Freehand chainsawing

Today I bring you an example of freehand chainsaw work par excellence.

First, a log is selected, and initial cuts are made.

That is one BIG chainsaw.

stair tread 1

Cutting with the grain of the wood produces shavings that look like shredded cheese.

Gratuitous photo op with the evening sun:

stair tread 2

Next, the log is hoisted into the air with the track-hoe, also known affectionately around here as “Barney, the large purple dinosaur”.

stair tread 3

The cutting continues.  Notice the lack of chalk lines or any other markings.  Pete did this ALL freehand.  With a chainsaw!  Boggling.

stair tread 4

The first of the treads, which was delivered about ten minutes later.

stair tread 5

It’s gorgeous!

I’ll get a picture and post it when it is installed.


About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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