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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2340 on: January 08, 2018, 01:02:23 PM »

   My father-in-law told me about an old farmer back in the day who
 cut down a gum tree and had it milled into boards that he used for
 a farm wagon bed and when the boards dried out the wagon twisted
 so bad that only one wheel was left sitting on the ground.  ::)




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« Reply #2341 on: January 08, 2018, 01:09:37 PM »
Had a friend who had logs he wanted sawed. Told him to bring them to the mill and I would take care of it for him. When I went to see what he had brought it was all gum. Against my better judgement, I went ahead and sawed it. Wasn't bad at all and I sent it on it's way back to where it had come from. This was about 7 or 8 years ago. I was by his house last week and I noticed a tangled mess of rotting wood. It was the sweet gum. Twisted, bent, and bowed and now rotting too!!

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2342 on: January 08, 2018, 05:27:51 PM »
On another thread WDH was mentioning planting some improved loblolly pines on his place.  I followed the link he posted and the nursery also sells improved sweetgums.  I have been wondering how they improved the sweetgum.  Did they make the gumballs soft so that they do not hurt my bare feet?  Did they precondition the trees to produce logs that will eventually produce high quality, straight boards?  Did they improve the tree's benefit for wildlife?  I have been cogitating on that for a few days now and would appreciate some enlightenment.
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« Reply #2343 on: January 08, 2018, 07:23:58 PM »

   My father-in-law told me about an old farmer back in the day who
 cut down a gum tree and had it milled into boards that he used for
 a farm wagon bed and when the boards dried out the wagon twisted
 so bad that only one wheel was left sitting on the ground.  ::)
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If that's how good sweet gum is, I'm going to make some apple boxes from green sweet gum and when the wood dries it will squeeze the cider out of the apples.

No can't do that sweet gum doesn't grow here.
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2344 on: January 08, 2018, 07:29:59 PM »
One wheel,  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D, Thats bad. :D :D :D :D

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2345 on: January 08, 2018, 08:04:44 PM »
Kyle,

Improved for fast growth.  And, the faster it grows, the more it twists and warps  :D
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2346 on: January 21, 2018, 04:07:05 PM »
I will be milling some pine or sweet gum today to get some 3/4 X 8's for vertical siding and doors for a yard building.  If I go with the gum,  I will need to nail it ASAP to minimize warping. And as it dries, the gaps between the boards will be wider, but that is not an issue.
From log to wall in 6 days during some of our coldest days. I milled this pine to 1/2 inch thick X 8 inches wide, kinda to match the beaded masonite siding on the original building.    When it dries, there will be gaps between the boards which is OK for a yard building lean to.  Nancy will paint it anyway when it warms up.  All I lack is putting hinges on the doors.   

 

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« Reply #2347 on: January 22, 2018, 07:21:40 AM »
Very nice. smiley_thumbsup

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« Reply #2348 on: January 22, 2018, 08:04:25 AM »
John,

The doors do work a lot better with hinges  :D
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« Reply #2349 on: January 22, 2018, 09:41:51 AM »
John,

The doors do work a lot better with hinges  :D.

Only if you need to open them.  :D
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« Reply #2350 on: January 22, 2018, 06:17:24 PM »
The hardware store downtown had some heavy duty hinges, hefty wood screws and carriage bolts.  I should be swinging in by tomorrow noon.  We are blessed to still have a locally owned hardware store. 

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« Reply #2351 on: January 22, 2018, 06:42:27 PM »
 

 

Hard to see,but got some NICE 12' syp logs to saw in the morning for 1x12x12 pine board and batton siding....I cut a lot of that 8)
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2352 on: January 23, 2018, 08:40:11 PM »
Like your flag.

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« Reply #2353 on: January 23, 2018, 11:20:59 PM »
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2354 on: February 06, 2018, 10:23:07 PM »
 

 
Not good,
 

 
It's the big one in there, A little rub over the years and it was weeping now leaking bad.
Wheres the cat man when I need him. :D :D

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« Reply #2355 on: February 07, 2018, 07:08:02 AM »
Seems like it's always the one that's in the back or the hardest to get to!

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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2356 on: February 07, 2018, 12:34:56 PM »
That's why the cat man is going to do the job, I'll make lumber. ;D

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« Reply #2357 on: February 07, 2018, 01:42:49 PM »
Would be a good time to check other hoses, maybe upgrade to heavier psi / wire hose. Maybe some anti-abrasion wrap would help too.
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« Reply #2358 on: February 07, 2018, 02:31:41 PM »
That's why the cat man is going to do the job, I'll make lumber. ;D

I often wonder if I would be better off taking this approach. I'm too inclined to say I can do it myself and will spend significant time to learn how or simply to dig in and figure it out. Meanwhile I could have been making lumber or making production in some other part of the family enterprise. The repair guys do well for a reason and it's not robbery. It's cause they know their stuff. Most times.
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« Reply #2359 on: February 07, 2018, 07:08:09 PM »
Resonator, I'll give the cat man a piece radiator hose cut the long way to put on the hose.

Grizzly, I don't have all the tools to do the job. I will do a job like change the oil, grease it, change the air and fuel filter. Jobs easy to get at and fast to do.
But you have to remember the cat mans work is guaranteed.  ;D


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