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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2015, 06:03:29 PM »
Wow you have some snow there ML88. 

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« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2015, 06:18:25 PM »
Here is a few photos of the job we are on right now.
tree length decked on the landing
 

 
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« Reply #82 on: February 26, 2015, 07:50:36 PM »
Took the camera to work today and got some pictures.

 Pile of 10' Popple about 19 cords



 

Clump of red oaks 6 trees total
 

 

All ready to skid.They were from 18" to 26" on the stump
 

  

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« Reply #83 on: February 27, 2015, 04:23:16 PM »
Last load out for awhile... Ground conditions made us call it for today, and forecast doesn't look good so moved equipment to the mill. Some oak, hickory, and sweet gum :)

 

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« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2015, 07:29:07 PM »
Last load out for awhile... Ground conditions made us call it for today, and forecast doesn't look good so moved equipment to the mill. Some oak, hickory, and sweet gum :)

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2 questions, you have several grades on there it looks like. are you working for a mill? how did it work out on the gum for ya?

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« Reply #85 on: February 27, 2015, 07:36:33 PM »
Yeah treeslayer I am contracted to a large mill, I find it easier than doing all my own buying. They put the timber in front of me and I cut, skid, buck to length, and load them. The gum market is decent, was better when every mill around here was making crane mats. I get paid the same money regardless of species or grade and I'm happy with that. They sort the logs at the mill, and I pick up my check at the end of the week ;D

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« Reply #86 on: February 27, 2015, 07:51:37 PM »
nothing wrong with that bro.
these small mills here will buy every gum you bring in for ties. gum pays better than large pine.....

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« Reply #87 on: February 27, 2015, 07:57:33 PM »
Oh and there may have been one soft maple log on there too. I buy some standing timber, but all in all after buying, harvest fee tax, and trucking I have pretty well settled into contracting to this mill. And my father in law is they're head sawyer so it work's :)

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« Reply #88 on: February 27, 2015, 08:07:24 PM »
harvest fee tax???

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« Reply #89 on: February 27, 2015, 09:27:45 PM »
Yeah, state want's theyr'e 4% :D Sometime's the landowner will allow it to come off theyr'e part, but most time's I have just payed it. Or if cutting on share's it come off of my check from whatever mill was buying

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« Reply #90 on: March 03, 2015, 08:32:30 AM »
 

  This pine is on the vermont side of the Connecticut river...


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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #91 on: March 03, 2015, 10:51:50 AM »
It would look better just this side of my sawmill. :D
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« Reply #92 on: March 03, 2015, 08:33:47 PM »
 :D :D

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« Reply #93 on: March 04, 2015, 09:38:50 PM »
 

 

Don't laugh too hard at this toothpick... ::)

This is the beginning of my 2015 Selective Harvest; It was leaning so I practiced a plunge-cut (that I seen on this forum) and it worked perfectly.

I got an 8' butt, a 20' log, a 16' log (plus trim) for the mill, and a 20' top for the wood stove.

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« Reply #94 on: March 04, 2015, 11:02:25 PM »
 your not living up to your name cause that tree don't look vary straightgrain  :D :D 8) 8)

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« Reply #95 on: March 04, 2015, 11:04:35 PM »
is that a 441r?
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« Reply #96 on: March 04, 2015, 11:16:34 PM »
Work on the plunge cut... as you shouldn't get that much grain pullout. Maybe not enough notch and too wide of a hinge.
But good you are working on trying it out.
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« Reply #97 on: March 05, 2015, 01:17:31 AM »
your not living up to your name cause that tree don't look vary straightgrain  :D :D 8) 8)

I have a bunch of 38' snow breaks too. Crooked trees and maples are not safe. The straight-grain firs stay for the grandchildren to harvest. ;D

Thanks for the critique beenthere; I was hoping for an eval on the hinge.
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« Reply #98 on: March 05, 2015, 01:14:20 PM »
Hinge proberly too thick.  I think that plunge cutting has its place, but 9x/10 I don't do it.  Heavy leaners, some hardwoods, I'll bore the heart or plunge cut.  I am by no means a pro, but I have got lessons from some good old timers along the way.
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« Reply #99 on: March 05, 2015, 04:26:34 PM »
Hinge proberly too thick.  I think that plunge cutting has its place, but 9x/10 I don't do it.  Heavy leaners, some hardwoods, I'll bore the heart or plunge cut.  I am by no means a pro, but I have got lessons from some good old timers along the way.

Thanks for the critique; I appreciate the look. My mentor who passed in 2009 said he never used a plunge-cut when I asked him about it; he was up here cutting on his 300 acres (65K trees) since the 50s. I've never had a barber chair but I've had plenty of snags (could be my thick hinges.... ;D) and one tree rolled off another and fell parallel to the house last year......that was a long evening.

Nice having the right tools and training.
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