After I made up the dutchmans for the old bucksaw I have out of some Black Locust. I want to nab a few pieces to take with me to the new house.
I know that it floureses under Black light and figured it's a good contrasting wood for some Duckcalls, jewlery boxes and such I want to make.
Out back in the field here at the house, I moved the fence behind some old growth wood,bushes and blackberrys to let the goats eat it down. The landlord and I cut up some of the Black locust trees that had fallen over.
It's still a mess but most is bucked up.
There's a mama Fox and two kits living under the laydown.
So I grabbed the chainsaw and went to town. But, boy this stuff is tough..
Now this is where you guys come in... I brought them up to the shop and hacked off the bark.
I know the cut ends check real bad.. within a few hours infact.
So I took some waterbased clear and painted the ends and cut sides.
I'm hoping that this will do the trick. I dont have a way to quick dry it out. and I'm not going to need any of it for 6 months to a year...
Did I do alright? what would you have done? I have a couple more 4-5' logs to do it again.