Making boards!

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nelsone

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Ed
I am starting a new project and thought I'd share what I've done so far.

Dennis (Gotcha6) was kind enough to let me gain some red oak from his mis-fortune. (Thanks Dennis!!!

I started splitting the log.





Riven boards. I really need a froe and I think I have a line on one at a great price --- FREE!:gar-Bi


Forgot to add the broad ax pics, but then I started with the fore plane (scrub)



Then checked flatness with the winding sticks. I pretty happy so far!



More to follow, but I need the boards to season for a week or two!

Any guesses on what I'm making?
 

ptt49er

Phillip
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You've got more patience than I do! Nice work sir and what a way to make good out of someone's misfortune!

I'm guessing a chair ?
 

CarvedTones

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Andy

nelsone

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Ed
Ding, Ding, Ding! You win!!! Sorry, the prize isn't anything more than me going Ding, Ding, Ding!:gar-Bi

Shavings!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jerry
Yep, making plenty of those too!

That guy is serious about it!



I have been working on splitting saplings and I wish I had a froe. I have been using the "drive a wedge in the middle and work the crack to the end" method.

I split a pecan limb into 3 nice bow staves and thought this wasn't so hard after all:




Then I met this hickory sapling:



Ay yi yi!
Yea, hickory isn't much fun to split!!!
 

CarvedTones

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Andy
For my next trick, I am going to try to straighten one of the hickory pieces just to see if I can learn how. The hickory isn't worth it; another sapling like it is easy to come by. But I understand black locust likes to do that also, so if I am able to get a BL log one day I want to already know how to deal with it.
 

CarvedTones

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Andy
We have seen your work; you definitely have the skills! The trick is finding the buyers, I think...
 

LeftyTom

Tom
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Those pics will give you some good show-n-tell, for when you stop by St. Roy's place in Pittsboro. :widea:
 
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