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I've got work (ahead of me)
« on: January 10, 2007, 04:48:18 PM »
This year I am planning to start our new house. Our latest plan revision calls for cutting and stickering to dry the lumber list. The framing lumber is to be eastern hemlock. Some will come from my woods and the rest of the logs are to be bought by the truck load. I have found a scarcity in loggers who cut hemlock, does anyone know of any hemlock being cut that could be trucked to central NY state reasonably? I have not yet made the lumber list but will soon from the plans. The other things i will cut are the flooring and moulding which I hope to be able to make from my own logs, such as white oak, cherry, birch, beech etc that I think I have enough of. I plan to get a planer moulder next year to produce T&G flooring and paneling as well as the mouldings from the seasoned lumber I cut. This year we also plan to put in the well (I have one of those little portable well drill rigs), a septic and run power in to a pole service which will supply the sugarhouse for the 08 season and the house when it is ready.
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Re: I've got work (ahead of me)
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 05:09:46 PM »
not sure about your area, but around here the hemlock is not a desired species at all.  Find out who the cutters and haulers are in your area, learn how to scale, and tell them you want the hemlock.  Bet you drown in it.  I use hemlock for my own framing materials and likeit, without the so called nailing problem.  Watch out because hemlock tapers a lot and is prone to ring shake.  at one point I was cutting hemlock scaffold boards and found a trucker who bought it from mills he delivered other logs to and instead of dead heading brought it back to me.  Payed the mill price and his trucking plus premium and still made money on my product.
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Re: I've got work (ahead of me)
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 05:38:50 PM »
Hemlock seems to be "too cheap" for loggers to cut it unless forced to to do in order to get the higher paying stuff. I think the fast taper depends on how and where a tree grew. I have seen and own hemlock trees that have nice slow taper and also have some on the rapid taper end of the scale. If a tree grows in a more heavily shaded setting the logs are good and if the site gets more sun the logs taper faster. I have both but am looking for the slower taper logs only.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 01:04:47 AM »
I saw hemlock lumber advertised at at mill above cold brook (poland) but think they do 4/4.  I think the same mill buys and sells logs, they might have some hemlock, Not sure if they got trucks going by oneida on a regular basis but probably.
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