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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2020 ???
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2020, 07:14:17 AM »
Looking forward to cutting into this hemlock soon.



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« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2020, 07:58:18 AM »
Got me some of them, too.  This is red maple.  I bought the log at 17' long.  I cut it into two 8'6" logs.  I bought the log because I actually wanted that dark heartwood.  Took a few weeks to a month for full development.  Must have been a whack of aliens in this one.


 

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« Reply #22 on: January 02, 2020, 08:01:21 AM »
The third log I put on the mill was a total bust. It was a large ERC 24Ē+ in diameter but turned out the entire log was full of heart rot. I couldnít even get any decent lumber off the outer perimeter....

"traveling about 170 miles....... I took this picture when I did my pre-saw site visit in early November.
You made a 170 mile pre-saw site visit??  :o




This one was not full of heart rot!!  ::)
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« Reply #23 on: January 02, 2020, 08:06:29 AM »
Wow WDH, you posted while I was typing.  I hope that the sawing in 2020 will not be a "Bust" !!  :o

At least all of yours will be QS.  ::)
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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2020, 11:59:59 AM »
On Page 2 on day 2.  Will this thread be 365 pages long?

Those hollow logs are good for table bases.  As long as the good wood is thick enough, it carved the main wood out for you.  Clean it up, carve as needed.

My first sawing of this year was Formica covered particle board shelving from Menards for a buddy of mine.  He wanted to come over New Year's day and have me cut it square and to length for him.  The laminate was whitewashed barn wood look.  I said, you buy this stuff when I have piles of barnwood sitting here, go figure.  He said well are you going to take the time to prepare it all for me and glue it up to be 15 in wide?  Me: no, I don't have time for that.  Him: Well there you go.
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2020, 03:27:59 PM »
Two decent white oaks and single smallish log of chestnut oak. The bigger white oak (~22" dbh) has a second stem that only affects the bottom 3 ft.  Got three decent 12' logs out of it.  Smaller white oak (16" dbh) gave 3 nice 9' logs.  


 

 

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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2020, 04:38:06 PM »
Two loads of live oak inbound and cutting beetle-kill pine all day for the "Brown" job to start the new year off.

 

 

 
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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2020, 05:45:51 PM »
No sawing for me yet . Hope to get logging by the end of the month . Going to try and get sawing in early March . Try and get some inventory built up 2x material . We had a nice bit sawed and not sold as we shut down the mill late last fall . Of course as soon as we had everything covered and closed we sold all that and could have sold more . 

It seems thatís always the way of it .

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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2020, 05:47:42 PM »
The third log I put on the mill was a total bust. It was a large ERC 24Ē+ in diameter but turned out the entire log was full of heart rot. I couldnít even get any decent lumber off the outer perimeter....

"traveling about 170 miles....... I took this picture when I did my pre-saw site visit in early November.
You made a 170 mile pre-saw site visit??  :o


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This one was not full of heart rot!!  ::)
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But like I said the client is a friend of a friend. Stephanie and I just happened to be visiting those friends for a few days when the client called. The client lives just 12 miles away from our friends house, so I took a little side trip while we were there. 
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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2020, 07:53:04 PM »
OK, I can go with a 12 mile side trip.  Side trips are the only site/pre-saw visits that I make because cellphone pictures do a wonderful job.
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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2020, 07:55:47 PM »
WDH and/or Yellowhammer, can y'all explain to me what might cause the stresses in those logs? I've  never seen anything like that! Thanks in advance for your help.
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« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2020, 09:16:22 PM »
In my logs, there are some very dark black lines in the heartwood.  My take is the log was bacterial infected, and the infection weakened the wood, leading to the failure of the wood fibers.  Also likely a contributing factor was natural growth stress in the log, which combined with the bacterial infection, did the job as the log began to dry out some.
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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2020, 10:34:34 PM »
My log was an odd one because I didnít have obvious stress in the ends of the logs when I bought them.  However I did notice some odd twist in them when sawing them up.  So my thinking is that the 20 foot log has stresses induced by the twist, and when I bucked it, the log unraveled like a rope.  The cracks in the log were slightly spiral, and added to the sawing fun.

Itís not unusual for wanut logs to be stressed, in fact itís one reason veneer buyers like to see a foot of trim on each log. However, this was an extreme case.  
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« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2020, 11:17:22 PM »
Robert,

   I saw pine trees twisted off about 15' - 20' high when Hurricane Hugo came through. Would tornadoes do something like that to a standing tree that might not show up till years later when the tree was cut down? Any thoughts or experience in that area?
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« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2020, 11:17:37 PM »
Itís not unusual for wanut logs to be stressed,


It is however quite usual for walnut log buyers to be stressed.....;D
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« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2020, 12:43:09 AM »
 

 

 
My first board (ash), cut on my first mill (outside my home junky alaska mill with a lil farm boss).

1500 miles in 2 days and I'm home with a lucas 827, ordered the slabber on the way home.

60ish logs to go on the first round of the next chapter of my life.  Thank you to all on this forum for giving me the confidence to try something I truly enjoy as a business and not simply a hobby.

Happy sawing for 2020 (that's weird to type).  May all your logs be metal free.
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« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2020, 01:13:10 AM »
cutting beetle-kill pine all day for the "Brown" job to start the new year off.
 
That's a lot of wide pine!  What's the job entail?
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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2020, 06:54:58 AM »
jcald327.you will really like sawing now!!!
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« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2020, 07:43:09 AM »
Congratulations Jcald327 on your "new to you" Lucas.  Welcome to the Forestry Forum and to the world of sawing.  :)
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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2020, 07:48:28 AM »
 

 

I broke it in two on the truck yesterday, just managed to lift the biggest piece enough to drive the truck out with the 4t forklift to help the LD9. Then got it to the side of the yard with the LD9 mostly on two wheels - and the old girl is good for 14000 lbs .

Job for the Lucas mill methinks... Or at least until I whittle it down some. ;D
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