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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2018, 05:12:39 PM »
Magic, if the butt log is cut 8' long and it 30 on the small end and 33 on the big end (cause you'll trim the swell), then the log weight should be about 2700 LBS.  Can't your machine handle skidding that?  Or can the loader arms on the mill handle it?  If there's a will there's a way.  Gun barrel them, split the quarter sawn boards out of the middle, and RRQS the remaining halves.

Just saw your response.  If it's going to be flooring, maybe at least conventional quarter saw it if you don't want to RRQS.
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2018, 05:21:24 PM »
If your chainsaw isn't big enough you could always pick up a farmer tech ms 660 "devil in a blue dress" cut in at 12'6" saw it down the middle and split it in two, then skid them out that way.
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2018, 08:03:37 PM »
MM,
 You gotta think outside of the box! Helicopter, big one! Fly them logs to the mill!  :D :D :D.
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2018, 09:39:05 PM »
Brad, I am not concerned with the sawmill handling anything that I can get to it and the tree is less than 50 yards from the road which will be my sawing site.  If I have difficulty skidding a log I can always wrap and roll it.  Even at 8' the butt log is gonna be over 4K lbs.

My initial comments regarding whether lumber or firewood was based upon the fact that I personally have no need for any lumber.  Once Marty suggested making flooring for his den, firewood was out and lumber was in.

I should be able to do some measuring and maybe even some skidding next week.  I saw another downed Red Oak beside the creek that I have not looked at yet.  That plus another that is dead standing.  :-\
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2018, 09:49:21 PM »
Magic -

I have salvaged a couple of red oaks that had been down so long the sap wood was gone and made them into flooring.  The first one I did was headed to become firewood and something said to try sawing it to see what it looked like. The only description I can give is that it reminds me of reclaimed lumber.  Yes, there is a yield loss, but the colors are richer and darker.  I suspect it has something to do with the aging process that we can't duplicate as only time will make it happen.  I need to call a client in the morning about another oak job he needs and will ask him for a photo of the floor I did for him.  You may want to look at some of those that have been down a while too for Martys project. 
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2018, 10:05:47 PM »
I am familiar with rotten Red Oak logs becoming flooring.


 



 
This one did.  ;D
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018, 11:06:46 PM »
Looks like the same ones I have seen.  How did it turn out?
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2018, 07:24:52 AM »
Very nice as you described above.  The color was darker and  "richer" than the other logs.
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Re: Found a Beauty
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2018, 08:07:11 AM »
That reminds me of my firewood logs. ;D  But I need firewood more than lumber. ;D 
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