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Big Sassafras on the Mill
« on: March 17, 2019, 09:35:47 AM »
I sawed up a Sassafras for the first time last week. This was a customers log but I was able to talk him into selling me a few of them once I air and kiln dry them. This was the biggest Sassfras I have ever seen in this area, the diameter was 27in and the crotch forked out to 29inches. I sawed the log at 9/4. Here are a few pics of the slabs and the video of the days sawing, hit two nails also.


 

 

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Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 11:26:26 AM »
Nothing wrong with that. If you don't like it, bring it to the project I'm sure someone will take it off your hands.
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Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 02:31:56 PM »
I'm surprised it did not have rot in the center. Almost any I've sawn over 16 in. had heart rot

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Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 08:26:38 PM »
Nothing wrong with that. If you don't like it, bring it to the project I'm sure someone will take it off your hands.
Those I will keep in the mountains of TN, if I brought them to GA they would end up in Danny's truck bed. :D
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Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 10:37:51 AM »
Nathan,

   Good looking wood. If you get worried them flatland touristers down Ga way may try to come poach them from you then you are welcome to take them out of those Tennessee foothills up here to the real WV mountains where they will be safer. :D
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Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 09:41:47 PM »
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Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 10:32:37 PM »
Got one at least that size in my log yard. Customer wanted it cut 4/4 to make turkey calls. After seeing your pics, I'm trying to convince him otherwise. This one has 2 crotches...
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Re: Big Sassafras on the Mill
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 11:02:28 PM »
Got a few sassafras trees in my area still, use to dig up saplings and boil the roots to make tea it was so good!  In my industrial forestry days my superiors said it was just green junk and lets just hypo hatchet them all, so sad.
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