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Author Topic: Someone to mill wide slabs  (Read 939 times)

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Offline CKWoodCutter

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Someone to mill wide slabs
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:16:36 PM »
Looking for someone to mill 2 large oak logs into slabs. One is about 40 inch diameter by 13' long and the other is about 54" by 16' long. If anyone is interested or know someone that might be let me know. I'm located in East-Central Kansas. I have the ability to move the slabs but not the logs other than maybe roll them. Easy access right to them in a vehicle.
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Re: Someone to mill wide slabs
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 07:19:24 PM »
I would also be interested in purchasing a good used slabber if someone had the right deal.

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Re: Someone to mill wide slabs
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 12:08:50 AM »
Not sure how to find someone like that.  I'd probably start on craigslist.  Then find local sawyers to ask who does slabbing.  One of them is bound to know someone if they don't slab themselves.  Along with my mill I have a chainsaw mill to slab up to 56".  My buddy Nick can mill up to 6.5ft.  Basically either you slab with a chainsaw mill or a Lucas slabbing mill.
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Re: Someone to mill wide slabs
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 07:45:16 AM »
I could do the little one, but my mill maxes at 52".  I could do the big one, but you will loose the live edge (unless that width is just a small section of flare that could be finished freehand).

Otherwise, there is a guy out of Fayetteville, AR with a Peterson that may be big enough.  Good chance you can find someone closer, but that's all I know of anywhere close to you.
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Re: Someone to mill wide slabs
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 08:12:29 AM »
Thanks to both of you! Like you said maybe someone is closer that could do it. Otherwise I'll probably just end up buying a Lucas dedicated slabber.

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Re: Someone to mill wide slabs
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 04:53:48 PM »
Hello. My name is Jesse Kemp and I operate White River Sawmill in Springfield, Mo. I have a Peterson DWS that will cut 74". My number is (417)766-7108. Let me know if you are still interested in milling those oak logs. Thanks

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Re: Someone to mill wide slabs
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2017, 05:36:39 PM »
 I hope you get the job Jesse. And if you do, I think a donation to the Forestry Forum by one of you is in order for drumming up some business.
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