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Re: Drying Felled Adult Yellow Pine as whole logs for poles.....?
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2012, 07:10:53 PM »
Frozen up might have something to do with it.  ::)

Where does the sap come from up here in maples in the spring time when the ground is still froze up and 5 feet of snow in the woods? From the sky? ;) Talking March here, still two months before the daffodils. ;)
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Re: Drying Felled Adult Yellow Pine as whole logs for poles.....?
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2012, 07:52:14 PM »
Now how in the world can sap freeze in a tree and not split it apart ? In a log on the ground some times yes . .

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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2012, 08:22:59 PM »
It gells because of the sugars. Sugar is like anti-freeze, to an extent. The water in the centre of the stem freezes, the cells are dead in there. I guess you never was in cold climate on -30 morning to here a snap and bang in trees when moving in the wind.
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Re: Drying Felled Adult Yellow Pine as whole logs for poles.....?
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2012, 09:32:15 PM »
Lumberjack,

That looks a whole lot like hard work to me!  Debarking that much wood requires an objective  ;D.
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Re: Drying Felled Adult Yellow Pine as whole logs for poles.....?
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2012, 10:15:51 PM »
The last time father did that was in the 60's. Cut, peeled pulp, loaded by hand onto rail cars all for a kings ransom of $20 a cord.  :-\
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Re: Drying Felled Adult Yellow Pine as whole logs for poles.....?
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2012, 08:47:59 AM »
Now 50 years later you get $50 for ransom.  :-\  I know it doesn't have to be peeled by hand anymore,or loaded by hand,but just how the price is now compared to than.
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2012, 06:32:47 PM »
Lumberjack,

That looks a whole lot like hard work to me!  Debarking that much wood requires an objective  ;D.

I believe these are cabin poles, i was showing what we peeled them with. A good Ole peeling spud, i have a few hrs behind one. The only time a spud was used was on poles they didn't want to buy during slipping season.
I started peeling pulp in the late 50's, Aspen or Poplar, Jack pine, Balsam, Birch and Norway pulpwood. As soon as it started slip-en we were peel-en, about late April, depended a lot on the weather. It would tighten up about the middle of July, quit slipping.
 The last peeled wood i sold was 1980, all 4 of my kids got a taste of peeling pulpwood.
1968 i got $11. for rough pulpwood loaded on rail, $18 for peeled pulp.

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