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General Forestry => Sawmills and Milling => Topic started by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 01, 2014, 08:05:05 PM

Title: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 01, 2014, 08:05:05 PM
 say_what

Which ever…..it'll make good lumber.
 

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Title: Re: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: Dave Shepard on September 01, 2014, 08:07:25 PM
No tension in that log?
Title: Re: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 01, 2014, 08:09:01 PM
No tension in that log?

Not yet.  :D :D :D Laid it on the mill……started to saw it……changed my mine because of the heat and went home. Forestry work Tuesday……will saw it Wed.
Title: Re: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: beenthere on September 01, 2014, 08:34:45 PM
Looks to have some compression wood in there, but you will know for sure after it is sawn and dried.

A real thin slice of the end grain (1/8" thick) laid over a light will show any compression wood easily. Light won't pass through.
Title: Re: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: Magicman on September 01, 2014, 08:50:45 PM
That is very common with SYP and it will saw just fine.  As you are set up the flitch lumber might tend to crook, but the saw through lumber might bow, but it will not crook. 
Title: Re: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: WDH on September 01, 2014, 09:44:22 PM
It is a bit off center.  Kinda like you  :D. 
Title: Re: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 01, 2014, 10:01:46 PM
It is a bit off center.  Kinda like you  :D.

 smiley_whacko
Title: Re: Slow growth or Fast growth?
Post by: Magicman on September 01, 2014, 10:21:25 PM
Yes, it is off center, and I would have positioned the "egg" a bit more parallel to the sawmill bed, but that growth pattern is normal for a tree that was crowded on one side, etc.
 

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Looks like money to me. $$$


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Notice that on all three logs the close rings are on the inside of the sweep which was turned to the loader side for the first face opening.  I have found that setting up that way saves much misery and produces the best lumber.