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saw to the heart chek
« on: January 28, 2002, 02:27:45 PM »
See that crack in the middle of the log?  That is a Heart Check.  Some call it a Heart Shake here.

If you cut boards at a 900 angle to it, then your boards will have a split down the middle.  It's really important when cutting cypress that you don't do that.

One of the things you look for first when you put a log on the mill is the Heart Check.  Try, if you can, to cut the boards horizontal to it and you will get fewer bad boards.

                             
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Re: saw to the heart chek
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2002, 05:05:26 PM »
our local red oak will act just the same.  sometimes a cutter of logs will crack one with a similiar fault.  like you said if i line the flaw up i lose one board.  if i dont whoops there goes the can o peas today.   :D
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Re: saw to the heart chek
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2002, 07:08:37 AM »
I mostly cut red oak and have found the same thing to be true. Thanks Tom.

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Re: saw to the heart chek
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2002, 09:37:55 AM »
Tom is directly responsible for lower production in our mill. Tom and I had this conversation months ago about heart check, so now I find myself looking for it in every log when I never did before. :)
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Re: saw to the heart chek
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2002, 01:57:44 PM »
Jeff, you should send him a case of off brand peas. I bet he is so tight, he could not stand to throw them away and would be forced to eat them. ;D :D

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Re: saw to the heart chek
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2002, 02:25:47 PM »
 :D :D :D ha ha generic peas  :D plain white lable  :D just says PEAS  :D :D :D
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Re: saw to the heart chek
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2002, 10:24:01 AM »
Oh Lordy, Lordy....don't do that!  Sure as heck he'd save that generic, white labeled can of peas for me the next time I offload for him. ::)  That reminds me......the next time I go down there I've got to remember to take my whittled wooden spoon. ???
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