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100 logs -How to move
« on: November 15, 2005, 06:17:28 PM »
I am in NY. A friend of mine called me, he has bought 12 acres and has cleared it. He offered me the lumber for free .  I usually go with my 16 foot trailer and winch my logs on. Today,  I went to take a look and the logs are cut and piled-Maple, walnut cherry and ash. Most logs are 16ft long and from 16 to 40 inch diameter. Some very nice lumber.  This is much more than I have ever seen before.  I am trying to find a way to get the wood . Anyone have any ideas about people to call. I can't find any local loggers. Are there folks that will trade transportation for logs.  Or, is this worth calling a lumber mill to buy. I have a 30" hudson manual mill. I'm a newby who has been cutting local cherry and walnut for my own furniture needs. I've been making furniture for 15 years. . I can't  use it all. Just looking for ideas. There are 10 cherry and 10 walnut trees in the pile. Some are beautifull.  My friend will give me all the lumber if I can move it.  Otherwise , I can take what I can with my trailer and he will bury the rest. Thanks
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005, 06:19:51 PM »

 Find a Sawyer and see if he will saw "on shares" ???
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2005, 07:16:30 PM »
Call a log hauler.  Fella with a grapple on his truck. Around here its $75-$150 a load depending on the cost of fuel and distance traveled.  Take the cherry and walnut on the first load if the owners ok with it.

If theres a 100 hardwood trees there. The hauler would more the likely trade wood for services. He'll at least know of a fire wood processor that will pay cash for a truck load.
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2005, 07:37:31 PM »
Both good suggestions. One way to find both sawyers and truckers in your area is to call the DEC office. In Orange County, you're considered Region 3 with the office located in New Paltz. I tried to find the name of the forester for your zone but I got lost on the NY DEC web site. ::)

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2005, 07:50:43 PM »
I wish you weren't so DanG far away.  :-\
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005, 09:19:14 PM »
In NY contract haulers should be easy to find. Ask around at the local mills, they'll know who is available.

I visited your website. Beautiful furniture you have there.
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2005, 06:33:47 AM »
I want to second the motion about good-looking furniture. Quit the 2nd shift job and start full-time.
You didn't take one step back after that one picture, did you? :D
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2005, 07:24:53 AM »
Beautiful work Butch. How about some background on that spiral bed with carved birds? How you visualized/concieved it. Was it a sudden visualization or an evolution? Was it someones else's idea, a commission piece? Did you/they sketch it? Sorry for all the ???s but I really want the low down on it! 8)
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2005, 08:16:08 AM »
Nice stuff on your site.   

Shouldn't we be mentioning to Butch the value of getting the armorseal on the best logs????

Cutting for years , I'll assume he knows it  With large amount of logs , it seems they'll be sitting for a while..
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2005, 08:50:08 AM »
try to get a copy of the hardwood market repot or northeast logger and look throught the ads to find a log buyer.  many will also provide trucking.  You could make a bundle on a stash like that and just keep a few for yourself.
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Re: 100 logs -How to move
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2005, 02:41:22 PM »
Thanks for all the help. I found a commercial mill  within 30 miles. They are willing to buy the usable logs and pick them up. I will split with the builder and take the cherry and walnut. Its more work than I thouht but I love cutting slabs.I don't have the biggest set
up, but I can get 29 " slabs. Its all manual and its the stacking and stickering slabs that hurts so much.
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Kevjay--A designer showed me a picture of a classic parrot bed. Very tight barley twist and urns holding the birds. The client wanted the concept but a more organic form.  I opened the twist to 4 to 1 and made birds that were more rustic more like ravens It was a great job but all hand work- The twist were carved
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2005, 08:28:38 PM »
 :o :o  Great work Butch.  Keep up the good work. 

P.S.  I had to call the wife over to the computer to have a look at your work and she was very impressed.  Takes alot to impress her since she is very picky. :D
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