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Author Topic: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.  (Read 7888 times)

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Offline MotorSeven

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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2006, 04:16:00 AM »
Scott,
If and when you get a price on those logs, please post it. I may run out of trees on my place and have to out-source. For a 6x6-(Square on 3 sides, peeled on the outside) i am thinking i will need a 10-12" log...correct?
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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2006, 11:18:48 AM »
RD - will do.  The tough thing about cedar is that it's so knarly that if you want clean sides you will need a lot of material.
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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2006, 04:03:52 PM »
If it's like our northern white cedar, the best I've seen will give you 12 feet (maybe a bit longer) of clear bolt on the but end. But, cedar takes a life time to limb up naturally because it's so shade tolerant. Needs moose or girafs with long knecks to eat the lower limbs. ;D The worst thinning ground is to be in a stand with scattered cedar residuls, them Dang limbs keep everything hung up and some of them limbs are dead. The old dead limbs just don't fall away like on fir and poplar. They're not big diameter limbs (unless pasture grown), but a pain.
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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2006, 12:54:21 AM »
scsmith42, sorry about the delay in getting back to you - I'll give the guy a call in the morning and let you know his price. If it seems resonable, I'll send you a PM with his name and number and you can work with him directly...

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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2006, 09:03:57 PM »
Dad - thanks! 

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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2006, 04:24:02 PM »
I reread the last message I wrote in this thread and decided to delete it - This is not a get it off you chest forum >:(, it's about sawmills and milling - I was way off topic >:(

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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2006, 05:50:20 PM »
Now you have me wondering what you posted that you 'erased'  :)

If it's the one where the $10 logs are now gone, I didn't think of it being out of line (haven't searched so may not be).  I thought that comment and dilema was a good lesson and informative to others.  But you also make a good point about a rant (but we probably like reading about others' frustrations too).  :)  All part 'O the fun.
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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2006, 08:57:19 PM »
Dad I read the post and it was fine you'll see a lot of venting in here  ;D
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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2006, 09:04:32 PM »
Speaking of venting,  we should have a Mother-in-law Board.
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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2006, 09:17:36 PM »
Dad - ditto tnlogger's comments - venting is allowed and your post was fine.

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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2006, 10:37:33 PM »
Thanks man - Yeah I deleted the post about the $10.00 logs now gone... That was BIG lesson for me.

Another lesson came today - Yesterday I got a call from my forester buddy and I hesitated on a 18" dia by 20 ft flowering dogwood log approx 200 BF, told him I would check around and see if anyone wanted the lumber. Come to find out the lumber could fetch some pretty good $$$, which I didn't know at the time or I wouldn't have hesitated,  I even had a few folks interested. Called him back today to let him know I would take the dogwood but he already sold it. 

Like I said I got a lot to learn! But one sure fire way to learn is by making mistakes... And I have to keep reminding myself I bought the mill to have fun.

I'm in agreement we need a bitch board. I know I could learn a ton from it ;D

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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2006, 10:40:33 PM »
I've never heard of a dogwood that big. :o

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Re: Cedar Cedar Cedar, I'm sick of freaking Cedar.
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2006, 05:52:45 AM »
Sometimes you just need to go with your gut feeling. Although sometimes your gut feeling means you ain't well. 
Now if someone offered me a big dogwood, I would want to know the price.  I look at it as, "What is the worst that could happen in this deal?"  Answer "I would have a big chunck of firewood".  "What is the best that could happen?"  Answer  " I don't have a clue".  But  I would now research and find all I could about dogwood and what it could be used for and how to care for it. I call this my research and development department.  This money spent on dogwood would be called R&D money. Even though I am 99% cedar, I like a new challenge.

Now if the deal requires a good bit of money, then I do my research first. If I lose the deal because of time, so be it.  There will be more deals come my way.
I am in the pink when sawing cedar.

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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2006, 11:03:38 AM »
Also the luxury of not "having" to do anything.  Fellow I worked for for years always said the best time to buy or sell something was when you didn't have to.  No pressure to make a deal.
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