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Harvest Your Own Lumber: How to Fell, Saw, Dry and Mill Wood

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by John English

If you’re troubled anytime you see a healthy log go to waste, this guide to milling your own lumber is for you. You’ll have access to new species and unique cuts of wood while potentially contributing to a more sustainable way of life.

Harvest Your Own Lumber will show you how to understand which trees will lend themselves to producing good timber. You’ll also learn how to fell the tree safely and how to convert a log into usable lumber. You’ll learn about grain patterns and potential defects and how to “saw to grade” so you can get the best yield with the desired grain from a specific log.

Harvest Your Own Lumber includes ample photographs and charts to show hoe to identify the best trees to harvest; how to properly mill and grade as you turn logs into boards, timber or veneer; how to season to reduce water content; and how to use a chain saw safely.

Softcover. 6" x 9". 134 pages.

"Harvest Your Own Lumber holds appeal for hobbyists, woodworkers, and crafters who would take better control of not just their landscapes, but their supply sources .... highly recommended for any home hobbyist who regularly uses wood and wants to take a more active role in its quality and availability." ―Recommended Reading-Donovan's Bookshelf

"Impressively user friendly from first page to last, Harvest Your Own Lumber is an ideal and comprehensive instruction guide that will enable even the most novice woodworker to identify the best trees to harvest ... and convert it into usable logs. Very highly recommended for personal, community, and academic library woodworking instructional reference collections." ―Midwest Book Review

Pages: 134
Binding: TP
Publisher: Linden

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