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Offline PA_Walnut

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Re: Black locust fence posts
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2017, 04:11:21 AM »
Great! I have some 4x4's ready to stick into the ground. Don't have much into it, so will just wing it!
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Re: Black locust fence posts
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2017, 11:07:18 AM »
I wouldn't put them in the ground green,  They need to season awhile.  The only problem with locust fence post is, it will tend to split as it ages, it is hard to keep staples in.  You need to go around and whack them tight.
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Re: Black locust fence posts
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2017, 04:41:37 PM »
We always cut and stacked our post for a year before using, criss-cross ten to the row and ten rows high.  The "old folks" only used seasoned post and never put any post in the ground that had bark on it.  If they "had" to use a green post, it was debarked to above ground level.

My Brother and I would fell next year's trees this year and let them lay.  We would then take the 5' crosscut saw and buck the felled (year old) trees, tote the post out, and then fell the trees for the next year.  Grandpa would sharpen and set the crosscut saw before we began sawing.  We never had a power saw.  This was our Winter job and we were paid 5 cents per stacked post.
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Re: Black locust fence posts
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2018, 09:41:12 AM »
In central ny an 8' post 6" diameter is $5

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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2018, 12:28:28 PM »
Lots of fellows here  used to sell split and sharpened BL posts 6' long years ago.
Split em with and axe and wedges and sharpened on an old fashioned buzz saw pto driven.
Rarely peeled them.
when they were dry pounding staples in was not too much fun.
Lasted for years and years.
State of NY sold BL stumpage on an estimate basis for $.25 per post.
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2018, 01:17:43 PM »
The idea of using the inner portion of veneer logs for posts and landscaping timbers certainly changed the way of making fences etc .Added a lot more value than using them to make OSB also.Somebody was thinking in the marketing department .

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