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Offline Firewoodjoe

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« Reply #12600 on: March 24, 2023, 05:37:50 PM »
Howís the price on walnut holding? We donít have much up here. Oak still ok? 

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« Reply #12601 on: March 24, 2023, 06:03:02 PM »
@nativewolf we are taking the walnut down to 10 inches and minimum 8í6 lengths. Beyond that we trim out all the pulpwood we can. 

@Firewoodjoe straight run loading the whole tree itís averaging 4000mbf. 

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« Reply #12602 on: March 24, 2023, 06:18:01 PM »
Well at least thatís still holding on ok. 

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« Reply #12603 on: March 24, 2023, 06:53:54 PM »
Tree run Walnut logs averaging $4 when Walnut lumber won't average much over $2. Guess somebody is expecting the market to improve.

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« Reply #12604 on: March 24, 2023, 08:42:57 PM »

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Rdobb I have to ask:where are you from?? and the only reason I ask is your mudflaps say neinbergs on em. That dealership is real close to me. Wondered how far the truck got from their dealershipÖor at least the mudflaps lol  

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« Reply #12605 on: March 24, 2023, 09:00:00 PM »
@OH logger Iím from pike county. The truck has been around here for about ten years, I just bought it this week. 

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« Reply #12606 on: March 24, 2023, 09:03:10 PM »
Any reason a log buyer wouldnít like Anchorseal on the walnut log ends beside not being able to study the log ends if itís colored? 

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« Reply #12607 on: March 24, 2023, 09:03:54 PM »
@stavebuyer they do a fair amount of exporting. The junk is paying 1900mbf, not sure what they are doing but Iím sad Iím just about out of it. Iíve 

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« Reply #12608 on: March 25, 2023, 09:29:10 AM »
Any reason a log buyer wouldnít like Anchorseal on the walnut log ends beside not being able to study the log ends if itís colored?
They could.  If he sold to an export yard the logs could be in containers already. 
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« Reply #12609 on: March 25, 2023, 10:01:15 AM »
Wheres all your snow Joe? Ha
Here you go 24 hours later. 🤷‍♂️


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« Reply #12610 on: March 25, 2023, 03:17:08 PM »
Nativewolf the reason I ask is when I had a conversation with a log buyer from a multi state sawmill that will come from out of state when asked if there was a problem with putting on Anchorseal he said he would prefer if I didnít put it on. The reason I wanted to put it on was if I didnít think he was giving me a good price I would keep it all. I had red Anchorseal but remembered they had clear so thatís what Iím going to put on. Probably going to be several veneer logs out of 60+ all straight and clear 8í6 minimum and 20Ē+ minimum sticks plus the sticks going up Need to figure out a few other buyers

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« Reply #12611 on: March 25, 2023, 03:34:05 PM »
Lots of tricks in this trade and not all of them are strictly on the buyers end. Buyers like to see the ends of fresh cut or clipped logs. Wax/paint/truss plates/ sun faded ends all can and sometimes purposely hide defects. South of the Ohio river our Walnut is notorious for being "wormy", and it won't really show unless the log is fresh clipped.


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« Reply #12612 on: March 25, 2023, 04:18:37 PM »
Nativewolf the reason I ask is when I had a conversation with a log buyer from a multi state sawmill that will come from out of state when asked if there was a problem with putting on Anchorseal he said he would prefer if I didnít put it on. The reason I wanted to put it on was if I didnít think he was giving me a good price I would keep it all. I had red Anchorseal but remembered they had clear so thatís what Iím going to put on. Probably going to be several veneer logs out of 60+ all straight and clear 8í6 minimum and 20Ē+ minimum sticks plus the sticks going up Need to figure out a few other buyers
My advice is to keep the logs cool, keep the ends out of the sun as much as you can.  Also keep them long as you can while keeping clear and free of defect.  The pricing should change for veneer as you get up to 22" diameter, enabling mills to slice them for rift sawn material.  So, a 9' 22" log may be worth more than a 16' 18" diameter log.  Just as an example.  
Stavebuyer may have better comments, I'd ask the buyers what is the min length for veneer.  9' is usually safe but if it is an export buyer he may want something different.  Make sure you find out.  
Be cognizant that sometimes you just have to cut a foot or two of log off.  It happens.  
Sounds fun with 60 trees.  
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« Reply #12613 on: March 25, 2023, 04:30:54 PM »
The veneer game revolves around 9' &10's and multiples. You can sell a few 8's but they don't like them as splits, end stain etc. can knock an 8' flitch out of the panel length market. Only a few 12' machines around so that length often gets discounted. 14' and 16' are sawlog lengths.

9',10',18', and 20' with plenty of trim is what they are hunting for.

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« Reply #12614 on: March 25, 2023, 08:28:09 PM »
The successful buyer treats the ends if he feels the need. That's how it's done up here with northern hardwood. 
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« Reply #12615 on: March 25, 2023, 08:58:25 PM »
Thanks for the advice guys! Much appreciated! Iíll keep you guys posted. 

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« Reply #12616 on: March 25, 2023, 09:12:00 PM »
We for sure do not get your guys walnut prices , but we live a ways away from your mills so trucking kills that . We have been seeing a few $10 plus stuff this winter but not alot of it . My biggest veneer sales have been white oak but still no where near your prices I see posted 

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« Reply #12617 on: March 29, 2023, 03:41:26 AM »
 Friend of mine just averaged 460 straight thru on reasonably decent hard wood, pay the landowner, trucking, fuel, I'm good.


  

 


 


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« Reply #12618 on: March 29, 2023, 08:30:32 AM »
Great pictures!

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« Reply #12619 on: March 30, 2023, 02:33:58 PM »
Last of the big dead Ash for this year.  I have been fretting about this one because center of gravity wanted it to come toward the yard and likely take out some fruit trees if not the barn .  I did not feel I would be able to reverse drop it without a problem so finally hooked the winch cable up about 15 feet and pulled/wedged it just where I wanted without too much damage to the stone wall.

 
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