Transforming logs into lumber saves money, but takes patience and skillful technique. Learn about milling trees and jointing and planing your way to square, true stock.
Whether bent on harvesting your own wood with a chainsaw or just trimming branches, you must play it safe. And there’s more to it than the right saw and protective clothing.
With these two jigs, you can rip tapers on anything from a footstool leg to a tall bedpost.
I have a 6” jointer with a rabbeting ledge, but I don’t understand how to use it to make rabbets. What’s the proper method?
I like to slice logs at an angle and use these slabs for fretwork. What do I have to do to keep the bark from drying, shrinking, and falling off the slab?
A friend bulldozed down some large black walnut trees, and I talked him into letting me rescue them from the burn pile. How do I turn these trees into useful lumber?
The old maple tree that fell in my backyard, but all the sawyers I’ve called seem reluctant to come mill it for me. Should I have to pay for their equipment if a blade breaks?