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Compound live edge slabs
« on: July 24, 2021, 08:30:23 AM »
We are doing some logging and had a couple of Western Red Cedar trees blow apart due to heart rot and heavy bark intrusion.   WRC(thuja plicata- AKA Giant Arborvitae) is heavily buttressed at the stump extending 12-20' up the stem.  I'm surprised that mills will pay $2200 Mbf for this stuff but they must make it up somewhere.


 

I scratched my head trying to decide what if anything could get cut out of chunks like this one.  The idea of rolling this piece back and forth trying to get a board here and there was a giant pita
I settled on cutting through and through, top to bottom and would later edge boards out of the pieces.

Different log with the same issues.  I think I could sell these($$$) in Portland or Seattle to make tables.


 


 

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Re: Compound live edge slabs
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 08:47:46 AM »
I have a regular customer who is a logger and saves all the long butts. Anything over 6 gets trucked back to his house and awaits the orders to cut it to. Ive addressed my concerns about getting enough out of them to make it profitable for him and answers with it all pays the same



I have to admit, it gets awful frustrating when 3-4 of these logs his the mill in a row that wont make a board to go with the order.
Your slabs look very nice, I like your idea of selling them in Portland, as long as you dont have to deliver them. That place has took a turn for the worst. 
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Re: Compound live edge slabs
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 09:33:23 AM »
Yeah, I have had the same concerns with my logger, but I think he will do fine, time will tell.  We had a lot of just junk trees so the cedar helps make up for clearing it out.
 
Portland(!)- have you driven through there lately?  !!!  I heard other cities are busing homeless people to Portland.  I-84 is just graffiti'ed.  The homeless trash piles are deep.  I used to have a dim view of the homeless until a saw a panhandler who must have been under 25, female, and an absolute skeleton, like those pictures of Auschwitz.  I thought of my own daughters who are doing great.  It's heart wrenching, I don't know what the answers are. 

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Re: Compound live edge slabs
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 09:21:11 PM »
Yeah, Ive been through there twice this year and it seems to be snowballing 
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Re: Compound live edge slabs
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 10:06:29 PM »
I was in Eugene for a week last August to help my SIL.  It's all over the place there too.  
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Re: Compound live edge slabs
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2021, 10:25:16 PM »
Thats sad, Eugene has always been a neat town. 
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Re: Compound live edge slabs
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2021, 08:41:36 PM »
Uh oh, I think I got bit by the cedar maggots. I had a guy that wanted to sell a cedar that he missed when he was selling a load for poles. The price seemed good at $700/1000. I ended up with 4 16 logs that Ill buck back to 8. Then he said I could have all the tops and long butts I wanted. Anyway, I ended up with about a dozen tops that Ill be able to get 8 out of and 4 long butts that are 4-6 long and have plenty of solid wood for me to use on some interior projects I have coming up in our shop/home. 
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