House nearby being torn down and McMansion-ized, I managed to mill up some of the big beech that was in the back yard. This was the biggest tree in the neighbourhood by far, such a shame it was mowed down.
Couple weeks later down to the local log dump, scored some more beech, and some cherry.
Beech is one of the few local woods that I had not seem much of to mill (the other notable one being ash), now I have bucket loads of it! Well, I will have in a few years after it dries. Funny how I have gone years with little beech, then twice in a row - beech!
48x48x3" slab of beech
In the shop, I have finally started on a long desired upgrade to my Hammond Glider sliding table saw. Since it was orignally built to be used in the printing industry, it is set up to measure cuts in units called 'pica', which are annoyingly not related to either Imperial or Metric units of measurement! So basically I need to replace an Acme rod, the nut it runs in, and the ruler scale. Seems easy, but of course these things never are.
Of course while I was at it I thought it would be a good time to address the fact that the blade is not straight to the table, and there is a bit more wobble in it than I would like to see. So, the start of another project while many others are already on the go!