Mark Lindquist History

THE BLAKELY BURL TREE PROJECT   SAWMILL

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The Blakely Burl Tree Project   (Beginning June 28, 2009)

The  SAWMILL


Cross Sawmill and Steve Cross, 5th Generation Georgia Sawyer

The Blakely Burl Tree will be brought to Cross Sawmill in Iron City, Georgia, where
Steve Cross will saw the log under Mark Lindquist's direction. 
Gary Stevens from Soquel, California  and Chris Smith
from Gadsden County, Florida will be on hand to assist and offer advice. 

Cross Sawmill is impressive - an amazing experience.  Lindquist Studios photographer
John McFadden  captured Steve and Mark working together sawing
some logs during a technical test run in preparation for the burl tree sawing event.

A Visit to Cross Sawmill


Steve Cross has the world's largest thin-kerf band saw mill


Steve has a new website:  http://crosssawmill.com

We're talking serious junkyard rocket science here - 5 generations of experience as
a sawyer and an amazing talent for reconfiguration of recyclable machinery. 
The mill is amazing - it comes alive  - literally walks and moves by hydraulics.
 A fun fact:  Steve was a Nuclear Missile Mechanic Specialist
in the Air Force with Strategic Air Command...


Mark Lindquist (left) photographing Steve Cross at Cross Sawmill


Mark Lindquist (left) and Steve Cross (right) will be sawing the Blakely Burl Tree together.
Steve is a fine custom sawyer and works with his clients to get the best material.


Mark and Steve discussing the best approach for cutting a spalted wood log.


It's always exciting looking at the wood inside the log.
 Here Steve (right) washes the sawdust off a beautifully fresh cut
spalted sycamore board held by Mark (center)



Steve Cross (left) instructs Mark Lindquist (right) during a test run at Cross Sawmill. 
They each begin to understand the concerns they each have when cutting the wood.
A high degree of synchronicity and cooperation is
required to get the best from the burl tree.


 Steve Cross at the controls of his custom built Cross "Super-Ax" Sawmill


Lindquist Studios photographer John McFadden photographing Steve Cross


Mark Lindquist cross cutting a sycamore log at Cross Sawmill.


Photos: John McFadden / Lindquist Studios 2009

visit:  http://crosssawmill.com

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Photos:  John McFadden / Lindquist Studios 2009

 

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