A few months ago Jon found a large walnut limb that had fallen in the Derecho storm this summer. It was a dead limb and was completely dry. Jon was really excited to find wood on the property that was dry and bug-free! In the second picture Jon is scraping off the bark and some rot with a draw knife.
The logs have been laying on the garage floor for months waiting to be cut into boards. The plan is to use some of this walnut wood with the aspen to make a hutch for the dining room.
Jon feeds the log into the bandsaw and I am on the receiving end making sure the log stays flush along the guide. Walnut is a hardwood so together we must feed the log at a slow and steady pace through the blade.
The planer was used to smooth out irregularities caused by the blade and uneven thicknesses.
Paul really enjoys playing in the sawdust!