Milling Done Today

thewoodlands Posted By thewoodlands, Apr 21, 2012 at 3:15 PM

  1. thewoodlands

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    Mother Nature let me get back to the area I am working then after one board she cut loose. I did a total of 15 one inch boards with one two inch board for a planned coffee table.

    I tapped the air filter out every three boards, last year when I milled in a down pour the filter seemed to collect the small fines quicker, not today.

    Attached are some pictures. 100_4955.JPG 100_4956.JPG 100_4958.JPG 100_4959.JPG
     

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  2. smokinj

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    Little thin for me but I like it alot!
     
  3. thewoodlands

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    Are you talking about the slab for the coffee table? What thickness would you make it?

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  4. bogydave

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    looking good zap.
    Curious how thick they'll be when dry.
    Dad cut his 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" so when dry & planed we'd get good 3/4" boards.
    Different wood had different shrinkage.
    We'd rick it up & let it dry for 2 years, then plane it.
    Gonna be a great looking coffee table.
     
  5. thewoodlands

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    I'm not sure but the cabin plans call for 3/4 inch boards so I should be safe. Last year on another site or maybe it was smokin who told me how much you lose, I'll check after we eat tonight.

    zap
     
  6. Thistle

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    Some woods shrink,warp,crack or cup more than others.Generally if you start with 1" or 1 1/8" rough sawn you'll end up with 3/4" once dried & planed.Some years ago I got lucky with some 1" Honey Locust & ended up with 7/8" That dont happen very often though.
     
  7. Backwoods Savage

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    Looks like you've been busy zap. That should turn out beautiful.
     
  8. iskiatomic

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    Looks great Zap, so when the cabin is done done we are going to have the Hearth NE open there? Right?

    Great job.

    KC
     
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  9. thewoodlands

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    I doubt it will get started this year except for some stump removal ::-) I would like all the wood for the outside milled before we start so this summer will be spent milling & in the boat.

    Nice work on your firewood.

    Thanks
    Zap
     
  10. smokinj

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    I would start with 2-3/4 no less than 2-1/2 and once sanded with 40,60,80,100,120 grit it would be 2-1/2 or under. (Time you get done with a 2 inch it could look wimpy)
     
  11. thewoodlands

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    Ok, we might change and do it out if Hemlock. Stopped by our local Stihl dealer, the 075 checked out good but they are just waiting on a new air filter. The 090 deal can be done this week any day after Tuesday. ::P

    zap
     
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  12. TIM RUTMAN

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    Nice. Can't wait to see the finished product!!!
     
  13. thewoodlands

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    Once I mill the top I'll put the picture up but the finished product might not be until next year because of the drying process.

    Should I wait two years for it to dry?

    zap
     
  14. smokinj

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    Hemlock it maybe ready in a year. Do you use a drying rack? Best if those big thick ones are up on end.
     
  15. thewoodlands

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    I'm not afraid;em what is a drying rack?

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  16. smokinj

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    Its just a rack that your big slabs can stand on end. This lets you flip through them like a book shelve. Now also when doing the top of the table I will use a set of winding sticks and this will get you a nice flat top. http://www.woodnbits.com/new-winding-sticks-in-my-shop/ Its all eyeballs but is very accurate! This one was almost there at 2-3/8.
     
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    What do you mean put together? To make it wider?
     
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    Look hard for a wider tree....;) I have done it though. You put the 2 sides together and keep cutting stright through the kerf until they it meets. Forget a joiner all together!
     
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    Cool Zap
    I like the look of thicker boards for table tops and shelves. Gives it that massive old world feeling.

    Billy
     
  23. thewoodlands

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    I'll shoot for 3.5 to 4 inches on the Hemlock or Pine coffee table. I'm thinking for the legs we will use Hemlock even if we do make the top White Pine.

    zap
     
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  24. smokinj

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    Thats probally too thick and very hard to work with. I took a 3 inch slab use the mini mill and cut 3x3 inch legs. Then square it up with the joiner/edger work out nice. There is some awesome metal/iron legs out there I wish I could get my hands on. Wood/iron tables are Bad @ss!
     
  25. Stax

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    Zap, my farmhouse tabletop is 1.5". A 2" mill would look great. If you have to glue two boards, so what. Still gonna look awesome. Keep doing your thing man. Impressive.
     
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