we are making the first cut off a 16' log to make some 2"x10"s
and a 4"x10" beam.
have rolled the log, done by hand with some cant hooks, and are working on
the second side to square up the cant.
we are actually rolling the log and pushing it back onto the carriage for
the last slab off the cant and preparing to make some 10" wide
a 2"x10" and the cant is the 4"x10" beam.
the useable slabs on the carriage to cut them into square boards.
cut on the slabs and ending up with two 2"x6" boards.
the boards on the loader. You can see the slabs in the trailer on
the left. Those are from about half the logs cut for the
shed. They will be cut up for firewood to heat the house in the
the lumber to dry. When cutting the boards you end up with small
sticks that work great for stickers. You use them to stick in
between the rows of lumber so that air can get in the pile and circulate
taking the moisture away.
are the sawyers with the completed lumber pile. From front to back
is my older brother, my Dad and my younger brother. There is about
2,500 bdft of lumber in the pile.