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Surfacing 6 x 6 x 20'
« on: February 22, 2010, 04:54:45 PM »
I had a call from a guy wanting approximatly 1000 reclaimed oak 8 x 8 x 20' surfaced to 6 x 6 x 20. he said he has a 2 sided planer but was hoping to find someone with a 4 sided to do these. I could resaw them on my woodmizer and then he could plane them, but he was concerned with keeping them square. Has anyone done this before? Does anyone know a of a four sided planer, in the Indiana, Ohio or Kentucky area that would do these?

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Re: Surfacing 6 x 6 x 20'
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2010, 05:12:34 PM »
Just think of all the nails.
I cant help you but wish you luck.

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Re: Surfacing 6 x 6 x 20'
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2010, 05:45:43 PM »
you can resaw them sqaure, just make sure the just cut side is pushed up to your log stop each cut , i could 4 side them but sizing them down first makes more sense, use a metal detector first and remove all hardware
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Re: Surfacing 6 x 6 x 20'
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 06:36:26 PM »
How square are they to start with? If done right you can get the square and straight.
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Re: Surfacing 6 x 6 x 20'
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 07:58:37 PM »
It is more than the issue with square, there is also the problem with twist, bow, stress and taper. 

I would cut them hourly and maker sure he is there to make decisions if issues arise; and $25/blade for hitting metal.

I had a guy bring 200 softwood beams by my mill, size was 8X8X12'.  He had been given a 2-3 day cutting estimate.  I asked him to bring two helpers and we were busy but it only took 4 hours to cut them.  It took another hour for them to reload there trailer, I guess they never heard of stacking in lifts.

A 1000 would be fun, how heavy would they be?


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Re: Surfacing 6 x 6 x 20'
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2010, 08:08:26 PM »
we had a big ole stetson ross planer when i first started at the mill when we bought it thats all it had was a 6x6 hole through it everything else was all pitch. maybe someones got a yates or yates american but theyed have to have the side heads for 6"
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