Putting the first coat of finish on a slab of black walnut that we cut down and slabbed into 10/4 slabs. This is almost ready to go to our customer after better than 2 years of drying and then fabrication.
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Too nice to spend the whole day in the shop. A few more trees came down over the winter, and ended up badly hung. I think I'll mill this good sized spruce into stud lumber. Hated to see this beauty come down.
***GIVEAWAY ALERT*** signed @chipfooseofficial $2 bill up for grabs this week!!!!! All you have to do is:
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Winner will be announced Friday 4/19/19
Now it's time for a back story on these $2 Bill's. Our manufacturing sight/world headquarters in Sweet Home, Oregon was at one time a lumber mill in a small community. The owner of said mill had heard comments from select citizens throughout town that the mill was not having a positive impact on the town, so the owner decided to pay his employees one period in $2 bills....well it didnt take long for these Bill's to circulate through the community, to prove that in fact the mill and its employees were directly giving back to the community and its businesses.
Cow kisses 💋💋💋 .
Not this time yuck! Miss Maggie’s totally nastied my arm 😂😂🤢 would this gross you out or make you laugh?? .
Hope you will all check out #farmvideofriday bc it’s super fun and entertaining!!! I will do a tad bit more electrical today on the sawmill then head to finish prom decorating for my sons academy while I see who else is sharing with Mel @unconventional_acres with their farm videos 🙌🏼🐄🐂🐖🐓🐇🦢
Used the Timber Tuff beam cutter attachment for the rest of the afternoon and ended up with some nice rough cut oak beams. They're about 4.5 to 5 inches square and a little over 6ft long. I'll be able to make a damn sturdy workbench with these. Unless you have a saw over 60cc, I'd forget the Alaskan mill and just buy one of these $25 beam cutter attachments. #lumbermill#chainsawmill#diy
Today’s maker is unknown but thought I’d show this stripping veneer off. Possibly for plywood. .
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Our most popular video of 2017, garnering almost 1.2 million views to date, is this spur of the moment clip that @loneoakdesign filmed earlier in the year. Why it has so many views is anyone's guess. I assume it has to do with my exceptional on camera skills!😂😂 But seriously, this one was really fun and totally unexpected.
Here is the original story that accompanied the video.
My boys are the fifth straight generation to live on this ranch. Five generations of ranchers leads to a unique collection of tools over the years. This is one of my favorite. There is a curved drive shaft behind the blade that connects to a drive source. The crosscut sled thingamajig is effective, and scary! Here is a little backstory to this particular saw, as well as some family history regarding these implements, courtesy of my mother in law, @outmykitchenwindow. "This was the way you cut wood before chain saws. It was mounted on a two wheel walk behind chassis with a gasoline engine. With the bent shaft you could turn the blade flat to the ground to cut down trees and then up to this position to cut fire wood. It was originally purchased during the drought of the 1950's and used to cut down brush to feed goats. The table was later built by my father F. L. Wilkinson to cut firewood.
The saw that killed my great grandfather Harryman was a similar blade, but was mounted solid on the drive shaft of a Model T pickup. He got his sleeve caught and was thrown over the blade and machine." Even with the dangers involved, this was a much more productive way for one person to process timber compared to hand tool use. (Blade guards removed for clarity😂😂) #farmtool#woodworking#ranchlife#notoshaapproved#saw#powersaw#tablesaw#timber#lumber#lumbermill#TXHeritageFarm#farmlife#artisan#maker