Dec 142010
 

Adriondack Timber Frame Sawyer Ernie Bedard sawing less than straight cherry to make book matched curved brace stockI first met Ernie Bedard of What Knots? Lumber Company in about 1997 when a retired forester named Mitch who lives 6 miles up the road, asked us to build a turn key timber frame addition for his late 1800′s home. Mitch wanted to harvest his own spruce off one of his wood lots and have it sawn into timber, and he knew a chap who had a portable band saw mill who could do it. I confess I was skeptical about this, for I was concerned about the sawyer’s attention to accuracy and how well the mill was tuned up, and I had seen good sawing on such machines, but also a lot of bad sawing. That was before I met Ernie… Continue reading »