Milling Lumber

To give a brief history on  this  video, I purchased a bush lot in the mountains of Sutton,Quebec, Canada in 2006 with the hopes of one day building a live/workspace outside of  the city. Fortunately in 2011 I was informed that the building that housed my studio would be expropriated by The City of Montreal which proved to be the kick in the pants I needed to get on with it. Currently The building is about 65% complete and with any luck I will be back up and running  by summer2013.

This first video shows me milling up some of the logs on my property  before construction began. It should give people an idea of what is involved in the preparation of material before the furniture making part begins.  After the logs have been milled into lumber they generally require a couple years of drying before they are ready for further processing, unless they are slated for steam bending projects which requires wood of a higher moisture content.

I intend to periodically post videos of future projects and some of the procedures  involved in my furniture making practice so please check back for updates and future posts. I would love to hear some of your thoughts and feedback so feel free to comment.

John

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