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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-19-2020, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Just one more step you can now do yourself. Good looking wood. Any idea what you'll build with it?
No idea for the majority of the lumber but for a small portion I do plan to make some Native American flutes. I love the way they sound.

I thought it would be fun to learn how to make them. I've never made them and have zero musical background so we'll see what kind of Frankenstein's I can make.
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Nice lumber ! the short pieces on the first picture look planed.

As far as sweating, just think how they did it 100 + years ago by hand with saws, that was HARD work !

Also before investing in equipment, there are small sawmills in so many areas and you might be surprised how little they charge to saw a log or just a few logs. There are also portable sawmills that can come to you, again not very expensive.
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Dan, I fully processed the smaller chunks. I ran them through a jointer and planer. So as long as they don't twist they should be ready to use. There is a little bit of checking so I will lose about an inch or two on some of the pieces.
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Great Job, Oscar! I have one myself but rarely use it; my bad.
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I wanted to saw some large firewood into boards a few years ago. It was slow cutting so I took my chain to the Saw shop to get it professionally sharpened, I have always done this myself on the fly between falling and bucking.
The fellow at the shop asked me what I was going to use it for, and i told him to slice some blocks into boards.
He told me I had a crosscut chain and needed a ripping chain. He made one up for me and sharpened it. When I used it ,what a difference, just slicing like butter and didn't bog the saw down one bit.

The chain had flat raker and more space between teeth. The cutting teeth were a different grind too.
Just came to mind when I read this Post, in case someone might be interested.
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Dan, it is a lot of work so I think this will be a rare occasion for me as well. The remainder of the log has some damage near the center which will limit how much good lumber I can get from it. The figure is very nice but also very pronounced. It will limit on what I can build with it unless I want the figure to take

Herb, I am using a cross cut chain so really not the best way to do it. I wanted to see how it went before buying a ripping chain. Still on the fence.

I have a small saw mill near me (5 miles away) that specializes in cedar. There is another great small sawmill that has several species of lumber but they are an hour+ away from me.

But I am starting to design a picture frame for some artwork my wife just finished for me. I think I'll incorporate some of this cedar into it.
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