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Title: Got an old one today...
Post by: scsmith42 on July 05, 2018, 10:00:39 PM
240 growth ring white oak.  19 growth rings per inch!  Can't wait to quartersaw it!

This is two tree's worth of clear grade logs.  The log labeled "B1" had the tightest growth rings.


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13296/logs_from_rear.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1530842265)
 




(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13296/19_rings_per_inch.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1530842263)
 
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Post by: teakwood on July 05, 2018, 10:15:29 PM
That is amazing. thanks for showing. hope to see some sawn board pics later
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Post by: garyfg on July 05, 2018, 10:28:40 PM
did it rain there today?
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Post by: barbender on July 05, 2018, 11:40:29 PM
Wow. Just wow!!
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Post by: Southside on July 05, 2018, 11:57:39 PM
That tree sprouted two years after the Deceleration of Independence was signed....talk about history.  
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Post by: Andries on July 06, 2018, 12:28:40 AM
Beautiful !
An end cut on one of the bigger logs would be great candidate for a 'time table'.
Could you post some pics of how you quarter saw on the Baker mill - just interested as compared to the reverse roll quarter saw method that Yellowhammer and Customsawyer use.
Title: Re: Got an old one today...
Post by: scsmith42 on July 06, 2018, 01:09:17 AM
did it rain there today?
Big time!
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Post by: scsmith42 on July 06, 2018, 01:10:47 AM
Beautiful !
An end cut on one of the bigger logs would be great candidate for a 'time table'.
Could you post some pics of how you quarter saw on the Baker mill - just interested as compared to the reverse roll quarter saw method that Yellowhammer and Customsawyer use.
Depending upon the log size and what I need for inventory, we use several different methods for QS milling.
Robertís Reverse Roll method is our principle method though.
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Post by: kelLOGg on July 06, 2018, 05:35:23 AM
Scott, what is the diameter and where did it come from? 
Bob
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Post by: WDH on July 06, 2018, 06:49:29 AM
Robertís Reverse Roll method is our principle method though.
Properly abbreviated as the RRRQS method.
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Post by: YellowHammer on July 06, 2018, 08:25:04 AM
Those are some first class logs!  
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Post by: TKehl on July 06, 2018, 09:17:41 AM
My favorite part is to the right of the quarter the inner rings are even tighter.  Then you can see where the growth "accelerated" for a while.  Must have finally reached the canopy one way or another.   ;)
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Post by: Dudaks on July 06, 2018, 12:17:34 PM
If trees could talk!'
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Post by: alan gage on July 06, 2018, 12:33:02 PM
If trees could talk!'
"What are you doing with that saw? Hey! Hey! No! Don't! That hurts! Ahhhhhhhh!"
I think I prefer them being silent.
Alan
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Post by: scsmith42 on July 06, 2018, 10:41:24 PM
Scott, what is the diameter and where did it come from?
Bob
Diameters vary between 24 - 36Ē.  They came from a subdivision site in Durham.
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Post by: barbender on July 07, 2018, 12:25:03 AM
The ol' triple R QS👍
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Post by: ddcuning on July 07, 2018, 06:13:51 AM
Those look like awesome logs Scott. can't wait to see some of the boards tha come from them! 

Dave C
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Post by: Rhodemont on July 08, 2018, 07:12:15 AM
Nice logs!  
I want to mill some oak flooring.  Need to learn RRRQS (not just read about it).
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Post by: PA_Walnut on July 08, 2018, 07:15:13 AM
240 growth ring white oak.  19 growth rings per inch!  Can't wait to quartersaw it!


That's some gem-stock! I recently had a load with similar (old growth) but only one white and the rest red. White turned out epic, however. 
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Post by: Don P on July 08, 2018, 08:13:24 AM
I've seen something here that looks like it might be similar with the release in growth rings, a zone of intermittent shake at that change in growth rate. We tracked it back in these trees to Hurricane Hugo that opened the woods up but probably damaged a lot of bark. Hazel, or maybe earlier?

Where in Durham?, although most of my old stomping grounds is already subdivision.
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Post by: petefrom bearswamp on July 08, 2018, 08:36:31 AM
Wow what logs!.
Sawed an old WO sinker log for a friend a few years ago. so slow growing it was hard to count the rings without magnification.
The thing looked like a canoe and was infiltrated with fine sand but got her done.
waiting impatiently for some pics of the stuff you saw.