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Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« on: December 28, 2009, 02:53:27 PM »
Just a little jag on the trailer.

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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009, 05:16:00 PM »
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 05:18:31 PM »
Some fine looking lumber.  ;D
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 05:26:39 PM »
What a log  8).

 



40 inches DBH and 10.5 feet long. 

We quartersawed the log and got 80% or more of q-sawn boards with most of the rest rift sawn.  Easily over 80% FAS.  Only two flatsawn boards from the entire log  ;D.

Widest boards were 27.5".  Lots of 12" FAS q-sawn boards.  Not sure of the total yet, but it looks like about 500 BF came from this one log.  Customsawyer's LT70 was up to the task.  He shaved off the slabs to form an octagon shape.

 

 

This log would have made my little LT15 run for cover and say, "Please don't put that big honker on me !"  :D
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 05:32:19 PM »
That is a brute! Looks like a nice day for sawing to.  ;D
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 05:53:12 PM »
Nice size log, way to big for my little norwood also.
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2009, 06:11:19 PM »
Whose Park is dat back behind the Back Hoe? :D
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009, 06:48:42 PM »
Nice looking log...what kind of fleck did she show?

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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009, 07:12:36 PM »
Here is a pic of the fleck that we got.


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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009, 07:18:07 PM »
This was a great day in that I got to spend it in my yard with a great friend, sawing a great log taking the time to produce great lumber. Then my wife called us into the house for a great lunch. Don't get much better than that. 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2009, 07:24:48 PM »
I q-sawed a 29" red oak last weekend...no small chore on a 15...the log was a butt log and poor grade...my best board didn't look as good as that one..

The next log up the tree should yield better..hope so..gotta guy wants q-sawn bad...
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2009, 07:29:55 PM »
Nice...it takes experience to make em look like that.

Great job. 8) 8)
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 07:35:41 PM »
Man that is nice lumber!! makes me drewal  a little , okay a lot....

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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 07:40:33 PM »
Boy! That really is nice lumber. I still think white oak is the best all-around tree in the country. We just don't have much of it remaining in the Southern Appalachians.

A log like that would make some good post & rung chairs, too.

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 07:52:50 PM »
That is very nice, I have ? why did you octgon the log? is this the best way to quarter saw or just to fit on mill? thanks Loren

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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2009, 08:17:19 PM »
southpaw, sawing the log into an octogon is a way to quartersaw a log.

check out this post for more info:  https://forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,27916.0.html
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2009, 08:20:58 PM »
Nice boards!!!

I have some 20" QSWO boards in the kiln right now (50" log); there's nothing like milling the big ones.

Looks like a Cat 420D-IT too...
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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2009, 10:18:54 PM »
The log was too big for the mill, so Jake had to whittle it on the butt end to remove any flare.  By cutting the octagon, he was able to shape the log so that the widest boards were 27 & 3/4" wide.  There was only about 1/4" of clearance on either side to make the center cut!  Now that is precision  ;D.  Also, as Bibbyman pointed out in the "Quartersawing Tutorial" thread, the octagon approach gets the bark off and really cleans up the log and gives the perfect faces to clamp the log to get the blade perpendicular to the growth rings.

 



Once the octagon was formed, he centered the pith and cut an 8/4 by 27 & 3/4" and a 4/4 by 27 & 3/4" from each side of the pith.  We wanted to cut several 8/4 in case someone needs some wide, thick, q-sawn white oak for a large table.  He then took the top cant and bottom cant and sawed the center section of these two cants to yield some 8/4 and 4/4 q-sawn boards that were 11 to 12" wide.  That left two odd shaped cants that we configured to saw perpendicular to the growth rings.

 



This is the Arky-Bibby method illustrated in the "Quartersawing Tutorial" thread that Dan posted the link to.

I have the desire and Customsawyer has all the equipment and know-how, so we were not a bad team  ;D.  That lunch was as awesome as the log, too  8).
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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2009, 10:58:45 PM »
Thanks Dan for the link, after looking at it I remember Bibbymans post and WDH thanks for your response and pics, I'm trying to learn you guys sure help, thanks agian.

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Re: Some Quartersawn white oak WDH and I cut.
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2009, 04:43:54 AM »
Yes that is a 420DIT. It is one of the most universal machines around a small mill. Since I put the thumb on it to help when doing logs like this one.
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