Building Buildings – part 1
So, the other day I started a project. I split green buckthorn into roughly rectangular "beams" from which to try making buildings out of. Did it as a test to see if they would crack as they dried. First stage in trying to make miniature buildings out of carved wood and buckthorn is a weed not that useful for much of anything else.
- Vice to hold the wood while sawing & splitting
- Hacksaw to make a starting cut for better precision splits (could saw both ends due to grain & thorns)
- Hatchet to do the splitting
- Piece of maple used as a mallet for precision splits
Pencil for scale