Driveway cleanup— Mesquite (of course)

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  1. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member Thread Starter

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    Driveway cleanup — sort of...
    During the summer I had been given a large Mesquite tree in long chunks that I had cut into manageable pieces that I could move. I had stacked them close to my shop on the edge of the driveway with the intention of processing them quickly (=didn’t happen:headscratch2::unknown: ).
    Beautiful afternoon after a steady morning at clinic so I made it happen. All Mesquite, cut into slabs that will be Future projects. On a side note, really happy with my chain sharpener— all this was with ONE chain.
    All told, is 13-14 pieces of wood. I deliberately cut several thicknesses— don’t want to get bored. Lots of nice grain patterns, too tired to rearrange :negative: (mileage catches up sometimes)
    Will cut the base/rootstock this weekend.

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  2. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Founding Member Full Member Forum Moderator

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    Man that's a nice pile o wood!
     
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    I agree with that
     
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    There are a lot of nice goodies hiding in that wood.
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    That ought to keep you just for a day or two! Nice!
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Greatness!
     
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    Great pile of slabs/blanks youve cut!

    Is your chain sharpener a who, or a what? If it's a who, I don't care, I'm too far away, but if it's a what, I'm interested. Always looking for a better/quicker way than hand filing everything.
     
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  8. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member Thread Starter

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    i found myself needing a better chain sharpener when I switched to Stihls. My HF sharpener couldn’t get to specs so I seriously upgraded to an Oregon 520-120. Really like it.
    That and finding ripping chains- —knowing that one has to be very mindful of possible kickbacks. Always use PPE— gloves , hearing, eyes, chaps.
     
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  9. David Hill

    David Hill I collect & use Texas woods---but prefer Mesquite. Full Member Thread Starter

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    Well.... spoke too soon. Glad I left the root ball for last. 2 chains dulled so far—- ROCKS !! Lots of sparks. They’re imbedded— can’t see”em.
    One even dislodged and hit my shin.
    Sure is pretty wood though.
     
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