Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – April 5, 2016

I was down for a few days with the flu but I’ve been making progress on the bed by getting the headboard and footboard glued up.  I also got to spend a day last week running my chainsaw mill for the first time in 11 months.  I’ve missed it. 

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One Response

  1. Matt
    I have really enjoyed your work, both here and on woodtalk. Have you ever talked about the details of chainsaw milling? I would love to learn about how the chain you use to rip is different, what kind of saw you use, tips for maintaining the equipment and safety. I want to give you credit for wearing the chaps when you saw, I think modeling good safety habits is best way to pass them along.

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