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Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« on: December 31, 2021, 09:58:57 PM »
 

 
I started the original Whatcha Sawin' ?? topic with this picture back in 2014.  Wow, how many of our logs have become lumber and sawdust in the past 7 years??

Personally, I have trimmed back on my sawing and have stopped taking "road trip" jobs over ~50 miles except for repeat customers.  Even so, I am booked tighter than I had planned to be.  Several 1-2+ day jobs plus one "whole house" framing lumber job that will be sawn based on the customer's 'oil patch' job.

So the question is:  Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2021, 10:08:38 PM »
   I have a couple of small jobs in backlog and weather and customer help availability permitting I'll try to knock 1-2 out next week if we don't get flooded out this weekend. Happy New Year.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 12:44:17 AM »
New Year's Eve had me trying to saw a huge 7 foot Red Oak with a crotch.  I was gonna cut it into slabs.  But the huge crotch gave me too much of a wave and it was a no go.  It was cut down about a month ago.  I took it off the mill, after getting some firewood for my daughter,  and stacked it back on a whack of oaks to age more.  I will wait until I get into the 1.5 inch wide blades to take another crack at it.

 
The crotch was wider, but I had to bibby it shorter than I wanted to.  Even the back side was bibbied.

 
I am wore out, as I took the ax to all the short "knot" slabs I cut off, to split them.  Then I cut them into short lengths,with my Stihl, of firewood small enough for my Grand daughter to handle.  They moved back here in August and now have a fireplace I get to fuel.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 05:20:23 AM »
I want to get in the group so I can see all the cool lumber and slabs being made.  this is a pic of some lumber I sawed, and made stuff from, and my buddy @Jim Thomas  or sawdust Jimmy picked up the scraps and made something.  these are Christmas yarn bowl for holding your yarn ball and not having it roll on the floor as you knit.  



 

 

 

 

 

can you guess the wood species?  

Hey Brandi, that looks like some of the stuff I try to saw.  Hi-Five!  Doc
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 08:07:16 AM »
Walnut-heart and sapwood. Might be a light colored, "ringer species" in there? ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 10:28:44 AM »
  Hey guys, Happy New Year. 

  Remember to be sure to record your vehicle odometer readings if you are going to need that info for your tax records. My tax guru always asks for my starting and ending miles so they can compute personal vs business mileage. Just in case it applies to you.,
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2022, 10:57:54 AM »
you got it.  the first 3 pics are just walnut trimmings the transitioned to sapwood.  nice alternating pattern.  the 4th and center bowl in the "all three pic", is walnut and tree of heaven.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2022, 12:46:53 PM »
 Hey guys, Happy New Year.

  Remember to be sure to record your vehicle odometer readings if you are going to need that info for your tax records. My tax guru always asks for my starting and ending miles so they can compute personal vs business mileage. Just in case it applies to you.,
Hey Howard....I know you are getting older and slower, but this is 2022.  You are suppose to say, "Hey guys and girls".  But I forgive you because I know things move slower in West Virginia.  HAPPY NEW YEAR HOWARD!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2022, 12:49:27 PM »

Hey Brandi, that looks like some of the stuff I try to saw.  Hi-Five!  Doc
Doc, that was the better of three logs.  The biggest won't fit on my mill at all.  I will take photos of them today.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2022, 01:30:07 PM »
Brandi,

   I think you are out of touch. Don't you know gender specific pronouns and terms and such are no longer allowed? I am just trying to be politically correct and ensure all FF members know I care and love them equally - even the ones who criticize my ATV driving. :D

   Anyway, I was just trying to help and I apologize if anything I said unintentionally offended you - usually when I offend people it is on purpose. :D Take care, Be careful with that big ugly RO crotch log.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2022, 01:58:23 PM »
I am just finishing up processing some tops from harvested logs. Building a small camp building/hunting blind. I got the roof on before weather started to turn. So far I have sawn all the wood from beech out of my woods except some PT for ground contact.

 

 


Here is a picture of my processor. I thought someone might be interested in the log deck. It is made from an old trailer. I added a fold out wing to give it some more width. Totally portable and quick to set up. You might be able to use the concept for a mill without a hyd loader.



 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2022, 02:36:21 PM »
We sawed three white spruce logs yesterday and then it started to snow so we had to quit for the day but we did get some real nice 1x6x8' boards. Today it's right around zero we will wait for a warm up to saw again. Randy

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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2022, 02:58:28 PM »
Brandi,

   I think you are out of touch. Don't you know gender specific pronouns and terms and such are no longer allowed? I am just trying to be politically correct and ensure all FF members know I care and love them equally - even the ones who criticize my ATV driving. :D

   Anyway, I was just trying to help and I apologize if anything I said unintentionally offended you - usually when I offend people it is on purpose. :D Take care, Be careful with that big ugly RO crotch log.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2022, 04:19:55 PM »
Doc, those yarn bowls are awesome, I've never seen anything like that. Do you happen to sell those or know someone who does? My wife and a few of my daughters would love those...

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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2022, 04:41:39 PM »
I never posted in the last thread as all I had was walnut last year, but I am through my ~80 ton of them. I've bought another 50 ton or so of Blackwood (acacia melanoxolyn) and ~40ton of whatever else, I went through a phase of doing nothing but log collecting adventures, my partner and I would jump in the truck with the forklift in tow and scooped up all sorts, some indigenous logs, oak, cypresses, cedars, elm, sheoak, silky oak. Whatever else, the log yard looks like a crapshow but I know where everything is lol.

My partner has started a little project with a CNC table we imported, she is sparks and sawdust NZ on Facebook if anyone is interested, selling kids toys and puzzles etc. Our latest item is a flat pack dump truck I designed in cad, the toy ships as ~10 panels and main body/wheels etc, and some nails/glue/sandpaper/oil, I designed a little assembly manual for it too, so son and father (or whoever else!) assemble the wooden dump truck then off they go. I've got a rimu log there I'm going to saw into stock for her and fire into the kiln as soon as I get it running, hopefully the locally sourced, indigenous timber, locally made hardwood toy theme will be good for it.

Happy NY best of luck to everyone. I won't be setting foot near the sawmill until these days drop below 30!



 

 

 


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2022, 05:23:29 PM »
Still sawing for my planer shed project.
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2022, 09:39:06 PM »
I didn't run the sawmill yesterday or today even though I had two requests for service.  Sometimes I think there should be two of me. :D :D

I did load out two guys today.  One customer snapped a picture.




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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2022, 10:34:36 PM »
Doc, those yarn bowls are awesome, I've never seen anything like that. Do you happen to sell those or know someone who does? My wife and a few of my daughters would love those...
The yarn bowls are available, one place would be Amazon
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« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2022, 11:33:17 PM »
Hey Brandi, that looks like some of the stuff I try to saw.  Hi-Five!  Doc
Doc,
 Here is the upper half of the log I rejected from the mill yesterday.

 
Here is the log right below it.

 


 
Here is the butt long.  About 48x44 inches.

 
Guess they will be hacked up into firewood.
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2022, 12:43:28 AM »
Doc, those yarn bowls are awesome, I've never seen anything like that. Do you happen to sell those or know someone who does? My wife and a few of my daughters would love those...
they are all over the internet, and where my wife got the idea.  My buddy made them on request, and we do things back and forth.  my wife wanted one for her friend that always gets her great gifts, so she tried to go way out this year.  Jimmie does most stuff for fun, and I can see if he is interested.  I do not know the cost, but it is usually tough to get him to take more than just a return favor.  Jimmie just left yesterday to miss the ice and is in New Mexico till march or so.  You might look and see what they go for, and it may be simpler to buy one, but if you want, I can ask.  it might be a few months.
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