A Honey Locust tree is about 6" in diameter and must come down. The trunk
looks like it's fairly straight, would I be able to get enough usable
pieces out of it to make it worth trying to turn into boards, or is it just
too small yet?
Is the wood worth dealing with the thorns? What would be the best/easiest
way to remove them from the trunk? I have a plane iron from a HF plane,
and could cut a slot in a stick and make a possibly good enough bark spud.
On Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12:54:02 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrot
I'd cut off the limbs and thorns with a saw and hatchet. The wood looks ni
ce. My cousin recently asked about milling a 30" log he obtained. A ban
d saw would be my choice for milling.... doing a through & through cut to g
et the most lumber, but only the central 1/3 would be quarter sawn lumber.
You'd get probably 4 live edge boards from a 6" log, at most, I reckon.
How long is your log? Most mills require at least 4', in order for the saw
's mechanics to handle it.
If you do any turning, the rootball should/would have some nice burl and fi
It looks to be about 4-6', then a turn and another several feet of
straightish tapering material. I've got a bandsaw with riser, so I'm all
I've made smaller pieces into wood, about 20", but haven't done much
larger than that. Any suggestions/tips on cutting the longer length?
Would a really long sled be useful?
Remember bowls come out of the wood out the side. So if you have nice
wood in the root - cut the stump a little long and coat, coat and coat
with a sealer.
I want to say the wood will have eyes in it. Nice grain.
On 7/15/2016 5:13 PM, Sonny wrote:
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