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Re: sweet gum ???
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2013, 01:34:44 PM »
Po-Jo,
What do those SG logs measure across, 28 inches?  Love to know how they saw on that EZ Boardwalk.  I have EZ Jr.  also.  What type of lumber are you sawing up and what are you using the lumber for? 

What blade set are you using?  The same for hardwood or softwood? 
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 08:22:32 PM »
If you keep this up I might have to ride over and supervise.  ;D Please notice I am not offering to help.
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2013, 07:39:26 AM »
Po-Jo before i got a debarker i used a small draw knife on dirty logs.It worked quiet well.
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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2013, 03:56:55 PM »
Jake if i run into much more of this I am gonna call you and work a deal with you taking them and i help you , this is really starting to get a little out of my range, especially without hydraulics :-[

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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2013, 04:04:01 PM »
I need to try that draw knife and see how it would work for me.

ez the bigger log is pushing 30 and the smaller one is 27, I use the same blade on both just different speeds, I am not a PRO like most of the fellers on here, I am doing this for projects around the house, barns, chicken house, room addition stuff like that

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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2013, 05:47:29 PM »
Mud is a killer for bands for sure, po-jo, keep on keeping on, you will figure this out soon enough, those look to be some good logs, there is a bark wizard for chain saws, I kinda think this would be better than a draw knife, if possible, in the mean time turn the logs with the sawn side out to reduce the bark entry, a pain, but worth it till a debarker is available,  david, side note, trailer decking should be bolted down, or whatever, soon after cutting, they will warp and twist,
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2014, 12:04:52 AM »
 

 
Well its been a while but this is some of that sweetgum i cut , it was tricky to dry, but i am making bookshelves out of some of it now, man does this stuff have some really nice markings in it, i wish i was a better furniture builder, this stuff is buetiful when i did some staining and poly

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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2014, 12:21:34 AM »
Bookshelves are a good start.  ;D 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2014, 12:41:53 AM »
Nice ;D
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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2014, 07:47:45 AM »
You are a very brave man  ;D.  Nice piece, too. 
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2014, 08:10:24 AM »
I have lots of SG tall and straight like tree weeds. Some are not big enough for crossties and I've been wondering what to do with 'em. Even if I can get just a few boards outa one, it's more than what I had. I at least I need siding for the mill shed. Thanks for testing the water.
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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2014, 08:15:58 AM »
I love Sweet Gum for siding.I just have to get my nerve up to saw it, 'cause I know I gots to start screwing it up.  :D
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« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2014, 08:41:21 AM »
I thought that was your strong point. ;D
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Re: sweet gum ???
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2014, 08:49:15 AM »
Large and straight is the key word.  Limbs and crotches are a no, no.
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2014, 10:27:22 AM »
I thought of one other use for sweetgum, something to challenge the Autine splitting axe with for a real worst case test!  Cut a few 18" sections and send it to Latvia for John Neeman to try out!

I was out splitting wood the other day and everything was going great until I hit this one piece and my axe (home depot axe not Autine) got stuck 1/2 way through.  Didn't pay attention before but my neighbor threw some sweetgum on the pile.  Took me ten minutes to get the axe out it was wedged so bad.  Had to get a splitting wedge and a sledgehammer from the barn. 


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