Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Fat Man, Little Coat
These are pretty BIG planks of air-dried Walnut from IA.
My little shop can hardly handle them! I had to improvise a bit and do an initial rip with a circular saw.
Oh yeah, the Roller Stands I have here are terrible. When I got them it was tough for me to justify the price of better rollers but now I wish I had. Yet another item on the list.
The lumber is not ideal, it's mostly quarter-sawn and every big plank has at least one big knot. Even trying my darnedest, there was an awful lot of waste resulting in less than ideal grain. I realize I may ask a lot on these matters, but hey, I've done my best choosing from what I have and it will be fine.
Had a short day today finishing up the rough milling this morning only to step back and allow it a little time to settle. Got some cleaning and "sketching" in.
Hopefully I can move onward tomorrow!