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Re: Price of logs
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2015, 05:50:51 PM »
I had a guy call me wanting to sell me a couple of dead walnut trees that blew down. I offered him $150 and he said no way I can get a lot more than that for them they are very valuable. That was a year ago and I drove by his place  the other day and they are still there rotting away. Maybe he's ageing them ;D
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Re: Price of logs
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2015, 06:01:47 PM »
I get customers want cull lumber. I tell them I chip it all. :D :D One guy wanted me to save it for him. So I said ok $50 a bundle. Too much for him. :D :D
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Re: Price of logs
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2015, 07:27:33 PM »

Of course, sometimes we have folks who are truly down on their luck and I'm happy to give them some wood.  It's interesting though, the folks on hard times are generally the ones who won't ask for handouts.  It feels good to help them out.

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Re: Price of logs
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2015, 09:54:15 PM »
Sign at another mill locally: we don't have scraps, we do have offcuts. They are for sale.

We run a bin of better offcuts that suit small wood working projects, little turning blanks etc... Stuff I'd burn otherwise but there's useful timber in it if you were prepared to do the work: a couple of local woodworking clubs get the contents for free. I get annoyed at the idea that I should just give timber to any who drive in, we pay for those logs, we pay to saw them etc etc. I get guys who want free firewood all the time... I point them at the slab pile, but it's amazing how many people think that I should just give away the stuff we've actually sawn or split for firewood.

Then there was the guy in the BMW SUV, who was really upset when I told him he had to buy a whole 8' board one time when all he wanted was a foot of really figured timber out the middle for a turning blank... He must have paid attention to what I said at the end because he never came back :D
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Re: Price of logs
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2015, 10:20:17 PM »
I would give my eye teeth for some walnut logs  :) .


You have an eye teeth!?  I'll trade you a half a walnut log for it?
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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2015, 10:47:24 PM »
Yep, definitely an Arkie thing, I get those calls all the time, plus the "you got any ________ for really cheap or free?" ones too. I just tell them that I don't buy logs, and if they want to pay me to make them into lumber then they can sell it to make their money. I am intending to get a tractor with front grapple and rear forestry winch, and then I will start buying good logs, but at my price. Remember that a landowner is only getting paid for about 50% of what the logger gets for his timber delivered to the mill(loggers feel free to correct me if that has changed recently), so that oak log that is worth .40/ft at the mill is worth .20/ft to him and that is if he has a marketable amount of timber. I'll offer less than that for single trees here and there, probably 50% of the current market for logs. Get a scale stick and offer $.15/ft in the logs and see. More for walnut or clear cherry or white oak obviously.

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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2015, 11:31:22 PM »
 How about narrowing down your location for me. We could be neighbors, never know?
 I've got a friend in the cedar business that cant find a tree to buy lately . While I've got a pile of cedar logs from free trees. I had told him about them, then found out they were free to me. I had told the owner that he would buy them and gave his number. They called me back later and told me they would rather give um to me. Buying trees or logs around here is tricky. That was one of the good deals. I wasn't planning on getting in the sales business but now have several cedar, hard wood, and pine logs that were all nearly free. Now I have to start on a storage shed for lumber. I don't buy unless I think I can sell quick. But I just can't resist free stuff.     

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Re: Price of logs
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2015, 09:09:18 AM »
Hi R Powers and Never Finished maybe we could meet sometime and have a cup of coffee and a bowel of saw dust and trade stories.
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Re: Price of logs
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2015, 09:31:02 AM »
Or meet HERE and meet many FF members.  move_it
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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2015, 09:35:21 AM »
Oh yeah this is a great place to meet I agree!
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« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2015, 09:39:47 AM »
564 miles for me.   8)
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« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2015, 09:21:49 PM »
Heck I mill out by Lincoln on occasion. I'll have to swing by and chat sometime.
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« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2015, 08:45:46 AM »
You bet you! Stop by anytime.
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