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Well today I decided to do a crude attempt at getting some free wood, milling with a chain saw is fun! some pictures of the after math lol
I was over at a friends house and rescued these from being turned into fire wood, One log was red oak, and the other was aromatic cedar gotta love that gorgeous pink color.
Now just gotta wait and wait for it to dry so I can use it, I made some boards and slabs and then left the middles as blocks to use for bandsaw boxes.
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It takes time to air dry the wood. About a year an inch, also you may want to paint the end grain to help it from spitting. Good luck
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I just love chain saw fire wood, burns so nice


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Well today I decided to do a crude attempt at getting some free wood, milling with a chain saw is fun! some pictures of the after math lol
I was over at a friends house and rescued these from being turned into fire wood, One log was red oak, and the other was aromatic cedar gotta love that gorgeous pink color.
Now just gotta wait and wait for it to dry so I can use it, I made some boards and slabs and then left the middles as blocks to use for bandsaw boxes.



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It can be a little challenging to do. The firewood is not normally dried for any type of woodworking,therefore,You may see a lot of cracking. In order to slow it down, put it in paper bags to slow down moisture leveingto fast,first painting the ends helps thevnds from wicking out moisture. If You cut it, You know how long ago it was harvested. Some looks like You cut it into 6/4 . That will dry much quicker than logs. If turning, some will ruf turn the logs, and then treat the wood to make it more stable. Someone who dors do this can help out with the mane of the chemicals, and tell You the best route to take Thats all I can tell You. Someone I hope will give You more information, and get You going about it right.

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Yeah I dont even know if any of it will be useable a year from now lol it was just one of those days that I just didn't wanna build anything just tinker with something and it was a nice day out and had one of those "Hey watch this" moments lol but if it does turn into something I can use bonus if not then i am not losing anything i had fun doing it lol

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