#58 How to dry a log and make an axe handle

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In episode #58 Zack bursts a pipe and makes BEGS We talk about how to dry a log and how to carve up an axe handle

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What’s new/ what are we working on?

  • Zack: Bags and a burst pipe. Turned my first project

  • Will: Christmas presents, bowls, cubby cabinet, necklace rack

  • James: Shop Storage! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_Fo0R72ago&list=PLAbayqjimalFppP8Pz0Fd6qV7KDRU0h7Z


Miles K: I recently cut down two ash trees on my property, and I saved a good chunk of each trunk. They've been sitting in my yard for a few months now, and I'm wondering what the best way is going to be for drying and storing these. Is the best way to slab this thing up and stack up the slabs with spacers? Or should I just leave it as a log? I'd guess drying it in log form would take much longer, but I'm just not sure what's best. I definitely want to slab up one of them eventually regardless, and the other may end up as two benches (cut in half lengthwise)

MoonshineMetalworks: I've been forging axe heads recently and want to make handles using a combination of draw knife and spoke shave to get the shape but as a I'm not experienced with them wondered if you had any tips?

Joke of the week

Jeff Gruff : Did you here about the guy at the sawmill who had the whole left side of his body cut off? Don't worry, he's all "right" now.

What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

  • Will: Mike Pekovich FWW, Shaun Boyd

  • James: Today I found out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuV_mTQrSA0&list=LLbMtJOly6TpO5MQQnNwkCHg&index=9

Favorite tool/product this week?


  • James: French cleat wall system https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnKraOpt3-s



James Wright: Wood By Wright https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMtJOly6TpO5MQQnNwkCHg

Zack Herberholz: ZH Fabrication https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdZMJDDpyvI9WJyY7IZP7w

William Walker: Wm. Walker Co. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCievvwx_-UU-rP28103rUCw



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