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Author Topic: back in the woods and back in the game  (Read 5705 times)

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2011, 05:58:42 PM »
MC of 200% and they'll sink.

An estimate of a sinking log is made with green specific gravity (Gg).

Gg of balsam is 0.34, as a point of reference MC green is 108% (averaged across 30% sap and 70% heart)

MCsink = 100 x (1-0.34)
                       0.34
          = 194%

Gg of spruce is 0.36, reference MC green of black spruce is 70%. So plug that in and it works out to 178% for it to sink.
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2011, 06:06:05 AM »
None of our softwood (spruce and fir) sink. They will sink of course if you leave them in the water long enough. They of course float higher in the salt water than they do in the fresh.

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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2011, 06:47:14 AM »
Yes, the only logs I saw sink, and not all of them either, was when the government installed dams on the upper lakes that feed the Tobique river. Majority of the spruce-fir never even sunk after floating in water for about 50 years. It became bleached driftwood all along the lake shores. They had a big cleanup around all the dams, even on the main river to remove it all back in the 90's.
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2011, 05:15:15 PM »
Well the ice bridge has formed . Been crossing about 2 weeks now. We have some snow and have managed to move all the logs we cut last year to the shoreline (200). Will raft them home to the mill later this spring.

We have now started to cut a few new logs (70 so far) we are placing them on a small island near the other logs once again to raft in the spring.

Gas here is now at 1.68 per liter . Very expensive to haul any distance by snowmobile.

A few pics of the start of our new log pile
 



 





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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2011, 05:22:20 PM »
nice logs
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 06:00:20 PM »
Way to go Newf, you'll have some milling to do this season.  8)
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2011, 08:57:10 PM »
It is so good to hear that you were able to salvage last year's logs.  It sounds like you will have a good sawing season.   :)
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Re: back in the woods and back in the game
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2011, 09:13:50 PM »
I wondered if your ice would freeze,seem all your cold air is down here  ;D .
Oh! nice pile  8) .
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