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couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:41:27 PM »
 Nothing real special but figured I needed to post some pics as I don't very often, post what your cutting so we start a good "pic thread" !
This red oak is 25" at the small end and 54' feet long, pretty darn straight for its leangh, put my saw on it to show you a proportionate size...

   This white Oak is string line straight and clean as it can be, it's 26" at the small end and 29' feet long with a beautiful heart, it will go on the truck just as it is..

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These are very little logs and lower quality compared to the timber on my upcoming big tract..
 There's probably a Baker's dozen  this big or bigger on this little tract, everything else on it is from 17" to 23" inch range but good white and redoak, poplar,ash and and couple lower grade species...

 Are Gumtree's worth anything? I've never cut them, they  don't exist around here but there's several big ones on this little track..
A log in the hands worth two in the bush !

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2015, 09:56:02 PM »
strait gum is good for ties, pallet stock and sewer lumber. it pays 360 here. i have sold big gum with a little heart for veneer but that market is hit or miss.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2015, 09:59:56 PM »
to wet to move on any tract here........here is a couple from last winter.
 

 
 

 

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 06:47:07 PM »
Cut some pretty decent white oak today

  

 
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 07:37:51 PM »
Those are dandys for sure but the last two pictures make me rubbery man those are the kind you dream about very nice white oak !
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 07:41:13 PM »
Cut some pretty decent white oak today

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nice white oak il. whats the dark in the middle on the second pic? white oak been real good here this year, they let alot go lately.

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 09:37:21 PM »
Thanks guys, cut 37 like those today, some ran mineral stained like that. Or i think thats what it is? Most of them cut like the top pic. I think the ridges they was growing on had been pastured years ago.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 09:49:22 PM »
Boy thats some dandy white oak.  Ive cut some good ones this week too for this area.  The best timber in my country wouldnt do near what you have, man those are good ones
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 09:56:24 PM »
id rather cut that size as far as making grade. some times giants don't grade as well. this one from 05 did though.
 

  thats a 281 with a 24

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 10:03:06 PM »
Dang that is a big one. We have some large dia. timber around here but like treeslayer said its just like that here as well.
Alot of the time when you walk up to a giant expecting beautiful butt cut, Its usually a let down. I didn't measure any stumps today the 395 was wearing a 24in. I got some pics of big blocking trees if ya like cottonwood ;D
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 10:04:40 PM »
did you find a market for the sweet gum?

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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 10:07:51 PM »



This is me and the boys at my last job.  Lot of tie timber.  Thats generally what we cut here, red oak tie logs.  There is some good walnut and white oak around, but the best is near the river.  Im in the hills lol
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2015, 10:10:57 PM »
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This is me and the boys at my last job.  Lot of tie timber.  Thats generally what we cut here, red oak tie logs.  There is some good walnut and white oak around, but the best is near the river.  Im in the hills lol
thats all red oak?

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 10:12:17 PM »
Nice looking pile of logs, and dang good lookin tractor. Id say my boys bout same size as yours and interested in logging as well :D theyre mom hates it but i rub it in
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2015, 10:21:30 PM »
As far as I believe that pile is all red/black oak subspecies.  Maybe a white or post oak in the mix. 

Ya I like my skidder too 8) Its my baby. 

The boys love to help me work and run the machine and watch trees fall.  Momma dont mind, it pays the bills and keeps me happy too. 
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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2015, 10:52:04 PM »
Nice looking wood you guys are cutting! I just posted the last pics I took but here's a couple from last fall
 

 
 

 
And one from earlier this winter
 

 
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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2015, 11:05:57 PM »
These pics are from 09 I think mainly cottonwood but it was a good time

  

  

 
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2015, 07:05:21 AM »
 

  Heres one from yesterday. I took alot of snow down the back for a few sticks!
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2015, 07:07:45 AM »
CX3 your a lucky man thats two fine looking boy's, I bet it is alot of fun having them tag along. Be safe guys !
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2015, 05:41:41 PM »
Those are some very nice big logs you guys are making. I work on the other end of the spectrum. Here is one I took at noon time today. Spruce and fir.

 

 

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