In our quest to never, ever run out of something to do around here, we’ve now added a sawmill to the mix. Actually, one of these babies has been on our wish list for quite some time. After loads of bad luck and great difficulty, our new project finally arrived a couple of weeks ago. Mr. W has been working on the base for it, and yesterday we finally got to try it out. The Blacksmith and the Fiddler worked very hard yesterday to accomplish this.
Everyone had their chance at a test drive. It was fun!!
Here, the Fiddler is the operator, cutting a slice of walnut from our old backyard tree that had died and was taken down a couple years ago. His sandbox was located under that very tree many years ago. Awwww ;)
Here are the first few walnut boards (they did get prettier with each cutting).
A closer view – see the Angry Ants?
The boards will have to cure for awhile, then they’ll be project-ready.
More sawmill posts to come in the near future. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!