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A Fun Friday
« on: December 09, 2011, 08:50:08 PM »
Dodgy Loner and I spent the afternoon sawing.  First Cherry and finishing with Sassafras.  He will have to give a tally on the amount that we sawed, but he has gotta stack it first.  ;D
 

 
He had about 15 logs.  The knotty, hollow, ugly Walnut is not his.   ;D
 

 
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 08:57:02 PM »
The "new" Daddy looks good!  I am jealous about the sassafras.  That is one species that I have never sawn, but I have seen the wood and it looks like ash with a cinnamon blush to it.

If what I see in the log picture is cherry, those were some fine ones!
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 09:01:40 PM »
Are you doing any hiring Magic?   :)   You gotta 'em lined up.
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 09:11:42 PM »
Yes Danny, he had some very nice Cherry logs and only one showed any sign of stress.  The Sassafras was twisty, but it still turned out some nice lumber.  Smelled nice also.   :)
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 09:34:06 PM »
Justin has a nose for wood.  I bet the sassafras smelled delicious.  Now, I want some!
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 09:49:57 PM »
We never even talked about you....well....maybe we did.   ;D   :D
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 09:53:50 PM »
Maybe I will get to see him and his Dad over the Holidays.......
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011, 09:59:07 PM »
We were running & gunning, so we really didn't have much time for conversation.  He will be back next week to help with that Walnut.   :-\
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2011, 10:08:55 PM »
He is good with walnut.........
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2011, 10:10:50 PM »
He would have to be very good with this Walnut.   :D
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 01:14:18 PM »
 Good looking whack of boards 8) 8)

 What was the dia. of the sassafras?  Here in N. MS the sassafras we have on our land might make a good fence post, but not grow big enough to saw. Seems like they get a little bigger than fence post size then die. :o >:(

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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 01:29:10 PM »
This Sassafras was probably 16" little end.  I know of a Sassafras stump on my place that is probably over 4', but most by that age are hollow.  I think that their root system is their weakest link.  Now I'll have to read up on Sassafras.   ;)   :)
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 09:17:02 PM »
Now, I want some!

Danny,

Next time you are in Virginia, come by the house in Madison.  I have some big ones and we can put one on the ground for you.  The last one we put on the ground was about 32".  Made a real nice set of kitchen cabinets for a log home in Fairmont, WV.

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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2011, 11:03:59 PM »
nice pics mm, thanks for posting.  it does look like dodgyloner is getting a little too familiar with that nice orange cant hook.   :)
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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2011, 11:21:39 PM »
Bruce,

If it comes with Spring Rolls, I will be there tomorrow  ;D.
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« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2011, 06:28:45 AM »
Gday

Looks like you both had a bloody good friday fellas  ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8)

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2011, 03:22:29 PM »
Sounds like you two had a very fun day, as in the best kept secret in America is that productive hard work is fun.   8)

I've let a few sassafras volunteers start to grow up just to see how big they'd get and what the wood would be like- so how long do I have to wait?  As long as for my giant sequoia to reach full height?

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Sounds like you two had a very fun day, as in the best kept secret in America is that productive hard work is fun.   8)


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Re: A Fun Friday
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2011, 10:47:51 PM »
It was a fun day, indeed, MM. I am still sore from moving all that lumber! I finally got the last of the wood stacked this afternoon. But it was nice getting to look at all those lovely boards a second time. I still can't believe you made it through the whole pile without changing blades! That was some real magic there :o

Danny, you are right, I had some fine cherry logs in queue. There were 11 cherry logs from 3 trees that were growing at my friend's camp along the Bogue Chitto River. The average sawable length of the logs was 33' - considerably better than what I was typically able to find in GA! The DBHs were 14.5", 18" and 22". There is still a 23" cherry out there with a 60' sawable length that I still have my eye on ;D

Magicman was right about the size of that sassafras, too. The largest log was 16" on the small end, and the other two were around 14-15". I have seen a lot of 11" and 12" sassafras out here, but this one was the biggest I've come across. The top of it blew out when a tropical storm came through in August.

I ended up with 210 b.f. of 5/4, 12' cherry (all from the same log - it was the biggest of the bunch) and 75 b.f. of 16/4 cherry. The 16/4 consisted of only two "boards" - one 11" wide and the other 14.5". They were the hardest to move!

The rest was mostly 4/4 in 8' and 9' lengths, with some 7/4 and 8/4 thrown in for good measure. I don't have an exact tally on that stack yet, but it's a little over 800 b.f. (~650 cherry and ~150 sassafras). So the total count was about 1100 b.f.

I will post some pictures of the stacks when I get a chance :)

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