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Author Topic: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???  (Read 86901 times)

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1460 on: October 31, 2019, 11:19:51 PM »
Pine flooring blanks - these will go through the kiln and then the moulder to become actual flooring.  One of my best selling products.  


 



 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1461 on: November 01, 2019, 10:42:33 AM »
great looking flooring boards! 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1462 on: November 01, 2019, 07:25:36 PM »
On Wednesday, I finished sawing that gun barreled Ash in my previous post.  All the wood is totally clear except the two pith 2x4's.   I got 15 2x8.5 boards, of which 11 were true quarter sawn, 4 were rift sawn, and one was flat sawn.  I also got 5 2x4's,  2 2x6's, and 4  5/4 boards you see on top.  2 of the 2x4's contain the pith- they'll likely be ok for lumber pallet stringers.  I am going to have additional T&G made from the 2x8.5's.  I need more than this though.  Later in the winter I'll be at the site I was organizing Ash logs on, and will have plenty to cut.  I just had one last Ash log here at home, and decided is was nice enough to quarter saw.



 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1463 on: November 02, 2019, 01:23:18 PM »
Milled my first butternut today on shares for FF member Mike Dillon 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1464 on: November 03, 2019, 07:23:31 PM »
   Not sawing but I did cut an ash tree down today. The top has been falling out and I cut it for firewood then cut the tree which was wedged between a beech and a poplar. It was growing in the run off from the big holler above. The tree fell and I cut the top for firewood till I I was afraid the 20' sawlog (12"+ SED) would fall back in the creek. I went and got the tractor and barely made it up the steep slope after our recent rainy weather, hooked to the log and still managed to bump it back in the creek and could not pull it up the 6' cut. arg-smiley(I am sure the rest of you never have days like that!) I'll come back later with a cable and snatch block and drag it down the runoff. I was going to do that later this afternoon but was moving dirt I got from the road department the last time they cleaned our ditches and wore a hole in a hydraulic hose on the FEL so will hold fire till I replace that. I have several more a mile up the road a neighbor offered me and I will likely go get them later this week. The tree trimmers cut them last summer but they look good with reasonable access. I might even just take the mill up and saw them there if I decide to keep them longer than I can load with my undersized tractor and FEL on my 5X8 trailer. I'll cut the tops up for firewood for the lady so they will still make out well.
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« Reply #1465 on: November 03, 2019, 10:59:49 PM »
I had boys around  we didn't cut much we got some other good projects done. We did cut a hollow Mulberry trunk ive had waiting  years to be done. It was all gnarly and bug eaten but I plan on using it as in indoor decoration after a little solubor and dry time(it will be years yet, but its under a roof now).  We got it leveled and split pretty close to center, then I had the boys pick a log off of the pile  some green ash it was, got it squared up before light ran out. It was more about them running the tractors, setting  the log,  helping level, clamp and  turn.  I got to have boys help with out asking it was a good afternoon.  These days are hard to come by.  :)    

 

 

 

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« Reply #1466 on: November 04, 2019, 06:17:00 AM »
Had a crazy busy weekend with all day Saturday running the mill with Dad! Cut up this pile of logs, it was cottonwood, Red Oak, and Red Elm. All of which came from the woods around my house.





I didn't take any pictures until I was cutting the Elm which I did last. That Elm was standing dead and gave some absolutely beautiful lumber and some even nicer slabs. Thought of @WV Sawmiller and the benches he makes while I was slabbing this Elm to 6/4.



 



 

Here's the final stacks of lumber and the sheet where I figured everything up. 1024 bf total. About an average of 150 bf/hr including set up and tear down of the mill. It was a great day spent with Dad. Now just to get all this lumber sticked ::)



 



 



 

  

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1467 on: November 04, 2019, 08:37:23 AM »
Dwatt,

   That curvy elm looks more like Brad's timber framing than my benches. BTW - I find 6/4 a little to thin to hold the tenons on the legs tight enough. If I were using them I'd shim up about half inch or so. Pretty wood. I am sure it will be put to good use.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1468 on: November 04, 2019, 09:14:32 AM »
I really like Elm, I use them as cutting boards and they look beautiful and hold up well to the knife
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« Reply #1469 on: November 04, 2019, 05:40:47 PM »
Milled some Norwegian maple and white oak crotch today.The first time with both woods. 747 band

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1470 on: November 05, 2019, 03:27:07 PM »
Saved this from the firewood plie I think it's red maple but I have never seen one this big.
The butt is 5' this is the 2nd cut log.
It has nice color and figure 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #1471 on: Yesterday at 07:37:29 PM »
  Man, I can't believe nobody added to this thread for nearly a week. I've got several customers on a short lead as soon as they and I can coordinate our schedules or they get their logs ready. One guy says he has a bunch of assorted logs and a skid steer with a nice grapple. I told him take that nice grapple and make one nice single stack and tell me when it is ready to come saw. Another has a bunch of logs from an old dismantled barn and he confirmed most have no nails and you can see most of the rest. I told him when he gets those pulled call me back and it will be $25/band for every nail he missed. Another was ready but had to go help one of his kids move (Been there, done that so I know how that happens). I decided I better fire up the mill just to make sure everything was working fine. It wasn't. I could not get the side supports down below about 3"  till finally found a 3"X3"X5" piece of the last bench leg I cut off stuck in the claw spring. All worked fine after that. 

   I got 3 "free" ash logs from a neighbor a mile away. I hauled several of the tops up and sawed them up for her for firewood till one log hung and I broke my tractor (Not sure if it is a drive shaft or a linkage of some kind in the transmission - there was a snap and now it won't engage and move forward or backwards). I do know pick up and return will cost me $150 plus the repairs. You got to love those free logs! Actually the ash tops were laying on a nice 16' walnut I wanted. Been down long enough the sapwood is gone but heart looks good. I will go back for it when John is fixed and time and weather permit.

  10' ash logs make nice 5' tomato stakes when cut in half at an angle. They will sit a while but periodically someone will call and want 15-20 dozen at a time. A little time consuming as I have not taken the time to set up and make and process them very efficiently but still yields about $2/bf for poor grade logs.


2 piddling ash logs. One with a lot of sweep 

Cut into 1" square stickers, put about 45 at a time on sawhorses. 

Saw in half at an angle to put a point on each side

 Bundle 12 to a pack, tie with a salvaged hay string and sell for $10/dz. 22 dozen from the 2 logs with a few 2' and 3' stickers. One bundle of 4' stakes which will also sell. This is not the most efficient way to make them but low tech and no extra equipment required.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???
« Reply #1472 on: Yesterday at 07:50:49 PM »
Not so much what but where....

It did turn out to be some very nice maple.



  


 
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« Reply #1473 on: Today at 11:24:01 AM »
"Man, I can't believe nobody added to this thread for nearly a week"  probably chasing deer!  the Rut is on! fudd-smiley

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« Reply #1474 on: Today at 11:46:55 AM »
   Yes, I have seen several scrapes on our place and watched a nice young buck yesterday as he apparently was checking his scrapes instead of coming over to my blind and feeder for our archery appointment. The good thing is he was in easy rifle shot if he keeps that up 2 weeks from now. I delayed my bow hunting and missed the first 6 weeks of bow season here because of hot weather and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease here which killed a lot of deer last summer. the good thing is that the cold weather killed the bugs carrying it and the survivors look to be in real good shape.
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« Reply #1475 on: Today at 11:47:51 AM »
N.A.D.A. its 15 below wind chill :snowball:
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« Reply #1476 on: Today at 12:52:55 PM »

2 weeks ago I got around to milling some pignut hickory for a friend.  In total we got about 500bf in about 4 hours.  Used the WM Turbo 747 045 for the first time.  I was able to cut faster than with the Kasco 4 I used for the first two logs. 

They also seemed to stay sharper longer on my mill....until I raised the backstops up into the blade after the last cut  :'(.  My mill has the handle for the travel next to the handle to raise and backstops.  I wasn't thinking and went to pull the head back and raised the backstops up instead.  Before that I was honestly impressed with how fast I could cut that hickory.  I don't know if it will dry flat, but it came off the mill pretty flat.  

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« Reply #1477 on: Today at 05:10:00 PM »
Hope that tractor is something easy. Maybe it was an axle?
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