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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1020 on: June 30, 2021, 04:00:05 PM »
As I suspected after sawing 4 logs this morning, the remainder of this customer's logs were rotten.  He will be falling and skidding this weekend and I plan to return Tuesday.


 
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Yup, setscrew backed out and the square key fell out.  Luke found it will the stick/magnet and all is well.

Next we stopped by a repeat customer that called last week saying that he has more logs to be sawn.


 
Did he say more logs??  :o  That bottom center log is over 4'.  Yikes!!


 
Did he say more logs??  :o 


 
These were hiding to the left of the above picture.  Yikes!!  Now to be truthful, that center whack is pulp and not for sawing.  This will be a 40-50 log job to be sawn into framing lumber.  Looks like probably 15Mbf.  ::)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1021 on: June 30, 2021, 04:17:42 PM »
Big White Oak, first log I hav

 

 e not been able to lift. So we gave it a little help. 

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1022 on: June 30, 2021, 04:49:32 PM »
Luke and I did "uncover" a bit of fast excitement today.

A Water Snake between the logs.  :o   It goes from left to right between "there it comes" and "there it goes".  ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1023 on: June 30, 2021, 04:56:11 PM »
How big do those water snakes get there? 
Sounds like you got the help of your grandson for the summer again, thats awesome, time well spent. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1024 on: June 30, 2021, 04:59:49 PM »
They will easily get 3'+ but this one probably was not much over 18".  It was far from water but there were rats under the logs.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1025 on: June 30, 2021, 07:49:05 PM »
I cut some maple cookies the other day. I was excited for about 10 seconds and then highly disappointed. When fresh cut they we very pretty, but within seconds they started to turn slightly green and then within 4 minutes they were almost black in areas. I sanded one a little yesterday just to try to figure out what was going on. My thought was that some mineral in the ground had been being sucked up by the tree and then once cut it was exposed to air and quickly began to oxidize. Any thoughts on what caused this? And anything I can do or should I just let them dry as is? Would anchorseal cause any damage to them ya think? I normally anchorseal my cookies.

Below is a picture within seconds of cutting.





This picture is after several minutes of being exposed to the air.
 



This picture was taken the day I cut the cookies, about an hour after I finished. (I got 12 of these total).
 



This is pre-sanding a day or two after cutting.
 



And this is after sanding.
 



Some dark blue staining, almost like metal stains, but no evidence of metal anywhere in this tree. So again, maybe "mineral metal" in the soil?
 

 

More of the staining, these seem to be where the majority of the big green/black stains originated.




 

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1026 on: July 01, 2021, 05:54:06 PM »
Wow! A couple more jobs like this and I can go ahead and retire too. A guy drove about 90 miles each way to bring two 42" cherry logs. Half an hour on the mill, 6" X1" wide boards with  the side flitches edged from 6-12 inches wide. I forgot to take pictures of the logs, just the finished lumber. About 70 bf or so I estimate.


 As far as I know this was my first Irish customer. Real nice guy and he seemed to really enjoy watching and photographing the process. I showed him around and he bought a bench and 3 birdhouses so turned out to be more profitable than I expected. We talked a bit and I showed him a snatch block and showed him how to use one with a cable or rope to move logs in the woods with an ATV or to load them on his trailer. He talked like his next stop would be at a Rural King to buy one. I am sure he will be back.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1027 on: July 02, 2021, 07:03:47 AM »
Burdman , Those cookies will be beautiful and unique when finished . The greenish staining is from Ambrosia beetles , the blue stain looks like metal is somewhere in the log . Did you run a metal detector over it?
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« Reply #1028 on: July 02, 2021, 02:55:39 PM »
@Poquo I dont have a metal detector. I cut 12 cookies from this stump though and didnt hit any metal at all, so maybe I just got lucky? How should I dry these? Do you think its ok to rough sand them then just anchorseal and sticker them?

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« Reply #1029 on: July 02, 2021, 07:30:46 PM »
Several years ago I talked to the owner of a tree/landscape company near my firehouse.  I happened to be by his lot and mentioned to him that I'm always looking for logs to saw.  He said he would let me know when he had something I might want.  Of course I never heard from him til a few days ago.  One of my trucks was over on his street for a call and he flagged them down and asked about the guy that wanted logs.  I got the message and went over to see him.  He had 2 walnut logs for me.  Looks like they've been there a while.  I guess he saved them for me and then never was able to get ahold of me.  One log looks really nice.  The other is smaller and more limby, but I will take any walnut for free.  Plus they will load on my trailer with a skid steer.  


 
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« Reply #1030 on: July 02, 2021, 10:18:39 PM »
Been sawing cedar for the past week and caught my help laying down on the job.....again!  I pay way above minimum bones.  You would think he would at least act busy. :)

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1031 on: July 02, 2021, 10:24:05 PM »
Magicman - was that a Moccasin or just a plain old "water snake"? 
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« Reply #1032 on: July 03, 2021, 06:49:37 AM »
Been sawing cedar for the past week and caught my help laying down on the job.....again!  I pay way above minimum bones.  You would think he would at least act busy. :)

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1033 on: July 03, 2021, 07:42:40 AM »
Larry - have you seen how much money these "Influences" make for just having their photo taken with a product?  He might be onto something for you.   :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1034 on: July 03, 2021, 09:39:47 AM »
Magicman - was that a Moccasin or just a plain old "water snake"?
Just a water snake that didnt want to leave the logs.  We also flushed out a few mice which was probably why it was there.
The customer is falling trees and skidding logs today and we will start back Tuesday.  He called me earlier to verify the log lengths.
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« Reply #1035 on: July 03, 2021, 10:12:53 AM »
More spalted maple.
Its selling as fast as its sawn.
I have a bunch more logs.

 
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« Reply #1036 on: July 03, 2021, 03:06:49 PM »
I turned around from the blade sharpener the other night and nearly bumped into a rat snake aka chicken snake crawling on one of my sawhorses. I let it be. The lights attract insects, which attract frogs from the pond just outside the barn. Copperheads, Cottonmouths and ratsnakes are everywhere here. And frogs. Lots of frogs. 

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1037 on: July 03, 2021, 04:27:12 PM »
Now thats wavy lumber for sure!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1038 on: July 03, 2021, 05:23:51 PM »
How long is he? Looks like 5' maybe? Very pretty but still kinda creeps me out.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1039 on: July 03, 2021, 05:53:47 PM »
He is all wrinkled up because you aggravated him.  They also put off a foul odor when hassled. 
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