Milling lumber on a cool Friday
This afternoon Mel figured
he could finish milling the one log left on the
Collins job. When we arrived, Kevin was grinding
some brush. This machine
makes cutting and grinding brush and trees look
easy. This place used to be
covered with manzanita. Now it's lovely, and much
safer from fire.
As you can see....This spot is Mel's Corner.
...where he and Kevin are finishing the job.
Believe it or not, this is a digger pine.
He's going to use the lumber to make side boards
for his flat bed trailer. It's
considered a very hard wood. Most of the pitch
seemed to be at one end. Pretty
nice looking lumber, but has some stress that
makes it harder to cut straight.
The log's pretty heavy to turn, so Kevin helps
with his machine. This guy is a hard
worker constantly on the go.
That big slab of lumber on the top was really
This is a stack of pecky cedar they cut the first
day. It was terrible.
Kevin and his brother Barry.
Mel and Kevin finished milling the log just as
the snow was beginning to
fall again. That was definitely something to