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Offline Stuart Caruk

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Man having the right tools makes life easy
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:04:53 AM »
My darling wife and daughter each wanted a raised bed garden box. Typically I despise nuisance work but they both wanted to help, so we drug up and old cedar log that's been sitting for 10 - 15 years. The bark was gone, sapwood has started to rot, but it was off the ground so we ran it through the new LX450. a few minutes later we had 3 nice 4" x 12" x 15'+ beams ready to go, a few 1" boards, and some kindling when it dries.

Slide it of the mill and onto the chopsaw to trim them to size. Typically I drag them up to the garden at this point and whip out my chainsaw but I figured I'd try something else. I set them back up on the mill. used the clamp to hold 4 pieces at a time together...



Set the depth of cut with my new beam saw... dang that sucker is huge, but quickly becoming a favorite tool...



And made a cut equal to the thickness of the beams, half way through. Then I used accuset to place the sawblade in the center of the beam...



and fed slowly into the beam to match the saw cut...



A task that's normally a PITA done in just a couple minutes. Flip the suckers around and repeat 4 times. Victorias smaller box looks like this, you get the idea...



Once they are in place and leveled, Anita will drill a 5/8" hole through the corners and pound in a 24" hunk of rebar with a big washer welded to the end to secure them in place.

Here comes Anita to get her timbers. Happy wife, happy life!









Stuart Caruk
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Re: Man having the right tools makes life easy
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 08:19:29 AM »
Man you do have it made. Tools to get the project done easy  and a wife to take it away and build.
At this address,I am the tool user,builder and contractor to haul dirt too.   ;D  I don't have to do the planting.
A good idea.
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