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    bought a little wood today

    So here is my latest wood purchase, a small amount of unseasoned white oak. This is close to veneer grade, looks perfect from what I can see. It was a bit challenging to move it though, as it came in a single lot.







    The log is 10 feet long, and was about 15" in diameter six feet from the thickest part. I bought it directly from a huge operation that was kind enough to sell me a single log.

    This will become spindles and continuous arms for some Windsor chairs....I hope.

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    ....and this will fit between centers?

    Nice haul - literally - Ken. Please post pics of the milling operations.
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    Some Dis-assembly required??
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    Ken to bad your way up there where i was raised. if you were closer i would of given you a coumple for free. all you would of had to do is drop them and hall them away.
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    Wow! how are you moving that beast around!

    Note to self: "Do not mess around with Ken...."
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    Brent, I'm glad you asked. First I cut off the 25" hanging off the end of the trailer. Then I tried to move the next 25". No deal. So I tied the log to a tree and pulled the vehicle forward. Cut off another 26" or so. That left a 6' piece in the trailer. Repeat process, pulled the 6' section off. It'll be the continuous arms.

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    Ken your turning into a real knuckle dragger..

    How many chair ya figer are in that log
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    Well, the goal is three more chairs. After that, don't know. But at 13 spindles per chair, each spindle 1 x 1" by 24" long, I'd say there is a heck of a lot. then the problem becomes working the wood green while it's still green. And I'm neither young nor strong. And on top of that, I get lazy, sooooo...

    we'll see.

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    So Ken have you got to work the wood while its green? Does that mean you will chop/split it up with wedges or are you going to take the 25" sections ( I dont quiet know how) and get them up to resaw them on your bandsaw or use a chain saw?

    You gotta show us this as you go through the process. i am totally fascinated.

    I have a few much smaller diameter maple logs about 4-5 ft long that i have to resaw but need to build a bandsaw table extension first like Vaughns.

    Great haul on the wood, you a brave man. Call Larry for help.
    cheers

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    Rob, i'll split the short sections with wedges, then move on to a froe. You want to split [rive] the sections not saw them, because they will follow the grain and retain greater strength. And yes, got to do it while the wood is green.

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