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Christmas present
« on: December 25, 2015, 11:49:55 AM »
I recently spotted an old butternut tree lying on the ground in the back section of our woods while on a walk with my wife, so yesterday I took advantage of our record breaking temps. (upper 60's) to retrieve 5 logs that are still solid. Butternut stays solid for quite a few years when down, even totally covered with moss as these were. It will be wormy, but that actually adds to the value recently with it being in high demand. I have recovered some beautiful wood in the past from logs such as these, so today I will try and sneak out to the mill to see what "Presents" I can find within! I'll post some photos later.
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2015, 12:02:15 PM »
 nice find,, be sure to show us the inside of these!
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2015, 12:12:40 PM »
Oh ya i'd love to see what's in there!
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2015, 01:03:59 PM »
Cannot think of better gift

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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2015, 01:16:49 PM »
Open them up so we can all share.   ;D
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2015, 03:47:19 PM »
Unwrap them.

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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2015, 05:17:40 PM »
Well here's the inside of the first log. I only had time for one, but it was solid inside except for a couple spots near one end. I'm sawing to full 5/4, after drying I will resaw to get bookmatched material for cabinet doors. I usually make them 3/8-1/2" final finished thickness in Shaker style doors. 

  

  

 

I will try to get to more of the logs tomorrow.
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2015, 06:38:27 PM »
How do you resaw 5/4 ?
How do you dog it down on the mill ?
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2015, 08:22:31 PM »
If I want to resaw anything wider than 10" i do it on the mill using a "sled", just a wide plank 1 1/2" thick that I clamp the 5/4 to. Most of the time though I'll be sawing narrower stock that goes on my upright bandsaw with a Woodslicer brand resaw blade on. It only takes about 1/16" kerf.
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2015, 04:44:20 PM »
Well, here's log 2, a bit mossy but still solid inside.


 
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2016, 07:27:17 PM »
Well, I finally got back to milling some more of these old butternut logs. I'd estimate they have been laying on the forest floor for 10-12 yrs, with a good crop of moss on them, but still some nice solid wood inside. Worm holes and discoloration in spots, just the way my customers like it!!!

  

  

 
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Re: Christmas present
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2016, 08:12:10 PM »
Beautiful!!
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