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Chestnut last won the day on May 5

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  • Birthday 04/15/1988

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    Cabinets. Furniture, Household.

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  1. This evenings saw dust creation.
  2. I've been seeing it that price a lot of places. A midwest box store Menards has it for that and then 11% off on top. Bosch has a new updated version of the colt router so they are probably just trying to ditch inventory.
  3. The white of maple is the sap wood. So the darker wood is heart wood. Heart wood maple can be very pretty, it just requires a pretty large tree to get consistent heart wood. Maple trees typically have a lot of sap wood compared to species like walnut.
  4. This is a great method but it depends on the ideal outcome. On all white maple even the seal coat of shellac can leave some yellowing. Coop when doing WB poly i almost always raise the grain and sand smooth. The finish goes on so fast that even with this extra step i'm still done finishing days before I would have been using an OB poly.
  5. My gut was to suggest a climb cut for an 1/8" round over. That's not much material but like gee-dub mentioned it could create chip out issues. Practice climb cutting though it takes some experience to get comfortable with it. Never climb cut with a larger cut than 1/8" though, unless you really know what your doing.
  6. Banding helps a lot. I use ratchet straps from home depot or lowes can't remember which one, but they were $2 each so if the weather ruins them oh well... It's nice having ratchet straps because I can tighten them as the pile shrinks. edit: They are $2.54 now. I should go grab a bunch more for the logs I have to mill in the next few days.
  7. Coop over 20" you going to see maybe 1/128" or roughly 0.01" of differential movement between walnut and ash. I'd say screws would probably be good enough. When in doubt use a bigger screw hole or elongate them but your probably fine. That's also assuming you have a decent amount of humidity change between seasons which I'm not sure you do.
  8. Yes and Yes. I have a Stihl MS661 with a granberg mill.
  9. So my method for unlaoding is tie to stationary object. And then drive away. I took some pictures loading. I don't have a Fancy log arch so i have to manage a different way. First is to lift the big end and prop the log up. This is dangerous. I use a block of wood with a notch and a high lift jack to accomplish this. Then i back the trailer under the propped log. i usually just use a log section to prop the end up in the air. Then i use a come along? Come-a-long? ... A cable hand winch to pull it on the trailer. So far with this method I've managed a 30" diameter 10' long log. By my guess that is about an 2500 lb log.
  10. So I got denied on a good portion of the trees i wanted. Also there was a bunch of political fiasco where a city council member was literally hugging the boulevard trees to save them. I did manage to get a nice chunk of silver maple. I"m not happy with the tree service people. It really does highlight the disconnection between what woodworkers want and what is desirable in the mill work and window industry. They buried all the crotch sections and left me this nice strait log . I might be able to get one of the white oak trees from a different area. That has yet to be seen. I'll try and take some unloading pictures.
  11. I bought these I haven't tried it but my thought was to cut a rough circle or to just use squares. Buffing by hand has been my current go to.
  12. That is a very difficult question. Given that not many No. 7s have been made in the last couple years, the price could vary greatly depending on how motivated a person is to obtain one. Given the condition of yours the right buyer may pay new price ($425) for it, or more apparently. Viewing completed listings and sold items on ebay $550-$700 may not be out of the question. Is that fair to your buyer? Where you live may also have a huge impact on local sales. If I was trying to sell locally and lived in southwestern Montana the price might be different than if I lived in South western CA.
  13. There have actually been 6 different chemicals that are historically used to treat utility poles. Often the treatment varies by region. Either it's coal-tar creosote, PCP, CCA, or others it's best to avoid all use of the wood for any object that will have regular human contact. If you are referencing my post above, I was attempting to make it clear that there is a significant difference between Creosote generated from the combustion of coal, and the creosote that is generated from the combustion of wood. I was just trying to highlight that some terms can be misleading, like saying chemicals are harmful. The proper disposal for anything that has been treated with coal-tar creosote is a landfill certified for it's disposal. I would advise against using it in your yard for any reason, I wouldn't allow it into any dwelling I own (garage, shed or lean-to). I definitely wouldn't burn it.
  14. Chestnut


    I like John probably don't realize how lucky I've been through my life, but my thought has always been that if it gets to needing cameras and looking at footage it's probably already too late. Am I wrong with this? I've always put most value in good locks and making sure the easiest access is breaking a window. In past experience we've witnessed vandalism on my parents property and had pictures and the person responsible was never held accountable for their actions. Thefts have been witnessed and the person never apprehended and items never recovered. This is a good discussion so please correct my probable wrong opinions. Also I have been hearing too many stories about abusive relationships lately. I hope that those involved are able to get away cleanly and start fresh. Life is to short to deal with an emotionally abusive partner, luckily nothing has been physically abusive not that emotional abuse is any better.
  15. Man $550 sounds like a good deal. I have a feeling that supply chain issues aren't going to get any better any time soon. With some of the global unrest and eyes looking at china and Taiwan It seems like there is no better time than the present. Even if you use it for a couple years and determine it doesn't fit your needs you should be able to easily sell it and recoup your investment.