Cutting by hand provides a good morning workout without the noise pollution of chainsaws.
Checking out the view before heading back to the shop with a new friend.
This heavy piece of maple is a two man lift.
After shaping we split it in half.
This one is almost ready for the torch and glue.
We burn the inside to remove any tiny splinters that might penetrate the epoxy coat and to help harden the wood and remove any moisture absorbed from the air before glueing.
Coating the exterior with epoxy resin for superior protection from moisture and clumsy handlers. This one was so long it had to be coated outside!
The inside of a finished didge.