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Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:19:34 PM »
Anybody here had any experience sawing pecan trees 14" in diameter and smaller and knowing how stable wood would be. And would anyone know of someone who might would buy the lumber. I am talking about several 100 trees. A lot of lumber.
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 03:48:40 PM »
Our number one sales is Pecan. Handle it like any other hard wood. Makes great flooring and furniture. I have a friend who specializes in Pecan cabinets. Your filches will make great firewood and BBQ wood
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
If you are sawing with a band saw, you must pay particular attention to your band sharpness.  Pecan is just as tough as hickory, and if not stacked and stickered properly, will tend to twist and warp.  It turns out best when it is dried in a kiln by someone who understands pecan.  As noted above, it makes very attractive flooring and cabinet material.  Regards, Clark

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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 10:03:16 PM »
That small will probably give you some heartburn with boards peeling off of the cant like a banana peel.  Avoid sawing logs with knots.  ~20"+ logs typically handle very well. 

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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 10:20:59 PM »
Down here, I see what MM says.  In small pecan logs, lots of stress, hard to get flat boards.  Bow is very bad from small logs in my experience.
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 11:12:33 PM »
Thanks for the replies and info guys
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 01:12:49 AM »
Another pecan question, does old pecan trees from managed pecan orchards make nice lumber? The reason I ask, is it is standard practice in Arizona to spray the orchards and kill the trees a couple of years before they bring the dozers in to clear them off.
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 03:59:46 AM »
Only thing I see about sawing dead pecan logs is that it is going to be tough of blades. :D My neighbor had just felled a very nice one and asked if I wanted it. Told him, no thanks. :D

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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2018, 07:06:42 AM »
Old orchard logs can have beautiful heartwood figure.  You can see the heartwood on the end of these old orchard pecan logs. 





They can be big, too, like the hired help  :D.












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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2018, 08:19:08 AM »
Old and big and remember that limbs ain't logs.
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 12:34:24 PM »
Old and big and remember that limbs ain't logs.

Try telling some customers.  :D
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 07:05:40 PM »
Ain't no wonder why I'm tired. Look at what Danny makes me do.
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 08:20:19 PM »
Those weren't limbs  :D
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Re: Sawing 14" and smaller pecan trees
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 08:27:19 PM »
Interesting thread, I know where to buy an orchard of pecan at 18 inches , but I turned it down. May be I should reconsider ??
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