A handful of mainline crossties met the woodmizer today. They went from 7” x 9” timbers to 1-1/4” thick boards.
The results were ASTOUNDING!
Hickory almost always impresses us with its beauty.
But we were not prepared for the amazing grain in the gum, sycamore, soft maple and even the hackberry. The photos do not do them justice. Some of these look like they are simply on fire.
Just a small sample of what we were up to yesterday. Took some crossties and had them cut into boards 1-3/16” and 2+” thick. Dried they should be 1” and 2” boards.
White oak (on the right), red oak (not pictured) and an interesting piece of sycamore (on the left) with a beautiful grain to it. Getting ready to take Rail Yard Studios into a new phase.
Look for the video of us with the woodmizer that was used to plank these bad boys - if I can ever get tumblr or youtube to take it.