November 29, 2008

The 5 curly redwood / balsa project continues

Filed under: Harbour

I spent about 3 hours cutting one 7 x 12 x 99 inch log in half. My first cut was with a Skil saw which doesn’t quite get halfway. Then came the Sawzall. Because the moisture content was over 40%, the kerf left by the blade kept filling up with wet saw dust. This jammed it up.

This is with the Sawzall

After I had cut from each end where the two templated pieces came close, there was about 12″ left that I chose to hand saw.