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Author Topic: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill  (Read 4290 times)

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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2015, 10:52:58 AM »
Starting to get cold here now but still no snow to speak of. We went down to the mouth of the Mecatina River last week . Planned to stay there a few days aboard the boat , cut a few more logs and do a bit of rabbit  hunting.  When we arrived at the mouth of the river we found more ice than I liked blocking the mouth. Decided not to push in through it worried I might get stuck.

Hoping to get back to the mill tomorrow if the wind drops and do a couple more turns of sawing before we shut her down. Haul the boat next week .then of to Montreal for Christmas with our daughters.

Soon be time for winter logging. Can,t wait....

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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2015, 06:08:47 PM »
Great pics, thanks for sharing. What kind of wood is that? White pine?

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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2015, 08:12:15 PM »
Great pics, thanks for sharing. What kind of wood is that? White pine?

I wish. No pine this far north. Those are balsam fir and spruce. Only hardwood is birch and a little eastern larch.

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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2015, 08:57:29 PM »
Great post,  Quebecnewf,

FWIW I also have family in Montreal and am due a visit soon.

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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2015, 06:13:23 AM »
Going in to the mill today to saw the last 28 logs for this year . Then putting the mill to bed for the winter. Next job after that haul the boat ashore and wait for the snow and ice do we can gat back in the woods.
Hope it's sooner rather than later...
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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2015, 06:19:26 AM »
Good luck with the logging,maybe the ice bridge will be there for you this year.
Post some pictures.
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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2015, 07:32:24 AM »
It is amazing to me to see how you blend in completely different job descriptions such is gathering, transporting, and sawing as the seasons change.  I admire your routine and thank you for sharing pictures of your working adventurers.
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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2015, 09:51:10 AM »
Agree with thecfarm and magicman, and real glad that you take us along on your various journey's.
Looking forward to the ice developing for you, and the logging operation...  :snowball:
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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2015, 06:07:55 PM »
thanks for the pics
All I can say is BRRR
Going to check your gallery pics.
Dont know how much you saw but my edging pile is about 1 1/2 times the size of your slabs.
Mostly due to shake in the hemlock.
I cant burn it legally
Guess ill just saw till I run out of room and retire.
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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2015, 06:11:53 PM »
Would love to look at all your gallery pics but it appears to be clumsy to go from pic to pic.
Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2015, 06:20:55 PM »
Gallerys can be seen pic by pic. Just click on the forum name, and on "My Gallery".

Then go to the Menu tab "Album List" and click "last uploads" for the latest first. Then click a pic and it will enlarge. You can then click the arrow tabs left/right to move from pic to pic. Quebecnewf is good at putting some notes with pics, so it is helpful to see what he is showing.

You can do the same by clicking the "Forestry Forum Gallery" at the top of the Sponsor list on the left. See the latest pics added, as well as can drop off to any member gallery for a pic shown. Play with it, and you will get considerable entertainment and info.
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Re: A few pics on a late fall day around the mill
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2015, 05:54:46 AM »
thanks for the pics
All I can say is BRRR
Going to check your gallery pics.
Dont know how much you saw but my edging pile is about 1 1/2 times the size of your slabs.
Mostly due to shake in the hemlock.
I cant burn it legally
Guess ill just saw till I run out of room and retire.

We don,t do a big lot of sawing . This year we sawed around 600 logs. That's about the amount we can cut in a winter. Mostly what would be called small logs . All softwood , spruce and fir.

We use all the log. Lumber is sold locally . Slabs are for myself and my brothers, mom to heat our homes.

Not the best firewood by any means but waste not want not. My slab pile is small because I try to skin each log. Make a small opening face cut, say 3" . Then a one inch thick firring strip to be edged later. Turn 90 deg. Another face cut ,then another 1" thick firring strip to be edged later. Turn 90 deg and do it again. Turn last 90 deg, maybe get another strip depending on size of log. Then saw out your 2x4 or 2x6 or whatever..Slow but little wastage.

Most of the time the firring strips that are real slow to saw out and then edge and plane later pay for the cost of transport and sawing the log. The lumber is all clear profit.

Let us not forget that every log is different and sometimes none of this goes as planned and you would have been better to have left that one on the stump. If only you knew that before you hauled it home and put it on the mill.....
Quebecnewf


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