OO wood gloat and problem
An e-friend from a penturning forum came by the house yesterday with this nice load of Osage Orange wood. He and his wife came from central Missouri. They said they were taking a ride to see fall colors but I think he really wanted to give this wood to me. Very nice folks and I enjoyed the visit. He was impressed with my shop and how large it is compared to his. Felt good that someone liked my little sawdust factory. The back of his little pick-up truck raised about six inches after we dumped this off. But, the problem is, the chunks are just plain too heavy for me to lift. I have friends who will mill it into 6" blanks for me. But, how the dickens do we lift it to the bandsaw to do it in the first place? No, that's second place. Four of the five probably weigh 200 lbs each and I can't get onto my pick up in the first place. Chainsawing OO with the grain will be an exercise in futility. Double so trying wedges and sledge. Might have to break out the old blackpowder splitter. Right now But, fer certain, fer sure, there are a bunch of pen blanks there and quite a few nice bowl blanks.
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