December 17, 2010

Acacia Tree

David Welter, shop manager at CR, has been tending to an acacia tree that fell just behind the bus barn next to the school. One of the previous students was able to chop it into two manageable size logs and then the bus barn guy pulled it out of the forest. It's been drying in the shade for about eight months now, and David decided that yesterday was the day it would be cut into slabs. David primed the chainsaws and set-up the track for the mill. Below you'll see Bonner, a student, manning the chainsaw, admiring his handy work and the beautiful acacia wood, and the upturned stump where the tree came from. Once the wood is cut into slabs, David will stack and sticker the wood so that it dries properly, without twisting or checking. 

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