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Re: Scale stick
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2018, 07:48:40 PM »
wish i could find someone with some brains to work for 20 an hour every around here wants 100 a day more than  i make   :D

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Re: Scale stick
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2018, 10:40:00 AM »
wish i could find someone with some brains to work for 20 an hour every around here wants 100 a day more than  i make   :D

pretty sad when a trainable H.S. grad or even a 2 yr forestry grad won't
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Re: Scale stick
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2018, 09:45:41 PM »
Is your log buyer taking them with only 2 1/2 of trim? Most mills want minimum of 4 inches 6 is better. With only 2 1/2 inches they could bump them down to a 9 or even 8 foot log.

Good point Bill, I heard about trim on FF and asked prior to cutting anything what he wanted length wise, and trim, he wants 8', 10' 12' length down to 8" minium dia. If I can skid the tree out minus the top without damaging good trees I do that. Then he can decide where he wants them bucked. When measuring for board feet I noticed some of the logs that he marked and later I cut, had trim(2.5" and some 5" to 9").


If you were getting 45cents for pallet logs.. Wow, excellent. The question is are they pallet, tie or grade lumber logs.  He might be calling them pallet but here pallet logs look like straightish firewood, covered in knots and cutoff limbs.  Literally big tree tops are what we call pallet.  Those "look" like tie and grade sawlogs from trunk stems.. But he is offering a fair tie and grade price so maybe its just nomenclature semantics. 
 

Mike, I asked him about that. Its a mix of pallet/tie logs according to him but he is willing to pay .43/boardfoot for each and the RO grade $1.05/boardfoot.  I believe he is being far and seems on the up and up, younger guy with a sawmill and a few employees. I know for sure when I see his board foot caluctions/payment. Thanks everyone for the feedback


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Re: Scale stick
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2018, 10:21:47 PM »
1.05/bf for red oak sawlogs is double what i can get delivered to any mill.  If its true this guys a keeper.
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Re: Scale stick
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2018, 10:25:48 PM »
"Trim" is how much excess you need on any logs.  If someone says "cut em all 10's" you say "how much trim minimum?"

If he says 4" then you cut no shorter than 10'4"

Longer logs and veneer are usually 6" trim

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Re: Scale stick
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2018, 12:29:06 AM »
Mike -

Sometimes that is not the case.  I have options to ship small X-tie logs at either 9' or "doubles" which are 17'6", exact measure, no trim required, 9+9 = 17'6???  I always ask a log buyer what they want for trim on every grade, seems they are all different. 
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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2018, 09:56:48 AM »
Mike -

Sometimes that is not the case.  I have options to ship small X-tie logs at either 9' or "doubles" which are 17'6", exact measure, no trim required, 9+9 = 17'6???  I always ask a log buyer what they want for trim on every grade, seems they are all different. 
Standard ties are 102 inches so a 9 foot tie log has 6 inches of trim included
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« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2018, 11:59:51 AM »
Yeah we can do 9'3 or 18'6 here when the yard is full.. But when theyre hungry for ties theyll take down to 8'11.  Always gotta ask
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