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Re: Most efficient way to make stickers
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2018, 11:10:57 PM »
I've edged boards on my mill up til now and took stickers from the edgings as I'm edging.  The problem with that is you're often getting sapwood or intermittent sapwood and grain changing directions as you cut up to a defect.  Consequently as they dry, some of them will bow or warp in ways you don't want. 

So I've come to realize that for stickers in my drying stacks, I'd rather have a better quality sticker from the good wood.  After all I'll be reusing the stickers again and again hopefully, and culling any low quality ones.  So now I need stickers because I'm out.  I've got some Ash cants I'll just saw the whole things for stickers.  Ash is my most plentiful log.  I've got more than I have time to mill, so I use them for stickers in addition to milling beams and boards.  It's difficult cutting a good log you could get lumber from into "just stickers", but sometimes it must be done.

I would suggest finding some logs that are least precious to you to make a big batch of stickers from, otherwise buy stickers from someone else.  Then you don't have to slaughter some logs yourself that you're attached to.
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Re: Most efficient way to make stickers
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2018, 01:48:01 AM »
I second what Brad_BB said... bad stickers can make bad wood...
I just cut a clear log or three up like others makes GOOD stickers and use them over and over again...

I think people seem to undervalue them somewhat, OR spend a lot of time producing them from rubbish, I hate paying my worker to waste time with them...

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Re: Most efficient way to make stickers
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2018, 07:09:31 AM »
I make a batch of stickers and be done with it. Stickers are a perfect use for doggie logs that have too much sweep. Frank C.
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