: I gotta revicit this topic from a few months ago. I have these two big
: cedar tree trunks in my front yard that I'd love to mill into usable
: (I live in West Philadelphia, near the University of Pennsylvania, and I
: could arrange for an area of the street to be kept clear for the job.)
You've got a front yard big enough to hold two big ceder tree
trunks?!? My front yard can't hold an 8x4 sheet of plywood.
: But someone else mentioned how Roy Underhill once explained how lumber
: was milled by hand, i.e., splitting the logs with wedges and
: hand-planing it down. I'd be interested in trying this (if only to slice
: the trunks into smaller pieces). Which of his books would have this
: information? Can anyone offer advice on this?
My guess is that you could split the trunks into thinner pieces, but
they'd be just as long. For cross-cut you'd want a saw. I've split
firewood with an axe, wedge, and sledge, but I wasn't trying for neat
I have a small chain saw that you can borrow, along with an axe,
sledge and wedge. I might even help a little until got I bored or