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Re: Log consider froze at what temp
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2020, 05:30:11 AM »
yes, I thought surely all that frozen wood would make it colder in there.  even though there is not yet a roof or walls. :) :) :)
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Re: Log consider froze at what temp
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2020, 07:25:09 AM »
A laser thermometer is helpful when you suspect your logs may/could be frozen. I store my logs in the shade and if there's a cold spell, then warms it's difficult to guess if they are frozen or not. A zap with the laser at a few spots (once opening the log) will take the guess work out.

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Re: Log consider froze at what temp
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2020, 08:38:01 PM »
  Related question here - aren't some trees naturally drier , i.e lower moisture content, than others so don't they saw easier in normally frozen conditions than others? I thought cedar and I know ash have a naturally lower moisture content than others. Wouldn't they saw more like normal, non-frozen conditions?
A bsolutely, the drier the better as far as frost is concerned. The heat at the teeth is just enough to thaw the frozen sap as it is made into sawdust. But instead of shooting out of the kerf it refreezes in the kerf and the side that gets the most pushes the saw blade off line.

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Re: Log consider froze at what temp
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2020, 08:43:24 PM »
Not rare at all if you live in the land of ice and snow. Id say more prevalent in smooth bark trees like aspen and alders.
Wouldn't know an alder if I tripped over one but aspen, yes, that wood can be more water than wood.

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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2020, 09:12:34 PM »
Here's a nice "sunburst" frost cracked black ash. That type of frost crack is common in black ash and red oak up here.


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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2020, 09:15:17 PM »
Try that again with some zoom🙄


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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2020, 08:45:21 AM »
Try that again with some zoom🙄

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Up on our mountains white oak can do this and I never knew what caused it.

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Re: Log consider froze at what temp
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2020, 12:48:25 PM »
That appears to be a butt log.

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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2020, 01:50:25 PM »
It is
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Re: Log consider froze at what temp
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2020, 03:48:26 PM »
Those wood make nice cookies.  ;)
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2020, 05:21:17 PM »
just have to keep them in the freezer!! :) :)
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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2020, 10:45:26 PM »
They typically fall apart.
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« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2020, 11:21:23 PM »
The truck, trailer and Lucas are on the other side of a creek and the frost went out today. Sawing was easy, the question now is, at what temp will the mud freeze back up :D
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