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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1300 on: September 13, 2021, 12:00:29 PM »
Personally I would say no and move on, that is unless you have a need for twisty 1X6's.  :-X
@Magicman , What about Black Gum?  I have some on my property but never milled it. Is it worth milling, firewood, or ??  thanks in advance. 

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« Reply #1301 on: September 13, 2021, 07:36:09 PM »
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Never knew Box Elder looked like this. Thanks to you guys telling me what it was. I got 22 nice pieces out of two logs. Now I want more. I don't even want to sell it.

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« Reply #1302 on: September 13, 2021, 07:42:20 PM »
Its box elder, not elm.  It is one of the soft maples.
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« Reply #1303 on: September 13, 2021, 07:56:31 PM »
Its box elder, not elm.  It is one of the soft maples.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1304 on: September 13, 2021, 09:47:35 PM »
What about Black Gum?
Black Gum is still spiral grain.  The old woodworkers used it and Tupelo Gum for dough bowls, etc.

I have sawn Black Gum into lumber but I have no idea how it turned out.  Same as with Hickory, Elm, Sweetgum, Sycamore, etc.  I can only advise the customer and if they are determined, I saw it.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1305 on: September 14, 2021, 08:05:32 AM »
The spiral grain causes it to cup, warp, and twist badly if flatsawn.  It is more stable if quartersawn, but that takes a big log. 
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« Reply #1306 on: September 14, 2021, 09:30:39 AM »
Alright, I'm doing it; my first "Whatcha Sawin' 2021" post that isn't chain saw milled! 8)

 

 



 

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« Reply #1307 on: September 15, 2021, 09:14:04 PM »
Now that would bring a smile even to ole Scrooge's face.  8)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1308 on: September 15, 2021, 10:35:21 PM »
   I'll take your word for that. :D :D

   Nice wood!
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« Reply #1309 on: September 16, 2021, 12:53:31 AM »
That is nice ERC.  I sure am drooling right now.
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« Reply #1310 on: September 18, 2021, 02:38:48 PM »
A buddy brought some cedar logs to mill a few days ago.  He wanted to make 4" thick slabs to make a bridge over a ditch on his property.  He had some very nice logs as opposed to most of the ones I get that are always rotten on the inside if they are larger than 12" diameter.  He was very happy with what we got.  It seemed like he left with more wood than he came with.

 

 

 
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« Reply #1311 on: September 18, 2021, 06:57:22 PM »
That's about what I need to finish off my cut list for the pergola FFOTS. LOL

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« Reply #1312 on: September 19, 2021, 08:50:30 AM »
Tackled a large ash yesterday.

 

 

   

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1313 on: September 25, 2021, 09:46:18 PM »
Real sawmills don't saw no stinkin cookies!  >:( :-[ :-[ :-X






Well I suppose their can be exceptions.  I saw a lot for a resin artist with a big cnc router and engraver.  She showed up with a couple of old white oak logs.  The first went into live edge charcuterie stock but she wanted cookies out of the second.  These were all around 25" diameter.  Got another pallet of bigger cookies that I had to cut with the chainsaw.  It will be interesting to see what she makes.  Hope she doesn't want anymore cookies!!!!
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« Reply #1314 on: September 25, 2021, 10:27:45 PM »
Milling the last of my BIG walnut logs.  20' long, 32" at the base.  Two big branches that came out pointing up.  It's pretty much clear on the other 3 faces.  So this will be good for a 10x10 post, but not a beam.  Actually I make make this a gunstock post as there is plenty of meat at the base, to match one I made a couple years ago.  I'll also get a number of 4" thick brace stock pieces from the sidewood.


 

 

As I made these cuts the wind died down to zero so I started burning my beam planer chips.  Took 4 hours to burn it all from the totally full 4x4x8 collection box.  Pic doesn't do justice to the scene with the moon rising behind.


 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1315 on: September 25, 2021, 10:35:47 PM »
Rafters and loft planking for a small barn.



 
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« Reply #1316 on: September 26, 2021, 06:31:19 PM »
 

 I wanted to run a test log to check out some blades so I cut this 8' log off a 34' stock poplar log and just sawed it into 2X4s for stock.


All went well and with 30 more minutes on the engine I had 14 pretty 2X4s and 3 - 1X14s (83 bf). I am now loaded up for a 2 log job 35 miles away tomorrow then a pretty good day's work about 15 miles away. After than I have a 1-2 day job about 60 miles away and several days work on another at 2 sites but no helper. Hopefully within 3 weeks I'll be dug out.
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« Reply #1317 on: September 26, 2021, 07:44:06 PM »
I went and loaded up some walnut logs that I'm buying from a buddy.  He rented a big off road lift so he could cut down a few trees in his mom's yard.  He offered them for free, but i gave him some money to help offset the cost of the lift.  I couldn't load up the biggest today.  It was 32" at the butt end and about 28" at the other end of the 14' log.  Log weight calculator says it weighs 3500 lbs.  I will have to cut it in half to be able to load it.
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« Reply #1318 on: September 27, 2021, 02:09:58 PM »
My morning didn't yield much but it was mostly getting ready for Thursday.


 
The first order of business was to buck a 10' log from this 22" butt Hurricane Ida felled Water Oak.


 
The Stihl MS362 e/w a 24" bar did it's job so the customer


 
Skidded it a short distance to the sawmill.


 
It squared up fairly nicely and


 
Yielded 158bf of fairly nice lumber e/w some spalt on the butt end.  I billed 2 hours ($150) for the bucking and sawing.



This is a portion of the ~2Mbf of logs that we will begin sawing Thursday into framing lumber.


 
They had been skidded over a mile and produced a flatten drag spot over 12" wide.  Looks like 'Lemons' to me so I will make 'Lemonade'.
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« Reply #1319 on: September 27, 2021, 08:14:13 PM »
 

I drove 35 miles to saw these 2 White Oak logs. An 8' flattened 2 sides and an 11' on the end. The customer evidently did not understand they needed to be lined up side to side vs end to end. ::) Oh well, it was a minimum rate job anyway. I sawed several of the chainsawed slabs and got some short 8/4 and 5/4 boards for the customer. Then I sawed some crotch cookies and even squared up a firewood chunk for a stool. I even sawed a couple of firewood pieces into 6/4 square stock for future bench legs. I think the customer will bring them over and I'll make him a couple of LE benches. Sort of like playing with the mill but getting paid to do it. All that playing at home paid off with this kind of job. Also the MagicHook got a good workout rolling that big flat log. Then I spun the tongue of the mill a little and dragged the 11' log down till we could load and saw it. Lots of 12" wide 4/4 boards. 2.5 hours on the mill. 1.9 engine hours about 5 hours on site and a very happy customer.


Boards up to 16" wide, cookies, cut-off, etc in his truck to be taken a few hundred feet for stacking.

Mostly 12" wide 4/4 WO boards from the 11' log.

  I like sawing jobs like this. I hit one nail and it was parallel to the log. 1/8" higher or lower and I'd have missed it. The customer had no complaints paying for the blade. How lucky can you get! It is fun when you have a good customer who appreciates the work and results.  

  While I'm loaded up I have another long days work scheduled for the morning.
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