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Cut some GUM today
« on: January 12, 2015, 03:46:18 PM »
With he price of gum I thought I would thin the wood lot out. Right now its $60 ton for nasty gum logs. Should be 12-14 ton, Last one I hauled was 14 and some change. 

  

 
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 03:52:19 PM »
Thats a load.  :D The tires are grunting!
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 03:56:08 PM »
Poston wants to cut some siding from that  ;D.
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 03:57:31 PM »
Poston wants to cut some siding from that  ;D.

It would make some DanG good barn siding.  :)
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 06:06:55 PM »
What is god siding ? for a church ?
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 06:12:06 PM »
What is god siding ? for a church ?

I fixed it.  ;D
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 08:37:41 PM »
But not quick enough.  ;D
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 11:11:53 AM »
It's a tough crowd for the goat. Always someone waiting to pounce.  :D
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 11:42:47 AM »
It's a tough crowd for the goat. Always someone waiting to pounce.  :D

Kinda like coyotes ain't they

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 12:29:03 PM »
It's a tough crowd for the goat. Always someone waiting to pounce.  :D

You're right Jem......one day I'm gonna fly off the handle and clear out some of these threads.  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2015, 12:39:20 PM »
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 11:02:53 AM »
Black Gum?
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 07:32:10 PM »
Why not saw some cross ties out of them ??? is it worth more as chip or what

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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2015, 09:04:44 PM »
Sweet gum, And it is going to a tie mill. I have 3 more loads 8)
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2015, 09:51:20 PM »
Saw some gum lumber on another post, it looked good. But not knowing if it will be I am asking.
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2015, 10:59:06 PM »
Going to have a BIG sweet gum cut that is close to our house. Should I save it to cut when I do get my mill?
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2015, 11:31:35 PM »
Dean, I think you will find that sweetgum logs don't store very well. Best to saw into boards as quickly as possible.. Oh, and quartersaw it. Stack and sticker well, plenty of weight on top, and cover with roofing tin.
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2015, 12:25:58 AM »
yup.  That microbial life sure loves munching on it.   I sawed railroad ties for awhile,  picking them up and stacking them by myself got old.     The biggest piece of steel I ever hit was in the middle of a black gum.   Some guy was plowing the mountainside field long ago an lost a mule shoe.   hung it on the branch of a sapling.     When I hit something real solid in there,  was making 2x8's for my shed,  didn't want to loose the board so turned the log around and sawed in from the other end close to the object and split the board off.   I still have a rafter in the shed roof with the mule shoe buried in it.

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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2015, 06:58:36 AM »
Is gum any good to make stickers? I have a few I need to clear cut. They are on the small side. If they are not good, I will just pile them up and burn them as I did in the past.

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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2015, 07:31:10 AM »
They will warp and twist unless quartersawn.  But, if you quartersawed it, I wouldn't use that for stickers  :).
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2015, 01:34:27 PM »
It's a tough crowd for the goat. Always someone waiting to pounce.  :D
Or a troll under the bridge.

p.s. here it is, with even more stories about goats!   http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0122e.html
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2015, 06:57:02 PM »
Thanks for the heads up about using them for stickers. Burn pile they will go. :D

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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2015, 08:59:17 PM »
Thanks for the info. Think I  will just let that gum live a little longer.
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Re: Cut some GUM today
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2015, 10:08:22 PM »
All the spiral grain woods like sweetgum, blackgum, sycamore, elm, and hackberry are very difficult to deal with.
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