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I live in west central Georgia, father of two great daughters. Be sure to double click on the blog photos for a clearer more detailed picture. Click on the underlined words to be connected to the subject's website! Also, all comments are welcome! Enjoy!

Friday, November 30, 2007

36" Water Oak Log

These are a couple of 2006 pictures of a job at a Pine Mountain, GA sod farm. I was hired to saw pallet (5/8"x4" and 2"x3") lumber. The logs were of various species to include poplar, sweet gum, soft maple, river birch, and local oaks cut from the property. The large log was a water oak and was almost too big for the sawmill. That's me to the left with a helper whom I cannot remember his name but he sure was a very strong fellow for his size.

Small Boat and Canoe Built in the 80's.

This small boat was built in 1984 or so from plans (Martha's Tender) published in WoodenBoat. It was built using 1/2" exterior BC plywood. The seats, knees, rub rails, stem, and other miscellaneous parts were from red oak. The hull was covered with fiberglass cloth and resin. I was able to slide it in the bed of a full size pickup and used it in local lakes.

The canoe was built in 1986. I used western red cedar 1/4"x3/4" strips for the hull and then covered it with fiberglass cloth inside and out. The seats were made using red oak and plastic webbing weaved into the chair cane pattern. I do not recommend the plastic webbing, it stretches after a while of sitting. The gunnels were made from clear red fir. I still have this canoe and use it occasionally.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

August 07 - Barn Siding Job - Harris County GA

The following photographs are of a barn I was hired to saw the siding for. It came to about 7,000 board feet of 1"x8"x12' and 1"x"6"x12' boards. As you can see I was able to set up out of the sun and the logs were literally brought to my doorstep. This rarely happens as you'll note from other pictures posted here.