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Author Topic: WM - "Max" log length.....?  (Read 3547 times)

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Re: WM - "Max" log length.....?
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2018, 05:29:13 PM »
To be precise, it's the 1.414213562 to 1 rule.  ;D
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Re: WM - "Max" log length.....?
« Reply #41 on: June 14, 2018, 08:42:55 PM »
To be precise, it's the 1.414213562 to 1 rule.  ;D
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Re: WM - "Max" log length.....?
« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2018, 08:58:00 PM »
What I should have asked was how big was the butt end?
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Re: WM - "Max" log length.....?
« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2018, 09:05:37 PM »
These were not too bad, less than three feet. Some of the 47 foot logs were big. Had one that was 24" small end, and about 45" on the butt. Made a 15x15 out of it and split it into two 7.5x15s.
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Re: WM - "Max" log length.....?
« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2018, 09:34:07 PM »
I've spent some time breaking down big Western Red cedar logs.

I try to do all the right things: support the whole log with toe boards, centre the pith both ends and have that big old butt end at the front of the mill.
Usually went well, but some fooled me.
Out of about 65-70 logs, some six or ten logs had pith that wandered way far from centre.
I'd try to get those used for roof decking.  :D

I called it 'wandering pith', which is problem if you're trying to mill long pieces with centred or no-heart timbers.
D'you run into that with your logs @Dave Shepard ?
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