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Offline logboy

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Re: Buying logs
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2012, 09:38:37 PM »
A word of advice when buying yard trees. Over 90% of the yard trees I cut have metal or foreign objects in them. In fact, cutting a yard tree without metal in it is a rarity for me. I never pay top dollar for them, even if the metal detector says its clean. It wont catch ceramic insulators or rocks.

 

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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2012, 08:05:31 AM »
Just found out..... 1 cubic metre = 423.776001 board feet

so 424 would be pretty DanG close methinks so down here that would mean salvage logs are about 9c-11c per bft...
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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2012, 08:28:47 AM »
sounds like some good size logs, If you want to be generous offer a fair price per scaled bd/ft. .20 would be a good price.  Look for stain in the oak, the pine often heals without sign of metal. Very tricky to tell.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2012, 09:30:56 AM »
Galvanized metal will not turn blue in oak. 
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2012, 09:55:44 AM »
From what I understand from some of the posters on here,I would not pay much. Most have to haul it away, which cost time,money,than pay a disposal fee at the land fill,more money.
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