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Author Topic: How long can a log stay a log  (Read 2038 times)

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Offline moodnacreek

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Re: How long can a log stay a log
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 07:15:15 PM »
after sawing for 37 years I have experience with decayed logs here in s.e. n.y. when I get to the bottom of pile the logs are always better.

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Re: How long can a log stay a log
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2017, 09:05:14 PM »
Moody,

   What kind of logs are you talking about anyway? Your experiences seem to be different than mine. I wonder what is different about the kinds of wood we are used to working with.
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Re: How long can a log stay a log
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2017, 09:24:01 PM »
any kind of log I can think of. it's all about heat and the lack of it. many mills water their logs in  summer. some use sun switch like street lites have to turn off the water. also perforated cloth kept wet.

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Re: How long can a log stay a log
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2017, 08:10:08 AM »
With white pine will sawing cants to allow them to start drying and storing them for future use prevent the grubs from destroying the log?

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Re: How long can a log stay a log
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2017, 08:54:52 AM »
Most likely because removing bark is always helpful. I'd still keep the cant off the ground.
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Re: How long can a log stay a log
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2017, 10:02:18 AM »
The cants will tend to check and also split along the sides, leading to degraded lumber when sawn. Best to mill into lumber and properly stack and sticker to begin the proper air drying process.

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