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« Reply #3660 on: June 05, 2019, 10:04:51 AM »
Them woods look good after the haircut Skeans1!
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« Reply #3661 on: June 05, 2019, 05:03:04 PM »
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Looks like a good candidate for a block face with a snipe on the stump with a small kicker on the butt. Should give you a good amount of room to gut the heart without taking away from hinge strength.
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« Reply #3662 on: June 05, 2019, 09:39:34 PM »
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« Reply #3663 on: June 05, 2019, 10:30:27 PM »
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Looks like a good candidate for a block face with a snipe on the stump with a small kicker on the butt. Should give you a good amount of room to gut the heart without taking away from hinge strength.
(In my best "Jethro Bodean" Voice): "I don't have no ide-er what you just said....."
Itís a style of face used that allows the hinge wood to flex vs snap or break mainly used on big heavy timber you need to save out. Itís exactly as it sounds you have two sight cuts then bore the sides to remove the block(face) cut. Snipe is a cut used on the stump to get the butt to slide off, the kicker is in the butt to do the same idea. Normally a snipe is used if you want the butt to jump off the stump on the ground faster where as a kicker will get the top down on the ground first. If both are used together you end up with no butt damage.
 This one is one of my larger firs well the redwood is borrowed from Madsens 

 

  

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« Reply #3664 on: June 05, 2019, 10:40:41 PM »
(In my best "Jethro Bodean" Voice): "I don't have no ide-er what you just said....."
sounds like you just need ta do some cipherin @olcowhand 
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« Reply #3665 on: June 06, 2019, 04:36:33 AM »
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Looks like a good candidate for a block face with a snipe on the stump with a small kicker on the butt. Should give you a good amount of room to gut the heart without taking away from hinge strength.
(In my best "Jethro Bodean" Voice): "I don't have no ide-er what you just said....."
Itís a style of face used that allows the hinge wood to flex vs snap or break mainly used on big heavy timber you need to save out. Itís exactly as it sounds you have two sight cuts then bore the sides to remove the block(face) cut. Snipe is a cut used on the stump to get the butt to slide off, the kicker is in the butt to do the same idea. Normally a snipe is used if you want the butt to jump off the stump on the ground faster where as a kicker will get the top down on the ground first. If both are used together you end up with no butt damage.
 This one is one of my larger firs well the redwood is borrowed from Madsens
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@Skeans1 Thanks for taking the time to explain. I continue to be amazed by the level of knowledge and skill demonstrated by some of you guys- and the patience you use to explain to us.
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« Reply #3666 on: June 07, 2019, 06:15:04 PM »
@Skeans1 hey a logger and a barber too!  Looking good!

On the that tree's little cousin we used a slightly modified humbuldt, came down without cracking.  Even got a nice 32" limb.  It's got me a bit cautious about this one though for an unusual reason ...skidding and trucking.  Need 10' logs to be safe on our truckers standards and a 50" 10' long green oak log weighs just a bit more than the little skidder wanted to move.  Ok, didn't want to grab it with the grapple either.....sigh.  So we have a crane coming Monday and we'll slowly move the whole dadgum thing to the landing (lucky it is close) and load it.  Heck, it will look like PNW logging with a whole tree on a truck.  50 oaks on a 10 acre woodlot stretching along the Potomac river, looking down at the Chesapeake bay.  Every cut is supervised by a bald eagle or osprey or two.

Should have added...WO's that mineral stain...made me cry...two of them .. :-X.  You don't get to cut many 40" WO wish they had been ok.  Veneer buyers still drove 5 hours to see them but they did not get top dollar at all.
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« Reply #3667 on: June 07, 2019, 07:45:06 PM »
@nativewolf You don't have to type slow on my account; I know what a Humboldt is....
What majestic Trees you're taking there.
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« Reply #3668 on: June 07, 2019, 07:55:00 PM »
@nativewolf You don't have to type slow on my account; I know what a Humboldt is....
What majestic Trees you're taking there.
Doc, I know my cypherin' and gusinta's (no, you didn't sneeze)Ö.
@olcowhand Yeah they are wonderful.  Sadly, they are at the end of life, the white oaks were dying at the top of the crown and had significant issues throughout the stems.  The red oaks have been blowing over coming into corn fields and driveway.  The site has had more visible wildlife than any I have worked on.  Eagles, turtles...so many types, fox, racoons, coyote, deer, rabbit by dozens, squirrels.  The only thing I have not seen that I would expect are around are bears and turkey.  Guessing we make too much noise.  
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« Reply #3669 on: June 07, 2019, 10:15:02 PM »
 I've got a couple bears on this job I would like to give away 😂 Had one get nosy Wednesday morning and wasnt small. 


  Piles of bear crap everywhere on this job, those ledges are 10-12' high, plenty of room to hide. 
Rocks ??? No rocks here. 😂


 


  Keep dumping wood on the ground. 
I'm working 2 jobs about 2 miles apart, if it gets wet I go to my own job, dry-ish 😂 I go work on that ash job. Picture doesnt quite describe the whole we knocked in here, you can only really see 1/3 of it, delimber sits on the hill. 


  
 The horror, handcut and slash by hand 😂 3 triaxle loads in 2 days not counting firewood, cant cry about that at all. 
 

 That's 50" on the stump, less and less of it around here, got 3x 10s and 1x 8' before the first crotch. 


 

  Couple more days and this jobs smoked. 

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« Reply #3670 on: June 08, 2019, 05:57:00 AM »
Looking good Barge! I can't believe you've nearly finished up the high lot since I saw it last week. What I saw was a lot of tough cutting left to do. It's a sham to see the big ash all going with nothing coming up to replace it. It makes pretty wood.
 That other lot with all the pecker poles is so big it's hard to tell if the delimber has moved, so many trees. Yeah, that's a big cut and the photo can't show the other side of the knoll. I had trouble just keeping my feet trying to walk through there, but I did make it to the hole. You need to get yourself one of them drones to cruise your lots. I am certain that is a legitimate business expense.  ;D
 As for your bears, you just keep those fellas on your side of the hill, OK? We have our own and I am finding the same signs here this past week. Even found a dump in the middle of my front lawn when I was mowing last Sunday, Really? I haven't seen one show up on the game cam in 2 weeks, nor have I heard them moving through at night, but I have some new flat lander neighbors who keep putting their trash out on the roadside to feed them, so it's easy to track their visits.
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« Reply #3671 on: June 08, 2019, 07:00:15 AM »
@BargeMonkey - are you ever going to fill out your profile so we know what part of the country you are in? I pick it up now and then from the context of a thread, but then I forget, and not every thread has such context.
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« Reply #3672 on: June 08, 2019, 11:17:20 AM »
 Even found a dump in the middle of my front lawn when I was mowing last Sunday, Really?
Sorry Old Greenhorn, that weren't a bear...  I was cutting through NY and had to make an Emergency Pit Stop :o
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« Reply #3673 on: June 08, 2019, 09:57:55 PM »
@ John Mc - I will have to check, I thought it said, even put one of those pins on the map 😂 I'm in Gilboa NY, literally 1hr from anything, dont blink as you drive thru. 

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« Reply #3674 on: June 08, 2019, 10:13:07 PM »
Looking good Barge! I can't believe you've nearly finished up the high lot since I saw it last week. What I saw was a lot of tough cutting left to do.
I havent put a serious dent in that ash job yet, lower parts about cut but the upper parts going to be fun, alot of that's going to be faster with a saw and bulldozer. The job we did the class on is about 3 good days from being smashed. 

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« Reply #3675 on: June 12, 2019, 09:59:41 PM »
Few little rocks here and there.... 


 


 
 This is the flat part of the job.... 


  Just keep getting after it.... 

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« Reply #3676 on: June 13, 2019, 06:58:07 AM »
@ John Mc - I will have to check, I thought it said, even put one of those pins on the map 😂 I'm in Gilboa NY, literally 1hr from anything, don't blink as you drive thru.
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« Reply #3677 on: June 14, 2019, 02:20:37 PM »
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Hereís the forwarder running the setup with our pulp 21í now imagine 37í or even 41í logs.

 

 

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« Reply #3678 on: June 14, 2019, 08:14:39 PM »
Man I wish the mills would buy longer wood around here. I have 11 sorts on this job. And most are 8s and 10s.

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« Reply #3679 on: June 14, 2019, 09:15:16 PM »
@Firewoodjoe 
Donít wish for longer lengths youíll end up with 40ís like we do out here even for hardwoods then get screwed royally by Scribner C scale. Take a 16í log plus a foot of trim they might pay 100 dollars a thousand where a same sized top log at 32í plus a foot could be 350 and a 36í plus a foot would be 500. Our mills out here run on the over run they get with longer lengths.


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