Squaring and stock prep from Maple Logs

 

Stock to become lumber, smaller and square on the left and wider and large on the right. But all were quartered and rived with the sap wood and pith taken off.

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First real go at a spoon. home made sharpening paddle for knives and axes.

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Still a little more logs to go, one decent one left and few weird forks.

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Longer but thinner.

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Maples makes me happy to plane and mortise.

I found some firewood online and my guess turned out to be some kind maple tree with purple sap. Some big pieces and the best is that is fresh. Makes it nicer to rive or split since not all pieces that long. But to square up, plane and to mortise it is very friendly, and best of all is free.

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Hopefully my choice in splitting for quarter sawn pays off when it is dry.

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A few pieces to dry up a little.I am basically split then squaring and I guess in the end I will have lots of legs.

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The top of a chair mortised through from both sides in lest than 5 minutes. Love that green stuff, cutting this is hard maple would kill my edge and my shoulders.

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3 more legs.

Below is my inside chopping block for after work , again is some nasty and very hard storm gumtree stump. I guess I will end with some fun and probably some firewood too.

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