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Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« on: January 01, 2020, 07:26:47 AM »
The Whatcha Sawin' topic continues to be a "handy" place to post some of your sawing events and activities so we will start this New Year off with a familiar question:



Whatcha Sawin' in 2020 ??
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 07:36:46 AM »
Nutten but you could send me those logs on that trailer :new_year:
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 07:45:21 AM »
I wish.  Those ERC logs were brought to me in December 2014 and were the subject for me to start the original Whatcha Sawin' topic.  It just seems right that they continue to serve as the topic banner.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 09:13:31 AM »
I work the next two nights, but looking at the Hackberry and considering making wood for the pallets I have been planning.  may some time before work!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 10:41:33 AM »
We start rolling trucks in at 8 am tomorrow morning............. 8)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 11:41:28 AM »
Stay on the right tail of the bell curve my friend :D
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 11:53:41 AM »
Roger,,,copy that !
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 04:33:16 PM »
This is what I'm working on, all SYP. I don't get very much time to saw, but I've been trying to go and saw at least one weedend day. I was able to go and cut 4 logs today. I

 f you cut on New Years day, you'll cut all year long , right ?

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 04:38:56 PM »
Those logs are a sawyers dream.  8)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2020, 05:22:05 PM »
I see some blue pine lumber in your future.
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 08:02:14 PM »
WDH ,yes some of them are blued, I'm sure they will be more so by the time I'm done.
Magicman, glad I'm starting with the easy stuff. Maybe I'll have this all figured out by the time I get them all cut. Actually I'm about half way thru the first pile. Its mostly the smaller stuff [ down to 10" tops ].

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 08:12:52 PM »
I had some fun sawing this guy up, maybe 26 inch diameter, 10 feet long.  This was a battle.

Im glad it wasnt a walnut, or Id have been a little upset.



 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2020, 08:26:32 PM »
 

 
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2020, 08:27:50 PM »
So , how did you saw this? I have never dealt with a situation like this. I would assume you saw thru the cracks into " quarters " then would you put the bark down ? would you put one face of the  "quarter " down ?

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2020, 08:39:49 PM »
I custom saw and as such I have an obligation to the customer to advise whether a log could/should be sawn.  If they insist, then it is on their dollar.  In this instance, it became pre-split firewood.  If I remember correctly it was Pecan anyway.  smiley_devil  

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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2020, 09:16:30 PM »
I had some fun sawing this guy up, maybe 26 inch diameter, 10 feet long.  This was a battle.

Im glad it wasnt a walnut, or Id have been a little upset.


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If that isn't walnut, what is it? Looks like walnut to me.
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2020, 10:14:25 PM »
I believe it's a Sarcasim-istic Sawyerism, a member of the genus, Lostus somemoneyus todayus  :D
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« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2020, 10:39:37 PM »
I had some fun sawing this guy up, . . .  This was a battle. . . .
Ah, yep. I guess so!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2020, 10:44:10 PM »
 :new_year:My New Years Resolution for 2020 is to do more sawing this year. I decide to give my resolution a little jump start by spending today January 1st doing just that. 

I started the day sawing the 2 1/2 thick live edge slabs below from a nice elm log that proved to be full of beautiful surprises. I picked this log and 5 other similar logs up for free right here in beautiful downtown Palmyra just a month or so back. I know some of the logs will have even more character than this one.  :) :) 8)






Next I milled out a small order of ponderosa pine for a gentleman that lives in the next town to the west of me. He has been purchasing a little material from me lately and had a request for some 5/8 thick by 12 wide rough sawn boards. My frozen pine was really trying to test my patience this morning, but I didnt give in or give up. At one point I even had to use my pocket knife to scrape the frozen pitch buildup off of the entire length of my Turbo 7 blade, then clean it with diesel to get the remaining residue off so it would cut straight again.

The third log I put on the mill was a total bust. It was a large ERC 24+ in diameter but turned out the entire log was full of heart rot. I couldnt even get any decent lumber off the outer perimeter so I had to just proceed to saw it into small enough pieces to man handle it to the burn pile. :-\ >:( :-\

I finished the day sawing some oak cookies and walnut ovals that my daughter and I will make into decorative pieces, cutting boards, or charcuterie boards once they have dried down. 

Ill be starting 2020 off traveling about 170 miles to a custom sawing job northwest of Kearney Nebraska this weekend. The client is a friend of a friend, and acquaintance of mine. He is a contractor in the area and has a wack of walnut logs along with 2 little :o :o :o oak logs like the one below for me to saw. I took this picture when I did my pre-saw site visit in early November. He did a real nice job of quartering this log with a big Alaskan chainsaw setup. At that time he still had the second one (far left in the photo) to quarter up.





Unfortunately the site is going to look quite different when I get there on Saturday as he received 12 inches of snow out of the last storm. :-\
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2020, 12:19:27 AM »
I believe it's a Sarcasim-istic Sawyerism, a member of the genus, Lostus somemoneyus todayus  :D
Im glad it wasnt a walnut, or Id have been a little upset.


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If that isn't walnut, what is it? Looks like walnut to me.

Yes, it was a walnut. ;)

It was a $400 veneer grade walnut log.  

When I bought that log, it was still attached to another 10 foot long, $400 fresh cut, veneer grade walnut log.

The 20 foot long, $800 log showed very little stress on the ends and only about normal walnut end cracking.  When I bucked it with the chainsaw and a few others before Christmas, I heard it pop, and I remember thinking  yep that one is stressed.  It still looked pretty good though, or Id have put it out of its misery on the sawmill immediately.

So couple days ago, I go out to the logyard and to my surprise, find out that over the holidays, the bucked log had virtually exploded like an alien had come out of its belly.  Holy Cow. Aint that special?  I wouldnt say I cursed a blue streak, but some nearby squirrels did drop out of the trees because they had to put their paws over their ears and couldnt hold on.

How did I saw it?  Well, I reached into my bag of tricks and used the time honored MPHB (Monkey Peeling a Hot Bananna) technique.  Then I got to do it again, on the other log.  I basically oriented the cracks diagonally and put them at the edges of the boards, rotating and rotating and whittling the boards down in width as the cracks got narrower.  Then I went the edger and cleaned them up.

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