Eating cicadas, building a porch, and hauling lumber for said porch all in the same week with several images of the action as well as some bee installation pictures.
Hay season on the farm is different now then when I was growing up, but I will never forget those long summer days out in the hay field with my family.
Transforming a tree to lumber and then to a piece of furniture.
From log to the mill to the project in no time at all.
This is a brief description of how to stack lumber so that it dries evenly after sawing. Also description of a chain saw dovetail bench.
Tackling the old wives tale I heard recently down at the hardware store how a penny inserted into the flesh of a tomato plant stalk will help that plant fight off or maybe prevent a blight attack along with data on trying to trap a wild rabbit.
How we milled lumber, made a gate and installed the gate during a break in the weather.
Regeneration of trees on a harvested area give hope for generations to come.
Salvaging logs is always a challenge-- but finding buried treasure in it always makes it worthwhile. This salvage job came after the land had been cleared by the owner, and the best lumber pick over buy a logger.
With an understanding of your limitations, you can operate more safely and efficiently. Training in timber cutting techniques can greatly expand your capabilities
Splitting firewood has changed over the lsst 40 years. A sharp chain and hydraulic splitter make all the difference in the world.
Observations and reminiscences of the 2012 MEN fair in Seven Springs, PA.
How to work with a sawyer when cutting your lumber
Working with a sawyer to cut custom lumber for your projects can be a great experience. Here are a few tips to make it even better.
Simran Sethi looks into the furniture and logging industries.
If you often find yourself in need of lumber for various homestead projects, consider a small, portable sawmill to cut your own lumber. Portable milling equipment makes it possible for you to create dimensioned lumber for all kinds of DIY projects. The videos below show the versatility of portable sawmills in action. You will also discover tips to assist with assembly.
Here is a description of some of the pruning tools and techniques for pruning trees for future sawlogs.
How we expect the unexpected and turn blow down trees into lumber.
The Game of Logging is a professional logging program that can benefit anyone who uses a chain saw.
Using portable sawmill and basic timber frame techniques to build a utility shed.
How we avoid most clutter but manage to keep good leftover products for future use.
Get your garden ready for spring by making this sturdy, comfortable outdoor bench from recycled-plastic lumber and an old truck tire inner tube.