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Free Logs
« on: November 04, 2018, 08:44:58 AM »
I've found that free logs are often really expensive!  I recently felled two trees that were living side by side.  Both 30" +  dia and pretty straight.  A poplar and a spruce.  The spruce was free of metal and made great 2x10s and about half in 1x 10s.  The poplar  had two 1/2"  lag bolts with an ell for attaching  wire.  Deep in the logs.   Dulled  3 blades but I think they can be sharpened.  My great Grandmother probably used those bolts to run power and phone lines across the river back in the early 1920s.  The metal was pretty soft not like todays lag screws.   The lumber was still worth the sharpening fees.  But not near the value my cousin put on them.  Allowed me to finish the camper shed I am building.  :D
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Re: Free Logs
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 05:41:00 PM »
NOTHING is ever FREE. It will cost at some point. 
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Re: Free Logs
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 07:50:11 PM »
Sometimes there's a reason nobody else has taken "free" logs.
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Re: Free Logs
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 08:10:09 PM »
Sometimes you get lucky and can find a good batch of free logs. 

This whole barn was built from free logs.
We had to haul them home but it can be worth it. The only logs we supplied ourselves we're a handful of locust to get the posts started.



 

 
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Re: Free Logs
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 10:13:56 PM »
The best things in life are free.  And free is for me.  

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Re: Free Logs
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 02:41:35 AM »
The tree might be free, but it's gonna cost from that point on.  :D

But sometimes you find treasure. My friend is making these serving trays to sell at the market, from some "free" Sheoak trees I was given. Told him if he came and helped, he could take some home. It's a bear to work with, VERY hard, but looks amazing. 

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