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Step 28: The Muscular Deployment

Picture of The Muscular Deployment

Sometimes loads of effort are going into small things. Before those tiny banks were banks a big oak had to be cut, logged, transported, split, sawed, seasoned and planed.

The oak was beautiful, but growing near a road and disturbing for some. I've always tried to be respectful. For the wood I cut or harvest, for my impact on the local spots, for the environment in general. Water is life. Limiting my ecological footprint was part of the deal. Also that was a reason why my philosophy deviated towards hand tools and ancient joinery during the years.

In this episode I'm sawing one of these knotty oak logs in boards for the banks I would install later. I hate chainsaws, btw.