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Re: Chasing the sawdust dream
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2019, 08:12:23 AM »
Recently I picked up my Sugar Maple from the solar kiln (the one with the cows standing guard). Both my meter, and the kiln owners meter, read the boards at 6 - 7% M.C. after about 2 months of drying. 8)
I was very pleased how straight they dried, the only bad ones were the short pieces on the top of the stack that looked like airplane propellers. I'll make sure to stack some heavy weight on top next time.
    But before I could start building the custom breakfast nook, my best repeat customer had another project to do. I had helped him and his wife move into his new house, and he soon realized he had to much junk, and not enough storage space. (A friend told me once you need to move every 4 - 5 years to get rid of all your junk. :D) After looking at how much pre-built yard barns cost, I offered to build him a 10x12 for less $$$ using my lumber.








I used my air dried Red Pine for all of the joists, studs, rafters, and shelf supports. The only big box store lumber was the plywood and a few 12' 2x pieces I used for the top wall plate, and on the front of the shelves. I used these since I didn't have any pieces that long, and they were extras he had saved from the new house build.
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

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Re: Chasing the sawdust dream
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2019, 09:24:17 AM »
I love it.  Building such buildings actually was my job before I bought my sawmill.  I started using "bandmilled" lumber to save on my costs and then decided that I liked his job better than mine.  Wow, that was 18 years ago.
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Re: Chasing the sawdust dream
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2019, 11:27:30 AM »



Got a cool pic sent to me from my friend the custom fishing rod builder. He made the featured rod on his lathe with Black Walnut, Red Cedar, and some Tiger Maple I had sawn for him. 
8)
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

Proud owner of a Wood-Mizer 2017 LT28G19


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