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Somethings old and something Red
« on: March 10, 2014, 10:31:07 PM »
I did my first mill jobs today aftergetting the guide roller issue fixed. Two brothers bought an old barn built from hewn white oak and are making furniture out of it. They called me to do a cut list for a huge table. Here are some of the beams and pieces.

You can see the old axe/adze marks and the end joinery on this one.


About three hours of cutting to get their beams cut to spec and I was off to park the mill at a job for a guy who picked up some free logs from the HOA that were going to be burned... At first he thought they were just oak and was going to use them for firewood, then he saw my CL ad and had me come look at them. I convinced him not to burn  a few, including this Cherry butt log that everyone had thought was RO!!

I think I hit two small knots once we got to the middle, otherwise this thing was clear red beauty. We cut about 260bdft from it in 1" stock. The rest of this tree and a few oaks are still there for me to finish up tomorrow morning.  I'm happy to be covered in sawdust again. If this keeps up there will be a hydraulic mill in my future most probably.

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Re: Somethings old and something Red
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 10:34:15 PM »
Keep an eye out for wood snufflers from Georgia snuffling around your lumber pile. :D That is a fine cherry log!
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Re: Somethings old and something Red
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 10:35:01 PM »
Congrats.  Looks like you are back on track.

Take steps to save steps.

If it wont roll, its not a log; its still a piece of tree.  Sawmills cut logs, not pieces of trees.

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Re: Somethings old and something Red
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 10:31:42 AM »
Congrats on being off and running.   smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Somethings old and something Red
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 10:46:53 AM »
that is a bonifide  YEE HAW! 8) 8) 8)   
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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