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Make Lumber - woodland.straw.lumber PEP BB

BB woodland care - straw badge
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in woodland care.

In this Badge Bit, you will make lumber!


(source: Cedar Creek Permaculture)

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are to make lumber.
   - For the required dimensions you need to meet or exceed them
          - i.e. instead of a 1"x4"x8' you can make a 1"x8"x12'

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (<2 mins):
   - harvesting some of the logs you make into lumber
   - action shot of making lumber
   - finished, stickered stacks of lumber as follows:
          o  dozen 2x4s eight feet long
          o  dozen 1x4s eight feet long  
          o  dozen ⅜ inch by 4 inch eight feet long  
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I borrowed a friend's sawmill and took care of three big white pines and a tamarack.  The saw's capacity was 6" so I made a lot of 1x6s and a healthy number of 2x4s and 2x6s.  I did enough to get me through the Straw and Wood level so the pictures may be the same.  These are all around 100" long so a bit over 8'.

The big stack is my submission for Wood badge

The little stack has 30 "2x4s or bigger" and 93 1x6s which are bigger than 1x4s or 3/8x4

The little stack is my submission for Straw badge.
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alright so
12 - 8' 2x4 = 64BF
12 - 8' 1x4 = 32BF
not sure how to calculate 3/8x4 so
12 - 8' 1x4 = 32BF

64+32+32= 128BF

I have 24 1x10 which are all 10' plus. plus some 1x6, 1x8 and 1x4
which equals 240BF plus

Here is the tree i am cutting up.
https://permies.com/wiki/20/99631/Felling-dead-tree-chainsaw-PEP#1367792

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most of the logs at the mill
most of the logs at the mill
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Making the first cut
Making the first cut
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The lumber back at home before stacking
The lumber back at home before stacking
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Stacked and stickered
Stacked and stickered
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Another angle of the stickered pile.
Another angle of the stickered pile.
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