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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10920 on: October 09, 2018, 09:38:21 AM »
Magicman, actually that the tree was in a wooded area that was developed in the last 5 years.  So the tree spent most of its life as a forest tree.  The section lifted by the tow truck is the third log up.  I have a request for an oak slab and thought that third log would offer some interesting figure.

The other two logs on the trailer are not nearly so knotty.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10921 on: October 09, 2018, 10:15:17 AM »
Wow! Those are some serious walnut slabs.....

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10922 on: October 09, 2018, 03:44:15 PM »
My first hardwood ash will say it was much easier sawing than the pine I've sawn so far. Surely made the 19 horse labor

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10923 on: October 09, 2018, 05:48:31 PM »
OK Ted, I got turned around and was thinking that it was the butt log hence the question because I saw the cut off limb.  I now see the butt log still on the trailer.  My Dad always said that it was "good to know but better to understand".  :-[

Love that Ash Lko67.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10924 on: October 11, 2018, 06:40:14 AM »
Probably nothing today! Rain is here, time to knock it out of gear!



 



 

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« Reply #10925 on: October 11, 2018, 10:24:22 AM »
I'm coming to the conclusion that sheds are like clamps. 




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« Reply #10926 on: October 11, 2018, 07:49:02 PM »
More pretty slabs lawg dawg!
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« Reply #10927 on: October 11, 2018, 08:16:21 PM »
Dat Dawg knows that I have parked my sawmill until I return from Colorado so he is rubbing da salt sawdust into the wounds.  Bad man.   :D 
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« Reply #10928 on: October 12, 2018, 06:01:57 AM »
I'm coming to the conclusion that sheds are like clamps. 


True words...VERY true!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10929 on: October 12, 2018, 09:23:29 PM »
 

 

Ok, so we didn't do more than saw it down but...but...check out this boxelder.  Going to make a table maker a buet of a slab.
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« Reply #10930 on: October 12, 2018, 09:31:37 PM »
Boxelder- check out the toe on that boot!!  I can see the camera man!!  
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10931 on: October 12, 2018, 09:50:45 PM »
That Box Elder is gonna be very interesting.  :o
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« Reply #10932 on: October 13, 2018, 01:53:53 AM »
Is there any trick to save the red streaks ? I've did a couple sculpture and all the red streaks are gone with time

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« Reply #10933 on: October 13, 2018, 02:25:47 AM »
Hello Everyone,

This is my first post on the forum and wanted to thank everyone for the information found here. After researching on the forum my dad recently purchased a Woodland Mills HM130 as we were sick and tired of making sawdust with the chainsaw mill. We have been taking our first steps in the milling hobby. As I live in the tropics I don't have access to the usual species found on the forum but I have several acres of mahogany to play with as well as any logs which wash up on the beach. 

Looking through the forum I have seen several posts regarding stress in wood. You guys should try cutting mahogany :D. This was the last log which I cut and it nearly threw the mill off of the rails!



 

Currently building a shed around the sawmill so that everything stays dry. Some mahogany 2x4s on the floor as well as some "beach" wood. Note in the background, the packing crate from Woodland Mills makes a great workbench :).



 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10934 on: October 13, 2018, 06:10:44 AM »
I feel sorry for you.  Mahogany 2x4s.  Sheesh.   :) Welcome to the forum!
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« Reply #10935 on: October 13, 2018, 06:28:07 AM »
Hello Everyone, This is my first post on the forum and wanted to thank everyone for the information found here. After researching on the forum my dad recently purchased a Woodland Mills HM130 as we were sick and tired of making sawdust with the chainsaw mill. We have been taking our first steps in the milling hobby. As I live in the tropics I don't have access to the usual species found on the forum but I have several acres of mahogany to play with as well as any logs which wash up on the beach. 


Welcome to the forum. I'm in New Zealand, so closer to you than most, and we holiday in the Cook Islands when we can, so I understand your climate (you tell the seasons by how long it rains each day?). And we have Eucalyptus and Sheoak (which you probably also have) here, so I understand tension and HARD wood. :D

Anyway, good to hear from you, and congrats on getting a "real" mill. Hope you can can get some good stuff out of that Mahogany 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10936 on: October 13, 2018, 07:53:23 AM »
Mahogany framing lumber made me smile remembering that our home is framed with Western Red Cedar as was our previous home.  Apparently this was common in the 60's because many homes were also sided with WRC.  It's good to see you taking advantage of what is available.

Congrats on getting the sawmill and Welcome to the Forestry Forum.  :)
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« Reply #10937 on: October 13, 2018, 08:26:33 AM »
We sell a good deal of box elder to professional furniture makers who have a very specialized techniques, so all I have is customer evidence, but the ones who claim to keep the red color the longest, years is what they claim, is to first use a wood bleach which jumps the contrast and supposedly helps stabilize the red, while whitening the wood, but not fading the red, so the wood really pops.  Then they coat with CA or similar as a stabilizer, and finish with a variety of UV blocking finishes, marine spar varnish being popular, or the thick epoxy coats.  I havent tried this technique but the key is to block the UV as well as any air.
Ive read about the wood bleach trick on the web, and it seems to have a following, so Im thinking about trying it myself to see if its hype or not.  We have one guy who comes in regularly and shows pictures of his box elder stuff and it looks incredible.   

We have flame box elder slabs that stay in the building for many months, some on pallets, some of racks, that doesnt loose its color, but bring it outside and it will fade in a day or two.  So UV protection seems key.
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« Reply #10938 on: October 13, 2018, 09:36:17 AM »
Tropical sawyer,
Welcome to the forum. 
Pull up a stump and talk a while. I think you could probably make custom rocking chair bottoms out of that board in your first picture. Or just nail it up as siding on your mill building and everyone who happens by would want you to saw them one just like it.!

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« Reply #10939 on: October 13, 2018, 10:07:34 AM »
Welcome Tropical Sawyer! Don't get discouraged, your Mahogany can always be cut into shorter lengths, and used for furniture, cabinets, (or ukulele's.)   
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
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