My brother & I, run a Woodmizer LT35, here at Foust Family Farms LLC. We do cut for others, priced by the board foot. Prefer logs brought to us, but if not too far away, have equipment to fetch em. We are currently about to finish up cutting [siding], from owner supplied pine logs, for a 110'...
what's the best way to dry cookies - with a minimum of cracks? I've about a doz butt logs that are close to 36" dia. Is there an ideal thickness to cut them, initially? I can always resaw them thinner, later. And what's best way to store while curing.
I have a couple of small [weed] logs I took down years ago; had em stored in a shed for about 4 yrs. Last yr, brother put em outside on a trailer to make room for his hay. Am surprised at how well they've held up, uncovered. I missed one log out in the woods. Except where it made contact with...
anyone here ever work this wood? I've seen birdhouses made of it. But I'm thinking of using it as a soundboard for either dulcimer or kantele, but don't know if it would be "bright" enuff in tone, to be worth the trouble. Also do different finishes affect tone?
e.g. acrylic vs oil vs plain wax.
What? no one recommended a "spring pole lathe"? Can't get more 'entry level' than that. ..and talk about cheap $$$. Plenty of youtube vids on it. My Dad turned the finials for his first, two, grandfather clocks without a motor-driven lathe; eventually got a Sears craftsman lathe for his third...
hmm,...ask a simple question, and...I'm probably more confused
reading all your comments. But at least others got something out of it.
My shop is wired for 3PH. All the big machines are hardwired in. I have two machines not currently hooked up. Saw this plug and wondered what it was, and if I...
seems so many sand prior to applying finish. Is it really necessary? With fresh knives [planer] or hand scraping and tight grain, why not just put on finish of choice, sans sanding.? Does sanding enable a finish to, stick, better?
What's difference? For motors, does 3PH produce more torque? Does one get up to speed quicker?. Other than cost between motors, what is benefit of one motor over the other?
Other than motors, any other benefits/differences?
had business in town. route took me past a Lowes and HD. Figured I'd stop in on way back. Both stores - no masks - not even the cheapest, thinnest disposables or the high priced RZs. There weren't even empty cartons on the shelves.
Of course, we could all head up to Alaska. So few ppl up...
in light of the coronavirus, my online news feed shows the general public buying up a lot of the N95 masks. I don't buy 'em by the box, as I probably should. So, for those who've bought the electric versions - whaddaya got? likes/dislikes.
Once Lowes & HD run out of the N95s, the electrics...
Porter A [heavy pattern]
30" cutting head...5" dia..........straight knives
flat belt [pulley] drive - no motor included
Babbitt bearing.............journals look to be in good shape
Light table rust..........condensation, [no direct rain]........always sheltered
88" tip -to-tip (tables)
Finished up a pkg of hot dogs. Was dumping out the fluid, and looked
[too late] at ingredient list.
Sodium Nitrite was listed as the preservative.
The morton tenderizer lists [sn] as 0.5%...would this be sufficient enuff to test an oak sample? I've seen mentions of using 5% - 10% solutions.
Looking for local source close to greensboro / burlington. Prefer to buy off-the-shelf rather than ordering and waiting. I thought I could tell difference between red and white oak. I need to be 100% sure.
20+ yr air-dried red oak 5/4 x 8.5' x 5" - 10" widths............asking $1.oo BF
mix of rift, flat, and quartersawn in each stack
700BF open to selling a whole stack
.......or by the board [no min.] ......+ 0.25 extra for quartersawn
15 yr air-dried eastern red cedar 5/4 x 8' x 5" - 12"...
After further research off vintagemachinery.org have concluded my BS is a Parks Century 30" BS.
Includes both top and bottom blade guards.
Bottom shaft is ball bearing.
Upper shaft may be babbitt [though it has a grease fitting]. There is no wobble and it spins freely.
Motor is a Diehl 3PH...
as a photographer and a woodworker - you ever make a wood VC, maybe something along the lines of a Deardorf?- or any manufacturer, for that matter.
Have noticed on youtube that the younger generation is "rediscovering" and embracing both medium and large format. The RB Pro, boat anchor, seems...