Friday, March 6, 2015

Sawing whitebeam logs with the mulesaw (now with pictures).

I got so eager with all the sawing, that I forgot to have a video taken during the process.
Instead Gustav took some pictures of the planks.

The width of the upper planks are around 25", the thickness is 2.25"

Until now I have processed two logs. I still have three more to go, but I think I'll save those for my next home period.

After a bit more research yesterday, I found a place where it was stated that whitebeam was not very prone to cupping and twisting etc. during the drying of the planks. I hope it is true, because that would make a nice change compared to elm.

Trailer loaded with whitebeam planks.

The 2 planks on the left side of the stack is from the upper log too.


  1. It looks like a nice batch of chair seats, to me!

    1. I have talked to Esben (the proud tree owner), and he says that I can have some if I wanted to.
      So maybe the Danish chair building extravaganza will have a follow up session :-)

  2. Hej Brian
    If you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail. ;)
    Regards, Olav