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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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 #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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« 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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« 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 :(




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« 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.

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2006, 05:59:06 PM »
Log splitter in a can...eh Deadheader ??? ??? :D :D :D
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2006, 07:16:14 PM »
Dan's post on not being able to mill the right side of the log was a little unclear.  What we wanted to do was double cut some 20" wide boards but we set the log too far to the right side of the frame.  We milled the butt log down till it was small enough to fit in the frame with out the blocking. 

Here are some pictures of the rigging we did.


Blocking for the rails, these cants are 8"X8" Sweet Gum that I had laying around.




Mill set up with the butt log, we had to block the mill up by 18" at the lowest point and by 25" inches at the highest point.




Dave Buckwalter scanning for metal.




I think I pushed Dan out of his safety zone.  On the picture where the Hyster wheels are in the air for the load, we countered this by setting a steel I beam on the rear of the Hyster and strapping it down, then Dan and Dave hung on the the back to keep the wheels on the gound enough for me to steer.  I am sure it looked funny be we got the job done.







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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2006, 07:46:26 PM »
  Let's see, what is Espanol for "Powder"  ???

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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2006, 07:51:06 PM »
hah "out of the safety zone"

yeah.... i'd say...

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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2006, 07:53:05 PM »
 When we designed the Slabber Bar for our Peterson, we used the "Helper handle" at the dumb end. That will give me, hopefully, a 42" cut on a perfectly symetrical log.

  BIG logs will need to be split.  ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2006, 07:55:33 PM »
these big logs are a pain.  I knew it wouldn't be easy or fast, but man, it was much worse than I thought. 

however, I like a good challenge, it keeps me going.  this entire job has been "challenging" since the get-go.
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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2006, 07:58:26 PM »

 Yeah, BUT, they have gorgeous lumber in 'em.  8) 8)
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2006, 10:17:59 PM »
Here are some of the 120 pictures I took the last few days working these massive logs.



Removing large concrete and rebar from the base of the butt log.


3 guys, a swing mill, all day and this is what we got milled on the 1st day. ;D      As Dan Shade mentioned in the post above, day one was a lot of learning. :P




Removing trash metal, and there was a lot of it!



Part way through the second log



Dont try this at home.  These guys are professionals  :D ;D :D ;D :D       After the mill frame is lowered back to earth, we're going to beam these logs back over and finish milling them.




OUCH !!! :(    Metal detectors don't find concrete  :( :'(



Who let these band-mill operators on a swing mill  ;D ;D



Half way down the second log.



Dave (DR Buck) and Mark (GA Boy) on the second log after removing 12 10 x 10 cants.



Here is a 'thin' slab.   We took a leveling cut because the slabber was not level to the top of the log after taking the blade off.   Notice how bright the sun is as we finish up on Saturday. :D


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« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2006, 10:32:02 PM »
I really wish I could have been there on saturday, actually, if I had it all to do over again, i'd have blown off my plans and went to Mark's instead!

oh well, i'll meet up with you guys next time around, i hope.
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« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2006, 10:45:13 PM »
Well, you guys had quite an adventure dealing with that big ol' log.  I think I'd take a half-dozen 24 inchers over that, any day.  Good on ya for doing it, though, because it is historic wood. 8) 8)

Now, I got this Red Oak that's almost that big, and I gotta figger out how to deal with it. ::) ???
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« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2006, 07:03:47 AM »
That looks like alot of fun.

Thanks for the pictures  8) 8)
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« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2006, 07:35:10 AM »
Dan and Dave,

Let's plan on this coming Saturday to finish knocking these things in to 10 X10's and 10 X 20's.  Then we can use Dave's Woodmizer as a resaw.

Let me know if you both can make it on Saturday.  If anyone is interested in joining in send me PM.  For directions to my place go to my web site and there is a map feature there.

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« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2006, 04:40:01 PM »
Saturday will be good.  I'll bring the big trailer along.  Who knows. maybe I'll find a log or two on the way.   ;D
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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2006, 04:58:39 PM »
Good looking website.  Did Jeff build it?

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« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2006, 06:53:24 PM »
Bruce,

Yep, Jeff did build it and is my web master.....he found the back-ground graphics for me.


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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2006, 10:22:56 PM »
Finally got up the nerve to put the log with the concrete in it up on the Wood-Mizer today. smiley_mad_crazy

 

Thought we could salvage most of this valuable lumber if I cut down to where the concrete is and then quit.  smiley_headscratch   The first cut into the log I hit a good size (20p)nail.  smiley_furious


Then I started the second cut at 8/4.  You can see from the photo below I'm well above from where Mark hit the concrete with his high dollar Peterson blade. 


I got about 2/3 of the way down the log and drew lots of sparks.   smiley_furious

CONCRETE ! ! !
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This is the other end of the same concrete.  The tree had completely grown over where it had been put in.   As  you can see from the picture above, Mark just missed finding it with his chainsaw probe by 1".  ::)


.....and it sure did a number on my band blade.  :o


                ..........not a pointed tooth left on the band. ;D


I ended up chainsawing  the log into 2 pieces.   One 52" in length that I'll still get some 350 year old 8/4 slabs from and one nice piece of firewood with concrete in it.   I wonder how my log splitter will take it.  ???   I guess I'll find out tomorrow.  ;D

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« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2006, 11:41:19 PM »
Thanks for brining this back up to the top.  I enjoyed looking over the huge logs.  I hate when I hit trash in trees.  It seems I find nails with every blade!  Maybe a better metal detector would help ???
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Re: Milling BIG Logs 62" dia White Oaks
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2006, 11:43:14 PM »
hah hah, dave trashed a blade

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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2006, 01:04:17 AM »
Thats a dandy web site you got there.
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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2006, 06:39:32 PM »
Concrete was no match for the log splitter !    ;D

Got it out in a few pieces.    This thing has been in the tree a long time.   The closest outside edge of the concrete was 4" from the bark.   I didn't count the rings, but I bet it was close to 5o years since it was grown over completely. 

The glove in the photo is for size reference.



In this photo, you can see large nails sticking out of the concrete.   I guess they used them like rebar to hold the concrete in place.   ???


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« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2006, 06:53:41 PM »
Was that concrete just a 'hole' filler, or was it a vault concealing a stash o' gold coin?   8)
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« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2018, 09:48:32 AM »
It's been a while since we did this job but, somebody just brought up the other thread on this topic and after reading through all of both I realized some of the milling pictures never got posted.  So here are the photos of the slabs cut from 3 trunks at the top 40 feet of the tree.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2018, 06:27:17 PM »
DR_Buck, nice work! What happened to the slabs?  They have had plenty of time to dry, any furniture pictures? :)
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« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2018, 07:19:04 PM »
DR_Buck, nice work! What happened to the slabs?  They have had plenty of time to dry, any furniture pictures? :)
Most of the lumber was split between us and sold.   One of the medium slabs is a bar top for a local winery and a customer sent me some pictures of a table he built. 
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« Reply #45 on: September 02, 2018, 06:19:01 AM »
Thanks for the update.
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« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2018, 09:45:57 PM »
Those slabs turned out great!
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