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« Reply #400 on: June 26, 2015, 05:29:19 PM »
Lookin' good  8)

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« Reply #401 on: June 26, 2015, 06:55:32 PM »
Nice!
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« Reply #402 on: June 26, 2015, 08:35:14 PM »
stuff I'm cutting right now is average of just under 500 feet per tree , big stuff is around 800 to 1000 but once you put in the under size stuff the forester wants you to take it brings the average down , some bushes thou its about 250 to 300 feet average per tree , mostly cut hardwood but when white pine market is good then I cut it . Around here pine is not worth much until the one mill needs it then price doubles but that only happens maybe a couple months a year if that lately , Right now I'm really feeling we are just sitting on the fence , market could stay the way it is but also could crash hard , white ash took a $200/1000 hit on clear lumber today and red oak is down . Am happy I saved a bunch of bushes with soft maple in it to cut as that market has really come on hard , Good soft maple right now is worth about the same as good red oak here right now

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« Reply #403 on: June 26, 2015, 08:50:50 PM »
 

  just red oak

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« Reply #404 on: June 26, 2015, 08:51:45 PM »
 

  more red oak

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« Reply #405 on: June 26, 2015, 08:52:56 PM »
 

  The Boss making sure the job is getting done proper

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« Reply #406 on: June 26, 2015, 08:55:02 PM »
 

  white soft maple

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« Reply #407 on: June 26, 2015, 08:57:47 PM »
 

  black walnut going to the buyer , not a great log but big and paid well I think, that log went to Germany

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« Reply #408 on: June 26, 2015, 09:08:08 PM »
I just log by myself , I think mainly cause I donot play well with others and like things done my way , I'm getting old and have had a pile of operations so I'm not no where near as good as I use to be . If I put out 25,000 feet of good timber a week in this heat I'm ok with that if I got to put out 40,000 plus feet a week I can still get that done but it takes me alot more hours to do compared to before . At 25,000 feet I'm making a good living I feel , I will not get rich but I'm doing a job I love to do and I do what I want to do

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« Reply #409 on: June 26, 2015, 09:27:03 PM »
do you have to keep rubbing it in  :D :D :D    the pics of the little guys are price less good to see they like being with dad in the woods  ;D and ya nice trees  :) :) :) :)

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« Reply #410 on: June 26, 2015, 10:27:31 PM »
ehp
Nice pics of logs. Many butt cuts you've shown and see little to no evidence that you leave a hinge.
What is your style of dropping a tree? just curious from trying to read your cutting sequence.
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« Reply #411 on: June 26, 2015, 11:45:18 PM »
I'm doing a job I love to do and I do what I want to do

That's all what matters !

Nice pics
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« Reply #412 on: June 27, 2015, 01:51:57 AM »
I can tell by the butt cut that I cut more less the same way.  ;) I try to leave less hold wood but every scenario is different. Very nice tree's and a good job cutting them  :)  Even if it wasn't GOL...... More ways than one to skin a cat or so they say  8)

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« Reply #413 on: June 27, 2015, 05:45:15 AM »
I see he has his EHP gear on. ;D
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« Reply #414 on: June 27, 2015, 10:35:24 AM »
I don't think I've ever seen soft maple with such tiny hearts. Amazing!

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« Reply #415 on: June 27, 2015, 04:00:37 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen soft maple with such tiny hearts. Amazing!

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we have some here with small to no heart..........for the first time ever i got veneer price for some last winter, so his assessment of price being up for that is correct.

looks like hes cuttting the hinge off, i did that for years.

the red oak in his last posts i would not get veneer for, to wavy and to much sap wood. markets are different every where.

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« Reply #416 on: June 27, 2015, 08:52:12 PM »
the red oak is just sawlog stuff , the bigger stuff I get paid $100/1000 extra if I cut it into length to make timbers out of it , At that price its almost the same as what I get for veneer plus can cut it up to 32 ft in legth and I donot have to load the veneer truck so I donot sell much red oak veneer . Now white oak is different as they pay alot more for it . The soft maple is like that pretty much around here , if no worm its white . I will try and find some of the pictures from last fall . That soft maple was pretty nice and lots had no to very small heart . I know the mills bid alot higher for it than what I figured I would get . As far as hinge goes . if I'm on a side hill I have a hinge then trim it off , on flat ground not much of a hinge but the mill likes the butts nice so I do the best I can to keep them happy . I have been told by quite a few veneer buyers that the hard maple here is very high grade as long as its growing on sand

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« Reply #417 on: June 27, 2015, 09:52:28 PM »
That's some nice sized stuff we hardly ever get hardwood with that much footage in it in my area!
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« Reply #418 on: June 30, 2015, 05:20:36 PM »
 

  hard to believe buts this is hard maple , pretty dark out when taking the pic, timber that goes on sand look different than on clay

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« Reply #419 on: June 30, 2015, 05:22:32 PM »
 

  some better grade red and white oak


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