If this was it take it back! LOL. I started today in earnest working on my masters project . My friend Bob was kind enough to give me an olive tree from his back yard. Sooooo
Step 1. Remove tree … Mother told me there would be days like this
Lets back up. 4 days ago I caught either bronchitis or walking pneumonia. Couple that with the fact that I’m in season for my allergy induced asthma and that’s where I start today – not breathing.
Yeah, uh huh, 1 branch. This tree is HUGE. This 1 branch , one of the smaller ones, was 9ft long and 8” in dia. After pruning it to a ball head, with several smaller ones able to be used for lumber as well (I will have pen blanks for sale not TOO far down the road) in total I harvested 4 logs (5 1/2ft , 4ft,6ft and 3ft…remember I had to clean cut them all after they were grounded)…..but lets not forget the foliage.
So here’s the count…. 4 logs and 2 truckloads of foliage .
So I take it back to the shop to mill it down to rough lumber. Getting there at 4PM. By 8PM I was calling Kat to bring me my rescue inhaler that I foolishly left at home, a 16 mile round trip for her – she loves me. . . or my life insurance isn’t paid up :/
1. (1) I DID get 1 branch to the shop…..remember this started with step 1 up there LMAO yeah right
2. (2)1 did get ¼ of 1 log milled down….the other 3 and 3/4 logs? Not so much.
3. (3) I got all the ends of all the logs painted to slow the drying process in order to allow me time to mill them & then air dry them
Why didn't I have a better plan you ask?...after all I AM working on my masters project??!!
To this I say : I'm a furniture maker not a lumberjack or millwright!!! ( though I may be when Im done! )