Friday, June 13, 2008

Remember that big log?

The log I dragged out of the woods and wanted to make into one big 46 foot beam? Well, it didn't work out. Of course, I put all the work in before I found that out.

Here's me making a side cut with a chainsaw attachment called 'the Beam Machine' that uses a 2x4 as a guide. it's not bad, but only one side of the cut is clean. the other has deep saw marks.

Here's the beam looking pretty good...

But cut down the middle to make 6x10s reveals the termite damage. It can still be used, but not for the house interior. 'hello fancy patio steps!'

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