on going back soon for more I wanna try making my chain into a ripping chain it’s a stihl cross cut chain 46614911-082E-4860-A680-93CE8AD97560.jpeg B7F790E5-545C-4C34-ADE4-A0802606C901.jpeg 3418FD77-FE4E-4F2B-B98B-D4271ACCE86A.jpeg E0094F47-A63E-4CCC-B1CC-0E5340ADD80A.jpeg
     
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    Ooohh put a guard over the tip end of the bar before it gets you or someone else or the dog.

    You wearing chaps?

    Using that wrench for a wedge is another bad idea. Plastic or wood wedges are safer.
     
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    Ya I need to make some wedges. Or buy the plastic ones if they work good, there cheap. There’s a lot of bug poop on the live edge but I think it looks cool. Yes I had my chaps!glueing the ends now and I brushed the live edge with stainless steel brush, can this cause a stainie?
     
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    Don't forget the guard for the end of the bar, this is a really dangerous thing both for you and anyone around. I have seen nasty chainsaw injuries. If you were working in an industrial setting or a building site the inspectors would shut you down and give you a nice fine.

    If someone got nailed in the thigh by that uncovered end, they could bleed out before you could call 911.
     
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    Really doesn’t seem much different then not needing it for cross cutting. Just gota be carful. If I had a helper pushing I’ll put one on. I Thinking a torso guard would be nice lol. Maybe I’ll make one
     
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    Went back today. The wedges worked really good. I’m going to square off the 7” thick slab and turn it into a love seat bench 8C821175-D0D2-4711-97C1-C1B426761B7C.jpeg 6BC0CFCD-E7B5-4E1C-9C07-6BE60B063654.jpeg 2253E778-D7F8-46B1-B645-6313C3470941.jpeg 1E0E4EBA-C94C-4B65-A75C-757AC99B18C6.jpeg
     
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    Cool dogs. What breed is the one standing on the slab?
     

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