Wood Lot winding Down
So the wood lot is winding down, I'm down to my last set of
logs, but man, what a set!
This log is Keiyaki, one of the "Red" ones, it is about 60 cm at this
Some more logs and the Tokyo Log Hog
This is the other end, that is one big crotch!
The log closest is also Keiyaki, but a "Blue" the other two are Red
ones, the one in the middle has a really neat "bump" on it.
Here is the crotch on the Blue Keiyaki, and notice the burl on the top one!!
Here you can see the tip of the saw buried, and no kick back at all.
Squared up read to make boards!
Five boards, all nice Keiyaki
Not much wood, but I did some preparation for the next day!
This is the last Keiyaki standing, it is rotten in the middle, so I'll not
nice day eh?
OK, I went back to the wood lot, to slice up the really big
The Tokyo Log hog is ready to go!
I tried to cut the sides of the log, but I had some troubles.
It turns out that my chain was not right, and I had the saw
pulling to the right all the time.
It was really frustrating!
I did not want to dip the saw into the dirt, so I did not cut all the way
I cannot lift this log.
I did not realize the saw was pulling so badly, this really sucks!
I need to put a new chain on the Husky, I had trouble with the
but I did not realize the pulling was due to the poor state the chain was in, my
I packed it in and called it a day, I'll be back on Monday,
with a new chain, sharpened correctly, and get it done!
Moe to cut, LOTS more!!
Yep, all mine, if I can get it all done!
Some more stuff to look at!
Look at this burl, it has a piece of corrugated steel in it!
I don not know if I can use this or not!
This crotch is REALLY big......
Blanks and burls!
Burly or what?
Could look nice inside!
Bowl blanks and burls
Should be able to get some good practice in with this.
This wood is called Mokoku, I don't know if it will be of value, but the
red/orange color is sure cool!
Well, I got my saws good and sharp, and modded the mill a bit,
and was set to go on Monday morning.
What a great day!
I got around to squaring up that big log, then I sliced it up...
Not bad for one log!
Yep, a lot of wood there
Some imperfections, but I think they make the wood look good
The grain in this Keiyaki is just wild!
OK, on to the Blue Keiyaki
This is just under halfway through the blue Keiyaki
A close up
The boards I got out of the Blue Keiyaki so far
As you can see, I can get another 4 or so boards out of what is left
Wood from two more logs cut up
My poor little truck!
Even got all the tools into the truck
This is what awaits me tomorrow morning
Thankfully I only have to drive about 400 meter to get home!