Saturday, May 16, 2009

Two Ash Logs

Kim and Barb dropped off two 6.5 foot long white ash logs today. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Both logs were about 16" diameter. I split out one of the logs this evening for bow staves.

I start on one end with the hachet.

Then I work my way down the log with wedges.

The log split pretty easily, really.

So, there's the first log split into 8 staves. It took about 30 minutes.

Now to paint the ends and let them cure for a while. Painting the ends keeps the moisture in so they don't crack from drying out too quickly.

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