The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??  (Read 105038 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline RAYAR

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 376
  • Age: 67
  • Location: New Brunswick (SE), Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Retired May 2/19 more time to play with my mill
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #600 on: April 22, 2021, 01:57:29 PM »
Hey, if you want a long haul job, come on down here to Alabama and I'll get you to saw some of my logs.  I can pay you with a fishing trip or food.   :D :D  I don't have any money, I spent it all on the sawmill. :D :D

I figured you would've said you spent it all on fishing gear. :D :D
mobile manual mill (local build) (mods & additions on-going)
Shop built auto band sharpener
Husqvarna 50, 61, 254XP (and others)
96 Polaris Sportsman 500
2006 Ranger 4X2 w/cap, manual trans

Offline Bindian

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 652
  • Age: 63
  • Location: Willis, Texas
  • Gender: Female
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #601 on: April 22, 2021, 02:35:07 PM »
Brandi,

   If he comes in with an Aggie hat Robert probably wouldn't even sell him the sawdust. I probably would not either. :D
Well then............Gig'em. ;D
hugs,   Brandi
Mahindra 6520 4WD with loader/backhoe and a Caterpiller E70 Excavator.  My mill is a Woodmizer LT40HD Wide Diesel. An old Lull 644D-34 called Bull

My Hero is Johnny Jett

Offline cutterboy

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1222
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Barre, Ma.
  • Gender: Male
  • Sometimes trees fall where they want to.
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #602 on: April 22, 2021, 07:23:51 PM »
I sawed my first logs for this year yesterday. I'm late getting started this year because I got an order for green firewood this spring and just finished it. I'm a bit confused about the logs I'm sawing.....let me explain.
A neighbor had a tree taken down beside his driveway and offered me any of the wood I wanted for free. A nice looking aspen I thought. I cut the tree into logs and transported them to my log deck. When I opened the log the wood did not look like aspen. It looked more like yellow poplar. But yellow poplar doesn't grow up here. At least that's what I thought. I've never sawed yellow poplar before so I'm not sure but I've seen a lot of pictures of it here on the Forestry Forum. Take a look at these pictures and tell me what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The pictures don't show it but the heartwood has some green in it. Do you think it's yellow poplar?

Happy sawing.....Cutter

Offline KenMac

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 465
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Near Pell City, Alabama
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm not as new as I was. but often feel very old!
    • Share Post
    • ItGrowsOnTreesWoodworks.com
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #603 on: April 22, 2021, 07:37:11 PM »
I sawed my first logs for this year yesterday. I'm late getting started this year because I got an order for green firewood this spring and just finished it. I'm a bit confused about the logs I'm sawing.....let me explain.
A neighbor had a tree taken down beside his driveway and offered me any of the wood I wanted for free. A nice looking aspen I thought. I cut the tree into logs and transported them to my log deck. When I opened the log the wood did not look like aspen. It looked more like yellow poplar. But yellow poplar doesn't grow up here. At least that's what I thought. I've never sawed yellow poplar before so I'm not sure but I've seen a lot of pictures of it here on the Forestry Forum. Take a look at these pictures and tell me what you think.
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
The pictures don't show it but the heartwood has some green in it. Do you think it's yellow poplar?

Happy sawing.....Cutter
Looks like what I know as Tulip Poplar.
Cook's AC3667t, Cat Claw sharpener, Dual tooth setter, and Band Roller, Kubota B26 TLB

Online WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11610
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #604 on: April 22, 2021, 08:54:01 PM »
  If that ain't tulip poplar it's his twin brother. I'm waiting on the experts to respond to this one.
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2009 4wd Dodge PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Sthil 440 & 441, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

Offline terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5877
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #605 on: April 22, 2021, 09:18:55 PM »
Yep yp :)
DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT Woodmizer Million Board Foot Club member. 2019 LT70 Super Wide 55 Yanmar,  LogRite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.  2001 F350 7.3L PSD 6 spd manual ZF 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed

Offline doc henderson

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8190
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Hutchinson, Ks
  • Gender: Male
  • Evil Prevails when Good Men Standby and Do Nothing
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #606 on: April 22, 2021, 09:33:22 PM »
 

 

had this third of an oak so before dark I decided to get some quarter sawing in.  the sparks were beautiful.  see the did something dumb thread.  :)
timberking B 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor 12 volt tarp motor

Online Southside

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 10299
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Wilsons (Dinwiddie County), VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Have a plan to saw every log you meet.
    • Share Post
    • White Oak Meadows
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #607 on: April 22, 2021, 10:19:37 PM »
Yup - that's Yellow Poplar, the green will dull to brown in the heart wood. 
Franklin buncher and skidder
JD Processor
Woodmizer LT Super 70 and LT35 sawmill, KD250 kiln, BMS 250 sharpener and setter
Riehl Edger
Woodmaster 725 and 4000 planner and moulder
Enough cows to ensure there is no spare time.
White Oak Meadows

Offline cutterboy

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1222
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Barre, Ma.
  • Gender: Male
  • Sometimes trees fall where they want to.
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #608 on: April 23, 2021, 06:55:14 AM »
Yup - that's Yellow Poplar, the green will dull to brown in the heart wood.
Thanks guys for confirming my suspicions. I am surprised to find yellow poplar growing here in north central Massachusetts. I'll have to keep my eyes open and check to see if some of my aspen trees are really yellow poplar.

Offline Ed_K

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3610
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Leyden,Ma.
  • Gender: Male
  • Leave it better than you found it. Ed_K
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #609 on: April 23, 2021, 07:28:35 AM »
 If the sawdust smelled like aftershave it's tulip poplar. I have done TSI work down around Northampton and Westhampton and cut a few and they all smelled like aftershave.
Ed K

Offline RonG

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 4
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Paulding, OHio
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #610 on: April 23, 2021, 09:41:24 AM »
My guess on the logs would have been cottonwood.  

Offline alan gage

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1186
  • Age: 43
  • Location: NW Iowa
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #611 on: April 23, 2021, 09:43:14 AM »
My guess on the logs would have been cottonwood.  
That was my thought as well.

No yellow poplar here so I can't compare the two but the exterior bark, rusty colored inner bark, and the wood itself all look like the Eastern Cottonwood I've milled.

Alan
Timberking B-16, a few chainsaws from small to large, and a Bobcat 873 Skidloader.

Online Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11528
  • Age: 2017
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • Share Post
    • My homepage
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #612 on: April 23, 2021, 01:07:40 PM »
Did you look around for a horse relieving himself after you cut into the log? If so, it's not tulip. The end of the logs look like tulip, but the bark doesn't to me. Very easy to confuse tulip and ash in log form.
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"LogRite!

Online WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11610
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #613 on: April 23, 2021, 01:30:42 PM »
Dave,

   If you are correct on what Tulip poplar smells like I think Ed_K needs to change his aftershave. :D
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2009 4wd Dodge PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Sthil 440 & 441, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 32203
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #614 on: April 23, 2021, 01:37:10 PM »
Well, at least one yellow poplar grew in your area.  They may now be extinct there, but there was at least one up to a few days ago  :).  
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5-111, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline alan gage

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1186
  • Age: 43
  • Location: NW Iowa
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #615 on: April 23, 2021, 03:46:55 PM »
Very easy to confuse tulip and ash in log form.
 

I just looked up some pictures of tulip bark and you're correct that it does look at awful like like ash. Makes me think even more the posters logs are cottonwood. The bark fissures look more straight and coarse than the interlaced diamonds of ash and, so it would seem, tulip poplar.

Alan
Timberking B-16, a few chainsaws from small to large, and a Bobcat 873 Skidloader.

Online Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11528
  • Age: 2017
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • Share Post
    • My homepage
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #616 on: April 23, 2021, 08:31:25 PM »
Dave,

   If you are correct on what Tulip poplar smells like I think Ed_K needs to change his aftershave. :D
I said if it smelled bad, it wasnt tulip. :)
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"LogRite!

Online Brad_bb

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4636
  • Age: 50
  • Location: Joliet, IL and Indy
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #617 on: April 23, 2021, 09:10:02 PM »
I'm tired of milling Osage.  The dust is so fine and I get covered along with the rest of the shop.  Everything in the shop is yellow.  I also go through a lot of bands, 1-1.5 per log.  I have 17 logs of the original 79 left.  I've got about 5 big ones and the rest are smaller 10"-13" dia brace logs that will go faster.  Here are some 5.5" square posts, and the pic with the burn barrel burning bark and sawdust there is a 13' 8x10, and a 13' 5.75x10 live edge beam.  


 

 

Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
If I say it\\\\\\\'s going to take so long, multiply that by at least 3!

Offline WDH

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 32203
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Perry, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • April 1998 - August 2008
    • Share Post
    • hamsleyhardwood.com
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #618 on: April 23, 2021, 10:14:25 PM »
The pics posted are yellow poplar.  Yellow poplar is diffuse porous.  Ash is ring porous.  The yellow poplar wood in the pics is diffuse porous.  Yellow poplar has alternate branching.  Ash has opposite branching.  Not similar in the least.  Yellow poplar has a simple leaf.  Ash has a compound leaf.  Not similar in the least.  The two trees are do not look alike at all to me. 
Woodmizer LT40HDD35, John Deere 2155, Kubota M5-111, Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln, and a passion for all things with leafs, twigs, and bark.  hamsleyhardwood.com

Offline Arcticmiller

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 32
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #619 on: April 24, 2021, 01:18:34 AM »
Milling up a mess of white spruce today...the back is getting a workout doing 2x12s and 2x6s for an upcoming project. Muscling around logs 26 at the butt end, wouldnt want to be without my big cant hook! My back will be feeling it in the morning. I think I need a forklift.

Ordered up the parts for an atv log arch to help the shuttling go smoother once the snow melts...the joys of an all manual mill!

Finishing it up with a home-brew helps with the recovery process.








Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

question
Whatcha Sawin' ???

Started by Magicman on Sawmills and Milling

12500 Replies
1251355 Views
Last post March 06, 2019, 08:53:50 AM
by Jeff
xx
Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???

Started by terrifictimbersllc on Sawmills and Milling

79 Replies
11202 Views
Last post May 10, 2020, 12:17:34 PM
by farmfromkansas
question
Whatcha Sawin' 2022 ??

Started by Magicman on Sawmills and Milling

116 Replies
4555 Views
Last post January 16, 2022, 02:59:52 PM
by firefighter ontheside
question
Whatcha Sawin' 2019 ???

Started by Magicman on Sawmills and Milling

1622 Replies
107827 Views
Last post January 01, 2020, 08:02:10 AM
by Jeff
 


Powered by EzPortal