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Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« on: September 12, 2006, 07:45:59 PM »
We have set the date to start milling those BIG White Oaks that Dave, Dan and I par-buckled up on to our trailers.  We did a thread on them back in May when we hauled them off the job site.

We will start milling on Friday, September 21.  If anyone is interested in visiting and watching a swing blade reduce these 3 big logs in to lumber and saw dust let me know.  For lunch we will through burgers on the grill and for dinner we can chase down a few yard-birds and put them on the grill.

We would be glad to have anybody come down, over or up for a visit.  Shoot me a PM if you want to join in.





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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2006, 02:02:14 PM »
I just finished up some red oak 44" to 34". Four 10' logs gave me 1500 bd ft+ of 1 by's




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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 02:08:53 PM »
Wow, I see some beautiful cabinets and ding room furniture coming from that. 8)
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 02:22:02 PM »
Hey GaBoy,

This Georgia boy wishes he could bring his 10" Peter WPF and give
you a hand, but I have some 54" Pecan to wrestle with down here ..

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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 05:54:56 PM »
Joel, I wish all the red oak I cut had money like that inside  :)

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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 06:04:30 PM »
Hold it right there.............

Where's yer slabber ??? ??? ??? You can't be cuttin' nice table slabs like that inta boards :o :o :o :o

How  do you sleep at night zzzz_smiley zzzz_smiley zzzz_smiley

I can see I better throw my slabber in da truck and head out right now :D :D move_it move_it move_it
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 06:29:23 PM »
how do you guys dry a big slab like that?  i can see them looking like a "u" after the wood starts moving.

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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006, 06:37:15 PM »
how do you guys dry a big slab like that?  i can see them looking like a "u" after the wood starts moving.



I hear ya....I have allot to learn about drying. The widest I'm going for now is 16"

These four 10' logs gave us over 1600bd ft of 1 by's and lots of stickers. The pith in all 4 was all checked up from sitting 10 months.


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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006, 07:03:42 PM »
Make sure ya get some pictures Mark! Do you have to block up the mill for that diameter?
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2006, 07:56:06 PM »
i'll take my camera and we'll get some videos too!
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2006, 04:32:46 AM »
Not sure if I will have to block up the mill for these.  The dia is 62", I am hoping I can squeeze that extrat 2" out of my WPF.

I'll have my camera and I am sure Dave will have his as well.

Look forward to lots of pictures.
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2006, 10:07:16 PM »
Camera is ready and batteries are charged.   Plan on being there by 8 AM.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2006, 06:40:41 AM »
TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!         HOO!!!!! YAH!!!!!!              BIG LOGS!!!!!!
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2006, 03:30:54 PM »
If you ain't too tired, how about some pictures for us to WOW   :o :o   over? I would love to be there to see those clear white oak boards come rolling off behind that peterson.   8) 8) ;D
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2006, 08:49:34 PM »
we spent the better part of the day scratching our heads.

with big logs, the peterson has to be set up correctly around the logs or you can't clear it the entire way through.  we ran into this.

we also had to mess around with getting it blocked up and building a platform to start on.  we never got to the slabbing part.
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2006, 09:38:00 AM »


then we went "oops", so we came up with this:






then more head scratching, to come up with this:



aha!






then we realized the saw was at head level.... which lead to... Carpentry!





and finally sawing



but then we realized the log was sitting too far to the left rail not allowing the blade full entry into the log... so we sawed down as far as we could, then moved the log out, which was another PITA all together. Methods were used which border on the stupid side of the stupid line, and we all would have been lectured from our mothers...

then we got the next log sitting into place ready for dave and mark to tackle it today, I couldn't make it because of other commitments today :(




more pictures in my gallery
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2006, 10:25:16 AM »
Looks like a blast.

To bad you couldn't have borrowed an ATS you could have just slid the mill sideways to make room beside the log instead of moving it.

What size lumber are y'all going to make?
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2006, 10:57:52 AM »
we were sawing a lot of 8-10" stuff, but we were sawing the worst part of the worst log.  lots of rotten wood...

mark borrowed a slabber, i'm not sure if they're going to tackle that today or not.
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2006, 11:20:33 AM »
That looks like a pain in the posterior and a barrel of fun, all at the same time. 8) 8)

It also looks like a convenient time to grease the wheel bearings on that Hyster. :D :D
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2006, 02:28:27 PM »

 I got some logs commin up, about that size. Don't believe my Peterson will saw both sides in one placeing. How did you saw the log completely, have to turn it ???

  Even sawing from both sides, one side will not let you get past the hub ???

  Is that a WIDE Peterson, or a standard ?? Mine's standard.  ::) ::)

  Let's see, what is Espanol for "Powder"  ??? ::) 8) 8) 8)
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