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« on: July 20, 2018, 07:02:30 PM »
Had a guy wanting about 25 cookies. I am going to screw a couple thick boards to the bottom of the short log. Just long enough to catch the cross beams of the mill. 

Clamp it with the log clamp. And saw away. 

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Re: Sawing wedding cookies
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2018, 07:08:58 PM »
Thats what i done a took 2   2x8 and secured the log to it and stood it up and cut them. 

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Re: Sawing wedding cookies
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 07:12:35 PM »
I cut a short log 20 inches high. Good size to handle.
I have a piece of plywood I lay on the bed then stand the 20 inch log on the plywood.

I have a groove sawn out on the plywood that allows the clamp to move into the log and hold it.
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I have a 2 x 6 between the backstops and the log so the log will clamp.

Make adjustments as necessary and make them cookies.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 09:18:31 PM »
 

 

Try this simple jig I cut hundreds of them :)



 





 



 



 
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Re: Sawing wedding cookies
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 11:23:34 PM »
There isnt any wrong way to do it as long as it works.   :D

We used to saw them by the pallet full, literally and sold to wedding planners. Now we use the chainsaw.  However we make them, we sell them for $5 each, so every time the saw makes a cut Im thinking Theres five bucks, theres another five bucks, theres another five bucks, theres another five bucks, theres another five bucks.   :D :D

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Re: Sawing wedding cookies
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2018, 07:52:00 AM »
I sell cookies for $5 each unless they are 20" or so, then I get $10. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2018, 12:18:24 PM »
I don't understand this wedding cookie thing.    I never heard of it anywhere except here on the forum and a sawmilling facebook page.     In all my years I've never been to a wedding that had them.  What are they actually used for and where did this idea originate?    
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2018, 02:44:19 PM »
I don't understand this wedding cookie thing.    I never heard of it anywhere except here on the forum and a sawmilling facebook page.     In all my years I've never been to a wedding that had them.  What are they actually used for and where did this idea originate?    
They use them for centerpieces on the tables at tthe reception, and various other things. Just search for WEDDING WOOD COOKIES on Pintrest!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2018, 04:09:31 PM »
Thanks for the info 
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Re: Sawing wedding cookies
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 06:38:27 PM »
Decided to try it as well!  Put them on Facebook Marketplace 2 hours ago.

If you have outdoor wedding venues, it wouldn't hurt to let them know you can cut cookies.

Someone is coming to buy all I cut!



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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 07:07:57 PM »
They sell like Hot cakes.
Contact wedding planners, wedding venues especially the barn venues, and wedding photographers, bridal gown shops, etc.  
 
Then start sawing pallets of them.  We would stack about 4 foot high on a 4x4 pallet, wrap them with the cling film, and load them on the trailer and   Here ya go.



Heres what they look like in a wedding.


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Re: Sawing wedding cookies
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 07:49:36 PM »
I did not have cookies at my wedding :).
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Re: Sawing wedding cookies
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2018, 10:17:27 AM »
     WDH, those cookies were still seedlings way back then. ;D
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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2018, 07:41:19 PM »
43 years ago they was just sprouts.  :) :)
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2018, 06:31:36 AM »
I cut wedding cookies all the time, but my favorite was a varied order for cookies and small diameter log sections to make an elaborate display for a boy scout eagle induction party.  
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2018, 09:07:56 PM »
i didnt have them at my 2 weddings either wdh,  wont have them at my 3rd either,,cuz there wont be a 3rd
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2018, 09:30:42 PM »
Do you guys ever get the feeling that you know someone well but have never met them? I feel I have good friends here and don't even know your name lol
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2018, 10:12:20 PM »
Yes, good people here. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2018, 09:15:06 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2018, 03:44:11 PM »
Do you guys ever get the feeling that you know someone well but have never met them? I feel I have good friends here and don't even know your name lol
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I think you do know my name and if you cant remember it just call me your name.

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« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2018, 01:20:48 PM »
Nobody is talking about cracks forming in the cookies. How do you handle that? Saw the day of the wedding? They are easy to saw but difficult to keep from cracking in my experience. 
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« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2018, 11:13:50 PM »
Thats what we did, have the wedding planner pick them up a day or two before the wedding.  No different than picking up the flowers or the cake.  
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2018, 06:36:36 AM »
There's something in me that wants cookies to be as permanent as furniture but some things I just can't have. Thinking of them as flowers or cake is a more realistic concept that gets everybody on the same page with realistic expectations. Thanks for that mind changer.
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2018, 07:32:52 AM »
Nobody is talking about cracks forming in the cookies. How do you handle that? Saw the day of the wedding? They are easy to saw but difficult to keep from cracking in my experience.
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I've had good luck with cedar, maple, gum for cookies.  I had some poplar here a couple days ago that had split wide open...when the people come, who were getting married, they bought every cracked cookie I had...said they loved that look  :laugh: I have cut them the day before, but this year I have transitioned to cut them and have them stacked in the barn ready to go.  Actually you could have a whole "store" full of rustic wedding wood supplies ;D 
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« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2018, 09:38:13 AM »
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« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2018, 12:37:35 PM »
I get $5 for them too, But, like WDH bigger is more $$

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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2018, 06:08:02 PM »
And another marketing idea goes into the sawmill business journal I keep. "Wedding Cookies"...

Do you have to put a label on them "not for human consumption"?  :D  
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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2018, 07:29:26 PM »
This is a better look at my jig. Just a piece of 1x12 witha notch for the 2 plane clamp and a 1x4 screwed to that (from the bottom!). The1x4 has a V sawed in it to cradle the round log ;)




 
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« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2018, 07:57:56 PM »
Lawg Dawgs jig is also good for clamping those short logs a customer brings in the trunk of their Nissan (aka chunks of firewood from grandmas pecan tree).  Dont ask me how I know. 
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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2018, 11:39:34 PM »
Or you can take it a step further.

 

   I made them years ago for Christmas presents.
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2018, 01:17:25 AM »
We had cookies at our wedding for center pieces and i used them to make some cupcake stands that turned out pretty well!!! I can't find a picture of the center pieces. I also used some of my slabs for on top of the barrels(under the cupcake stands) 







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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2018, 05:32:30 AM »
Lil was reading the thread and said to me.
What about smaller cookies for early childhood centres? This is smaller pieces (from limbs?) that the youngsters can play with. They line them up, count them, stack them etc. 

It's called "loose parts play" where the kids are basically given boxes of various things to just play with. Can be sticks, rocks, beads etc. Little kid size cookies of some nice durable wood seem to fascinate them. 

Slice up a couple of dozen smaller cookies on a band saw, bundle them in a mesh bag, and sell them for $10 a bag?
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« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2018, 06:18:22 PM »

A couple years ago I was logging and cut this off a hollow poplar log. As a Joke, I told a friend of mine to give it to his fiance' on Valentines day. I saw on a recent visit that she still has it proudly displayed by their front door. 
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« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2018, 10:12:08 PM »
If you had a steady supply of those you could make enough money to retire early...

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« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2018, 11:35:21 AM »
Good, I know I've got a few more dead hollow trees.  I'll start searching for more shaped like hearts. 
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I actually had this on the market for a while but quickly found out
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