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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #320 on: February 26, 2021, 04:30:56 PM »
Black Locust was on the deck today. Filling out orders .
Logs coming in before the road bans get put up.
I'm on a state road but most loggers shut down for mud season.
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I'd be interested to see what black locust looks like on the inside!  The bark reminds me of old growth fir or cedar maybe.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #321 on: February 26, 2021, 04:38:38 PM »
Not much sawing during the week.  My full time job keeps getting in the way :) Just a few logs spread over my lunch breaks.

Made up a rain cover, was tired of the constant tarp on/tarp off situation



Moved a few logs from A to B.  Nice to get two logs in one turn !



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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #322 on: February 26, 2021, 04:43:11 PM »
Black Locust was on the deck today. Filling out orders .
Logs coming in before the road bans get put up.
I'm on a state road but most loggers shut down for mud season.
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I'd be interested to see what black locust looks like on the inside!  The bark reminds me of old growth fir or cedar maybe.
I will get some pictures. 
To me it has a white oak grain look.
The color is brownish .
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #323 on: February 27, 2021, 12:50:31 PM »
Sometimes you just have to try to get butter from a duck.  Yesterday evening a several time repeat customer brought by some Paroda (Monkey Ear Tree) logs for me to saw.  The first two logs sawed quick and easy.  Then the wonky, won't roll logs that were probably limbs yesterday were sawn.  John is being a good Daddy and baseball coach today so this was a solo effort.

Anyway, this is what I ended up with.  The customer is supposed to be bringing some pecan logs later (oh, boy!).


 

 

This is the one he wanted a mantle out of (butter from a duck).

 

 

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #324 on: February 27, 2021, 01:54:56 PM »
Not much sawing during the week.  My full time job keeps getting in the way :) Just a few logs spread over my lunch breaks.

Made up a rain cover, was tired of the constant tarp on/tarp off situation
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Moved a few logs from A to B.  Nice to get two logs in one turn !
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Nice set up there. Not to change topics really but what vintage is your Long 5n1. I have a Long 3pt hitch backhoe from way back in the day.
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« Reply #325 on: February 27, 2021, 04:23:43 PM »
I milled a cherry sort of like that yesterday.  It had 2 turns in it.  Not much useful came out of it, but someone will pay for some 2" live edge slabs that I got out of it.  Then I had a very straight, not huge red oak, but something about the tight growth rings made me try to get some quarter sawn out of it.  Not many true quarter sawn boards, but the ones I got were very cool.  Finally I had a nice size silver maple that was a little past its prime, but I got a lot of 5/4 1x12's that may turn out nice if they dry straight.
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« Reply #326 on: February 27, 2021, 11:07:15 PM »
Picked up an interesting log today that I'm going to turn into live edge slabs....if I even get one slab that doesnt twist itself to death I'll be pretty please. I believe it is two Osage Orange trees that have grown/twisted together. They've been laying for a rather long time as can be seen by the top and bottom. I'm going to cut into 3 inch thick live edge slabs and hope for the best...even if they come apart where they've grown together (which I fully expect to happen), I may be able to eventually incorporate both parts into an epoxy table or something.

Log is just over 9 feet long. Base is about 38 inches tall and 40 inches wide, while the top is about 52 inches wide at the widest. Hopefully I'll be milling in the next couple of weeks (I'll probably livestream it on facebook if anyone gets bored and wants to check in on me, haha). I added some pictures of some slabs from the smaller portion of this tree, just in case folks haven't seen osage orange before (I hadn't before today).



 


 


 


 


 


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« Reply #327 on: February 28, 2021, 01:37:13 AM »
Not much sawing during the week.  My full time job keeps getting in the way :) Just a few logs spread over my lunch breaks.

Made up a rain cover, was tired of the constant tarp on/tarp off situation
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Moved a few logs from A to B.  Nice to get two logs in one turn !
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Nice set up there. Not to change topics really but what vintage is your Long 5n1. I have a Long 3pt hitch backhoe from way back in the day.
Its 70s something, I cant recall exactly now. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #328 on: February 28, 2021, 06:10:38 AM »
Gotta remember to take some pictures of the hacking and stacking part this time.



 

Also the crane getting it onto the mill, because my gear ain't big enough to handle this one.:-\
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« Reply #329 on: February 28, 2021, 07:54:37 AM »
Please do take some pictures of that big boy!  :)

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« Reply #330 on: February 28, 2021, 07:56:22 AM »
 

 Sawing some pine. I normally cut on my buddies property because he has a lot more land than I do. They are clearing some land across the street from me. So I made a deal and got these to the house. These will be for a shop for my buddy. So, still a hobby. I measured And marked the end of each log, the size and board feet. Im going to try to get a better feel for the board feet versus log situation. A couple of these logs have a bow in them, Im not sure how much I have to deduct for that bow. Lots to learn.

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« Reply #331 on: March 01, 2021, 01:39:46 AM »
Some Sunday sawing with my daughter. She wants to build a Barn for some of her animals her and Grandaughter have. She's falling behind on stacking the lumber. I have added the power feed to the mill recently , what a great addition  I only use the mill for personal use so I couldn't justify the cost for a hydraulic mill so manual it is with power feed. We have Fun. 
 

  

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« Reply #332 on: March 01, 2021, 02:24:16 AM »
Some Sunday sawing with my daughter. She wants to build a Barn for some of her animals her and Grandaughter have. She's falling behind on stacking the lumber. I have added the power feed to the mill recently , what a great addition  I only use the mill for personal use so I couldn't justify the cost for a hydraulic mill so manual it is with power feed. We have Fun. <br
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« Reply #333 on: March 01, 2021, 09:38:37 AM »
@burdman_22, I've sawn my share of Osage.  Unfortunately, I think those two logs are going to separate either while moving them or when you cut them. Also you said they've been down a long time.  I've found that Osage that has been laying for years drying out, gets much harder than newly cut Osage.  In fact I'd say that newly cut Osage It not really difficult to cut with 4 bands, and you want a less aggressive band like that, trust me.  I've had some Osage that I cut 16 months ago and it's not going too bad.  They are definitely drier than when cut.  It's taking about one band per log.  I'm not removing bark, but they are not dirty either.  In the past I cut Osage, but also took two logs that were on the ground that had been cut years before and they were a nightmare, like trying to cut through concrete - waves etc.  I won't touch old logs like that anymore.  They will even dull chainsaw chains really fast too.
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« Reply #334 on: March 01, 2021, 10:49:27 AM »
First log on the mill of 2021 and immediately threw a drive belt lol. Red oak down from the hurricanes (water or laurel not sure) destined to be very short 2x4s. I know the ramps aren't properly attached but the log was too short to fit them properly. I've got a long line of logs waiting behind this one.

 

 
 

 

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« Reply #335 on: March 01, 2021, 01:23:05 PM »
Slabbed up some claro walnut in a small backyard recently. This was the biggest walnut I've milled so far about 1500 board feet total with the biggest slabs running about 40" wide and 15' long.





As is customary with walnut the homeowners had filled the tree with high carbon steel and towards the end of the log I had to resort to plunging some sections out entirely with my chainsaw.




It was a long job due to the size of the slabs and the confined working area. I did this job mostly solo over the course of 8 days and rented a mini track loader to offload and stack each slab. Then I rented a telehandler on the last day to load the stacks up onto a tractor trailer.



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« Reply #336 on: March 01, 2021, 04:27:49 PM »
A customer has been coming to me about every 3 weeks for about 3 months to buy some lumber.  She doesn't buy a ton, but usually about $100 worth each time.  She bought all the maple I had a while back(wasn't much) and yesterday some walnut and cherry.  I asked what she's been doing with it and she said she made toys.  She sent these pictures and said she has been very busy making toys and has been very happy with the wood she has gotten from me.  She's making some very nice toys.


 

 
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« Reply #337 on: March 01, 2021, 05:17:27 PM »
What a great thing for your wood to turn into.  Somebody transformed  it into fun. :)

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« Reply #338 on: March 01, 2021, 10:19:20 PM »
@Brad_bb I agree, the slabs will likely come apart, but there's no harm in trying (even if they come apart they'll likely be pretty. M<y biggest concern is metal, as these were in between two houses....we'll see. I'm taking three chainsaw chains with me, hopefully if there isn't any metal three chains will be enough. I'm envisioning only getting 2-3 cuts per chain. I'm also hopeful that the wood will not have hardened all that much even though its been down for a while, since it couldn't have dried much (drying+wood shrinkage is what makes the wood get harder...correct?). I'll post some pictures of whatever happens....even if it is just a destroyed chain, haha

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« Reply #339 on: March 01, 2021, 10:26:48 PM »
I realize now I said "no harm in trying" AND mentioned destroyed chains in the same post... :)


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