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Frozen Red Oak
« on: October 05, 2010, 08:10:39 PM »
First I want to say how much I enjoy this forum. I have learned so much from answers by those with more experience. I have a lot of red oak to saw and I know I will not get it done before winter. Is sawing much more difficult when the logs are frozen? If so, maybe I would be better off if  I wait untill spring. I would like to saw during the winter because I know I will have more time available.

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Re: Frozen Red Oak
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 08:14:02 PM »
 Red OAk saws real nice in the winter , so go ahead and plan on sawing them up. Make sure you sticker it with dry stickers and have fun. Take a lot of pics .
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Re: Frozen Red Oak
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 09:09:04 PM »
The biggest problem with sawing when it is real cold is the sawdust can immediately freeze to the board and be difficult to brush off. And you do need to get rid of that sawdust and not leave it in your stack.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2010, 10:23:49 PM »
Thanks. Sounds encouraging. I will take pics. Hope I can figure out how to post them. If not, I'm sure my wife can.

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Re: Frozen Red Oak
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 11:35:58 PM »
If you have any isues with the pics , just ask , many on here will be glad to help you out.
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Re: Frozen Red Oak
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 06:06:37 AM »
I had a very frustrating experience trying to saw red oak when it was right at 30F-32F. I tried different saw blades ( 4 degree) and the blade  was still diving and rising. I gave up. My first and last portable job left undone.
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Re: Frozen Red Oak
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 12:08:29 PM »
Never had a bandmill, but with a circular saw it takes a lot more power to saw frozen red oak. It sawed fine just had to feed slower we had a 100HP electric motor.  Red oak is so pretty as it comes off the saw it get rather plain as it drys but it is very colorful wet. Loved sawing it almost as much as Walnut.

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Re: Frozen Red Oak
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 08:16:50 PM »
i love sawing frozen red oak and all wood for that matter, if only the weather could be like 60 deg.
 gary,  having frozen sawdust still stuck to the board  in the pile  what i found that works is when i pile my stacks they go east to west so more sunlight hits the side of the pile , the sun acutually thaws the wood out and the wind blows the sawdust out.
the experts think i do things wrong
 over 18 million b.f. processed and 7341 happy customers i disagree


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