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Box Store 2x4s
« on: August 01, 2018, 06:45:31 PM »
Had a guy called needing about 100 box store size 2x4s. This is how I get the job done.

Find a big ole pine tree needs cutting down. I hook a rope and pull with a come along on windy days...safety first ;D



 

Cutting the notch



 

Got her down, thats my 36" bar, tree had 75 rings



 

Fork it out of the woods...didn't even touch the dirt. I love it! ;D



 

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Yield some really nice quarter sawn 2x4s :D.  House quality!



 



 

Anyway...this is a typical day for the Dawg!  How do you do it?

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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 06:54:29 PM »
I was going to say "how can you complete with the box stores", but you should be able to get a premium for that nice clear lumber.

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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 07:03:16 PM »
Nice lumber
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 07:12:46 PM »
Nice work!  That's pretty much how I do it if I'm sawing from my trees.  I prefer to saw other people's trees.

I'm going to be buying my first load of pine this week.  Some are similar to that one.  
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 07:16:07 PM »
I do it with a sawmill :D
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 07:32:56 PM »
Nice work!  That's pretty much how I do it if I'm sawing from my trees.  I prefer to saw other people's trees.

I'm going to be buying my first load of pine this week.  Some are similar to that one.  
I wish you luck with buying those pines...logger told me one time, you gotta take the good with the bad.  Problem is, I need more GOOD than BAD! 
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 07:34:18 PM »
Good luck trying to buy clear straight 2x4's at the box store. Nice work!
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2018, 07:50:07 PM »
Nice work!  That's pretty much how I do it if I'm sawing from my trees.  I prefer to saw other people's trees.

I'm going to be buying my first load of pine this week.  Some are similar to that one.  
I wish you luck with buying those pines...logger told me one time, you gotta take the good with the bad.  Problem is, I need more GOOD than BAD!
I'm working with a good friend's son who is a grading contractor.  The not so good logs will go through the firewood processor.  They will at least pay for themselves.
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2018, 08:11:47 PM »
lawg dawg - how much do you over size your "store bought" size 2x4's
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 09:52:21 PM »
Now how are you going to compete with the twisted, warped, bowed, and knotty 2x4s that the box store sells when you're sawing beautiful lumber like that?! ;) :D

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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 09:59:29 PM »
That's some beautiful flooring you turned into 2 x 4's there Dawg. Nice work!! 
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2018, 10:01:31 PM »
Those are nice!
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2018, 10:26:30 PM »
Congrats on a job well done.  Your setup was superb.   8) 
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2018, 12:09:45 AM »
lawg dawg - how much do you over size your "store bought" size 2x4's
I saw or set the simple set 1/8" over
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2018, 08:17:23 AM »
Nice work 
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 03:51:36 PM »
I recently milled 500 linear feet of 1 1/2  X 4's for metal roofing strips.  I used your method. 

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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2018, 04:50:32 PM »
And just like that there gone :o...even in the rain! Also sold them a 12' long live edge oak slab...handy lumber to keep around $$$ ;D




 

I found these construction tote bags at sLowes to shoot the sawdust into, now I can sell some sawdust instead of dumping it in the woods. Works perfect  8)



 


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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2018, 08:29:59 PM »
If it is oak sawdust, the mushroom farmers will want it. 
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2018, 10:40:54 PM »
If it is oak sawdust, the mushroom farmers will want it.
Thanks WDH , now tell me how to sell it!  ;D
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Re: Box Store 2x4s
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2018, 09:25:14 PM »
You could do some research to find if there are mushroom growers in your area.
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