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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak?
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2013, 12:17:49 AM »
I would definitely quartersaw those logs.

Keep in mind that QS shrinks more in thickness than FS; I would recommend that you mill any boards wider than 8" at 1-7/16" green; they will shrink down to 5/4 after drying.

Wide boards often move a bit more during drying than narrow boards, and the extra thickness will help ensure that you can always make a 3/4" thick finished board, if not a 7/8" or 1".

Boards less than 8" wide can be milled at 1-1/8" or 1-3/16" in order to produce a 1" dry board.
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak?
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2013, 10:30:39 AM »
Hello, Too bad to lose such a nice tree, but that is life! If you
 have plenty of water and a hose that will reach that far I
would start by washing a little at a time the dirt off the stump and root ball to fill up the hole before cutting up the main trunk! You will be amazed how the root ball will look minus the dirt. Also the stump can then be cut up one root at a time. God Bless and work safe!
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak?
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2013, 08:46:15 PM »
I left log 17' 6" to get it cut & loaded safely. Once we got it back to shop it was more than the fork lift wanted to handle.  Cut crotch at 6' 6" which left butt cut 11'.  I've decided to quarter saw the 11' butt and slab the crotch.

 

 

 
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak?
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2013, 08:51:42 PM »
 Nicde job, I see it sat back in its hole.  :)
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak?
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2013, 09:02:09 PM »
I am glad to see that you handled it safely.   smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2013, 11:51:24 PM »
here is a clip

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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak? video clip added
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2013, 11:59:33 PM »
THAT is a great video clip. Make a believer out of anyone thinking about cutting loose a tree tipped over with a root ball standing up.
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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2013, 04:31:47 AM »
Even with a good plan, that worked perfectly, everyone still jumped when it came loose  :D
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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2013, 06:23:28 AM »
That looks like a nice piece of wood.
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak? video clip added
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2013, 07:42:36 AM »
Nice job!
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak? video clip added
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2013, 07:46:31 AM »
Thanks for adding that video clip.  It will be good for "show and tell".   :o
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2013, 08:27:01 AM »
That was amazing :)

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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak?
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2013, 08:43:24 AM »
I have seen many stand back up with a butt log still attached.  The log then had to be felled.   :-\

That is a dangerous situation.

I watched a small pine stand up after just a few pieces from the top were cut.   It went up slow, so everyone was able to get out of the way.   I have also seen tree companies back the dump trunk up against the root ball to prevent a stand-up situation.   In this case, you may need to lay rails and back a locomotive up to it. (-:

 
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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2013, 08:58:45 AM »
Happy for you, love it when a plan comes together, looks like it's free of metal, no bluing in the butt cut,  heck of a log,  david
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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2013, 09:03:08 AM »
Magicman reminded me of 2 white pine that grew next to the road by the pond. They kinda grew out of one stump. There was only one root ball.They fell across the road and they cut the tops off and now there are two logs about 20-30 feet tall sticking up in the air.
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak? video clip added
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2013, 08:20:46 PM »
Now that is one fine butt log.  I am  scheming on how to get it  trying to figure out how to get one like that  :D.
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Re: What should I cut from this monster white oak? video clip added
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2013, 08:25:12 PM »
Danny if you figure out how to get it I'll cut it. ;) :D
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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2013, 09:50:16 PM »
Oh my god, I wouldn't have touched that log  :D

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« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2013, 10:34:48 PM »
We had 150 plus blow downs from an 09' nader, a good friend has a big john deer skidder, he would grab the trunk, a few close to that size, and the balls would lay real nice back in the hole, a few hairs would raise, but all said and done all went well, including the sweat!  david
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« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2013, 10:55:00 PM »
It was crazy on so many levels, but I'm glad it turned out well.  I'm curious what is the length of the bar on your chainsaw.  That will tell us the diameter of the tree, as it seems you just barely missed some fibers in the center. 
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