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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2017, 12:22:09 AM »
I'm gathering up stuff to put one on my saw mill bed.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2017, 12:16:13 PM »
PC, yes materals for the farm.  The pier needs new joints and the barn needs work.  It is so seldom that I have access to White Oak that I cannot let this pass.  I got plenty of replacement bridge decking with the other logs.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2017, 02:05:09 PM »
A white oak that nice big and straight around here would bring at minimum a $1 a bf. Id cut it down load it up and sell it to a mill.

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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2017, 03:49:38 PM »
What would be on stump price?

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« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2017, 04:49:30 PM »
Here in the Hoosier State, it would be worth about 600-700 bucks if it graded average; top quality could go all the way up to 1200.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2017, 01:25:56 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, I believe the mill is rated for a load of 4400lbs.  ...

The hydraulic loader is rated for 4400 pounds. As long as you don't drop the log on the mill, it should take it.

Lynn, when I had my manual mill I managed to turn some "impossible" logs by dousing the bed rails and side stops with a water/detergent solution. It's amazing what a little extra lubrication can do.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2017, 06:18:22 AM »
Didn't mean for this thread to morph into one on router sleds. Seems to fit given the topic of really big logs and what to do with them.

Thanks for all the information on the router use for cleaning up slabs. Never would have thought of that and looks doable. I'll see what I can fab up for one...

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« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2017, 08:29:51 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, I believe the mill is rated for a load of 4400lbs.  ...

The hydraulic loader is rated for 4400 pounds. As long as you don't drop the log on the mill, it should take it.

Lynn, when I had my manual mill I managed to turn some "impossible" logs by dousing the bed rails and side stops with a water/detergent solution. It's amazing what a little extra lubrication can do.

There's always time for lube.
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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2017, 08:46:20 AM »
Thanks Bruce, I had not thought of lubing the bed rails. 

For some reason "slop your dripper" (Archie Campbell) came to mind.   :D
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« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2017, 09:43:36 AM »
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« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2017, 08:25:45 PM »
We set up on the 54" butt white oak today, although, somebody went and swapped it out for a red  :D
We fought it all morning through the first log but finally got dialed in here. The slope and saw are right, it didn't need me, I walked around and got a shot in action  ;D.


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« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2017, 12:35:34 AM »
I usually use water and liquid soap, 'cause it's cheap. Cooking oil works, too. So does snow (oh, wait -- I don't think you get any of that :D).

Don't forget the side stops as well. I just put some lube on the log above the side stops.


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Re: Too Heavy ??
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2017, 09:20:49 AM »
Well I didn't get it.   :-\
 

 
While I was sawing yesterday the tree service dropped the White Oak and bucked it into 11' 11" lengths.   smiley_headscratch   Tree service guy said that he found a market for them.
 

 
35" Butt.  I would have loved to have gotten it.
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« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2017, 09:27:41 PM »
I am going to show my ignorance here, but here goes anyway. What kind of market would one cut them at 11' 11"??
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« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2017, 09:34:10 PM »
Not an ignorant question at all and notice that I put a  smiley_headscratch behind the 11' 11".   I would have been interested in buying a 16' log but those were worthless to me.
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« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2017, 09:36:20 PM »

I am going to show my ignorance here, but here goes anyway. What kind of market would one cut them at 11' 11"??


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« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2017, 09:41:47 PM »
Actually that could be exactly right.   :-\
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« Reply #57 on: December 15, 2017, 09:44:59 PM »
Not an ignorant question at all and notice that I put a  smiley_headscratch behind the 11' 11".   I would have been interested in buying a 16' log but those were worthless to me.
I'd speculate somebody just made the naughty list >:(
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« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2017, 09:45:34 PM »
I have a huge market for 10 foot air dried and kiln dried Oak. A green log that comes in at 1111 makes my day. Drying slabs and lumber thats Oak is gonna check up on the ends. That little bit of extra will be sawn off after drying and leave me with a nice 10 slab or board.
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« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2017, 10:14:12 PM »
I would have bucked it at least 12' 3" to give the customer a choice, but I understand what David is saying.  Of course I don't sell so it matters not.

I just wish that I had been home so that I could have had a choice.   :-\
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