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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    I have a bad back, and am trying to hollow out a hardwood, still alive in the ground maple tree stump, for use as a planter. So far I've been able to find two techniques: Using a big horizontal-blade axe, or cutting a ****ton of holes with a wide spade bit, and then a lot of chiseling. The...
  2. Forestry & Milling
    Just recently have I started to buy a few logs. Here is what I am paying: Ash: $00.12 per board foot Walnut: $00.26 Per board foot White Oak: $00.13 per board foot I am getting 14 logs at an average cost of $57.14 per log Will have to calculate maple and sycamore. I forgot to measure the...
  3. Forestry & Milling
    I am looking for any good Honey Locust Logs in the Central Illinois, or St Louis general area's. I am planning a Honey Locust floor (I thought I had enough tree's on my farm) and it turns out that I am coming up short. I can fell the trees if needed. I will also consider 4/4 boards as long as...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm trying to figure out the right tool for the job. Take a 24" long log with bark and cut the four sides off leaving a square inside. I want to take each of the four sides flat side down and "scoop" out a flat area to do carvings on the "planed out" bark side bark side. Think of a planer but...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm new to woodworking and am trying my hand at making chests as a hobby. The size of the chests would be 80x50 cm (+- 32" x 20") length and width (depth will vary). The challenge I have is that I would like to make the lid out of a hollowed out tree trunk to give it a rustic look. I can get a...
  6. Forestry & Milling
    Alright I have ran into a few situations where family or someone has given me a HUGE discarded tree to sell for firewood, and it seems like I could have sold these to a local mill maybe. Saw I have a 13ft piece of oak that is about 3' wide at one end and slightly narrower at the other... I have...
  7. Project Showcase
    I harvested these pieces from a 15 year old forest fire. The trees died from the heat of the fire not the fire itself. Lots more where these came from plus i have a shop full of burled logs harvested from the same fire just waiting to be worked.
  8. Forestry & Milling
    Hey everyone, I found someone who says they have some nice maple logs from a tree they cut down. I don't have the resources to mill it down otherwise I would take it myself. I live in West Babylon New York and I know he is not far from me. If anyone in NY is interested let me know and I will...
  9. Forestry & Milling
    Those of you in Washington (the real Washington, the state) who mill your own lumber, what is your best source of logs?
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