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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have limited tools and hardly any budget, but I like to tinker and make things. I have a large wooded lot (and surrounded by other wooded lots that are empty) so I am constantly having to cut dead one's down or cleaning up fallen limbs. I cut down a walnut tree a year ago (about 14" in diameter) and i finally got around to splitting it up for firewood. Well I forgot how pretty walnut is and once I started splitting i realized that I should have gotten someone with a portable saw mill to come and slab this thing for me. But... its firewood now...but I've rescued some of it and figured out how to safely cut it into blocks...later they will be turned to cutting boards. Of course I'm limited to the size of the blocks due to the height of the blade. Anyway, here is a picture of some of the things I'm working on. Dogwood, cherry, and walnut are just a few. Like most on here, I've got more time than money.
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That looks like a woodworkers dream, being able to harvest that stuff out of your own yard.

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Well that's half the fun. Knowing that whatever you end up with, you cut it down, you figured out how to get it to usable form. But man it's a lot of work.. lots of cuts on the TS just to get a nice chunk of heart.

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Soapdish you da the man ,you da the man. Thing too hard for you.
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