Timber from logs

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Its one thing to have a closet full of kits waiting to be moved to dry dock, but to keep room in garage for pile of wood waiting years just to dry before you can start cutting for model use is another big space concern.

I hope to find a house with shop for storing my hobby items when I move soon.
 

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Its one thing to have a closet full of kits waiting to be moved to dry dock, but to keep room in garage for pile of wood waiting years just to dry before you can start cutting for model use is another big space concern.

I hope to find a house with shop for storing my hobby items when I move soon.
Youre right I think this is sufficient for more models.
First will be a Dutch fluit the Anna Maria in scale 1:36 build shell first, then sovereign of the seas in 1:48 in admirality style. After that I have to find a new orchard to cut down.:)
 

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Goedenavon @Maarten,
Just want to share with you a very interesting tool I have seen today in a wood clock factory (in Gernrode / Harz). Maybe it could be worth to obtain such a saw just in case some day you'd stumble over some even bigger logs? :D
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By the way Poul, take the trip with the steam train to the Brocken, touristic but a very nice ride.
 
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By the way Poul, take the trip with the steam train to the Brocken, touristic but a very nice ride.
Thanks for the hint but it is too late as I already walked up there. Took me 1 hour and 10 minutes and I'm quite content with that . . . considering my age and present poor shape (somehow Corona / working from home + holidays in low gear with tons of good food and too many beers etc. have added a stone or two to my weight :D ) I became so exhausted that I did take the steam train down from there :D
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Bonjour tout le monde,

I know that we are just building models, but for your "culture générale" and for those who doesn't know Louis Sauzadde, may I advise you some videos about the choice and the good way to cut timbers:

And also
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Sincerely yours
Bob
Well worth watching. Thanks for posting, Bob.
I'm about to resume billeting timber from my old farm and these videos helped.
 
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@ Maarten, I glue paper at each end to avoid cracks in the ends of the logs, wood glue + paper and dry a year before I start dividing the logs into different dimensions, greetings-
 

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@ Maarten, I glue paper at each end to avoid cracks in the ends of the logs, wood glue + paper and dry a year before I start dividing the logs into different dimensions, greetings-
Thx, that sounds like a good idea.
I have now quartered them to avoid it as much as possible but as the logs have been cut half a year ago some showed some cracks.
Finall dimensioning will ve done when I need the wood.
 
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Here's my setup.
16" three wheel band saw



Contractors table saw



12 1/2" planer



4 inch jointer



12" power mitre box



mini 2" table saw



Mini mitre box



5" disk sander.



Also have 10" radial arm saw, 48" wood turning lathe, 1 X 42 belt sander, 6" X 9" belt / disk sander, floor mounted drill press, spindle shaper, two - scroll saws, 3 bench grinders. Plus machinery used in the building trades such as an aluminum brake, cement mixer, mortar mixer etc, just about any tool used in the building trades. Much of the stuff I don't use much any more, but the cash value is quite low so I just keep it around. Plus, I still do some smaller work for past customers. I told myself I would quit doing builder's work when I turned 70, but now I'm pushing 80 and still going. Even after open heart surgery last winter.

Old carpenters never really retire. They just fade slowly into the woodwork.

Remember, all this was collected over a 45 year period when I was self employed as a custom home builder. The hand power tools and hand tools are just too numerous to list.

EJ
Looking at you large table saw, I have a Craftsman that is over 60 years old and the original belt that finally parted and died yesterday when trying to half a cherry limb that I removed from our yard. Too large a diameter for the max saw height so I was smoking to begin with in the stupid effort. No band saw available and I couldn't stabilize the limb to complete the cut by hand sawing. Guess it is time to take the broken belt and get another that I would bet will not last as long as the first one or that I will be around to see that termination. PT-2
 
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cracks that you tell about will get longer as the wood dries, but it looks like you have a lot to take off, regards-
 
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