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First small milling project

I had to have a tree cut down in my yard last week that has been there for 60 years. My wife's pretty sad about it, so I saved a few chunks of wood and milled up some boards tonight.
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Wow, that looks nice. Good job. What kind of wood is that? Fruitwood?

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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My moneys on oak

Also, that shop is unnaturally clean. How do you guys manage to not have a mess everywhere? I cant remember the last time i saw the top of my work table...
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1) Good job. Nice looking chunk of lumber. You'll be able to build something with it in, 2 years? How long does it take to dry out wood like that?

2) 60 years ... that's kind of like having a pet taxidermy'd, isn't it? Just kidding. I hope it dries well and you get some pretty, usable wood from it.
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It's hard maple.....and the shop is a disaster. I just aimed the camera the right way!!!


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How do you get your first strait cut on log?
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How do you get your first strait cut on log?
My guess is the jig laying on the radial arm saw in the background.
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My moneys on oak

Also, that shop is unnaturally clean. How do you guys manage to not have a mess everywhere? I cant remember the last time i saw the top of my work table...
Zoom in on the table saw in the background. Look familiar?
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Zoom in on the table saw in the background. Look familiar?
Not really, I can see the saw!

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So yes, the jig on the radial arm saw for my first straight cut. Really just two 2x4's screwed to a board, and then screws run through the 2x4's into the log.


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