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Offline Patrick1128

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Finding logs.
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:28:20 PM »
Hello 
Just wondering where to buy good saw logs.
I just keep getting logs that were ment for firewood. I live in Maryland and can't seem to find a good source. 

Thanks 
Patrick Stein. 

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Re: Finding logs.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 12:47:48 PM »
Most tree service people or contractors spoil any wood that could be a saw log. You can never change this. You have to find a hand cut logger who has pride or cut your own logs.

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Re: Finding logs.
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 04:35:58 PM »
What do you consider good and what size is your operation?  

From your other posts, I see you were looking at an LT15.

Expecting to find good clear logs from urban trees isn't likely.  But then, you can't compete with the big mills that do large volumes.  The best niche is usually instead of hiding the defects, accenting them as unique.  The firewood logs can have much more interesting grain than forest grown, but on one hand have their own challenges, but on the other hand are usually free.

I'd say practice on some that look like junk, buy a metal detector, and make plans to sell firewood from the ones that are true junk.  ;D  Often though, there are good surprises and occasionally you'll even get that nice straight log.
In the long run, you make your own luck good, bad, or indifferent. Loretta Lynn

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Re: Finding logs.
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 09:12:07 PM »
Cruse the craigslist and Facebook posts for folks that are looking to buy chainsaws. Yeah most of the time its a homeowner in the city looking to take care of a nuisance tree or something. But occasionally you'll find someone thats got logs you can get or trees you can cut yourself. Found a guy like that not too long ago. He recently bought a place with around 60 acres and had been clearing his yard area when the little chainsaw he bought died on him. The nuisance trees he wanted gone? All shagwood. Now I really only deal with firewood. But now I'm wondering if I dont need to build myself a way to process these trees into something more profitable. 


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