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any market for long timbers?
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:40:32 PM »
Is there a market for 30 ft oak timbers cut to whatever specs the buyer wants? Or do the timber frame guys like joining shorter timbers instead?
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Re: any market for long timbers?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 10:10:02 PM »
Long timbers are always preferred, but may not be feasible for one reason or another. Cost and transportation are the big drawbacks. Also, finding suitable logs can be a problem. If I had good access to long pine, I could sell quite a few 30' to 50' plus timbers every year.
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Re: any market for long timbers?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 03:20:49 AM »
Pieces that long for principled rafters are preferred.  Preferable to have a single piece than have to scarf two together.
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
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Re: any market for long timbers?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 02:39:49 PM »
Get a hold of Scott Smith on the forum.  He has cut oak timbers that will make 30 footers seem like child's play!

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Re: any market for long timbers?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 07:45:56 AM »
Get a hold of Scott Smith on the forum.  He has cut oak timbers that will make 30 footers seem like child's play!
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<grin>  Thanks Matt.  Dave (who responded earlier) and Jake area also in the 40'+ club. 

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Re: any market for long timbers?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 11:41:31 AM »
I was talking to someone about milling 55' this spring, but my mill isn't set up on concrete yet, and I didn't have the cash to buy another 24' extension. :D
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Re: any market for long timbers?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2014, 02:53:21 PM »
I was talking to someone about milling 55' this spring, but my mill isn't set up on concrete yet, and I didn't have the cash to buy another 24' extension. :D

Send 'em my way!   :D
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