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Pecan ohhh my
« on: November 21, 2020, 10:48:04 AM »
I have cut some large pecan in the past and have been very pleased with the results. Some of it was as wide as 36”. Honestly I doubted the issues some folks seemed to have with it. But now......I’m a believer!!!! I can’t get nothing right!!!
Any advice greatly appreciated!!!

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 01:37:03 PM »
Just the basics, which you already know.  Sharp blades, go slow don't push the equipment. Sticker immediately.
My Sawyer has been doing this for 25 years and as a rule he won't cut hickory, same thing as pecan.

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 08:08:02 PM »
Some are able to get hickory and pecan to saw right and dry right.  I am not one of them.  My best use of hickory and pecan is to roast a pig....

 
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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 08:16:41 PM »
Looks tasty 😋👍

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 07:51:58 AM »
 smiley_devil smiley_devil smiley_devil
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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 08:04:09 AM »
Guy told me he had some more he wanted sawed. He did. 10’.....44”.....
Yuck!!!!!!!!

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 11:26:54 AM »
Band or circle saw, pecan and hickory have given more trouble than any other species.  Even with de-barked logs, I have seen sparks while trying to saw both.  Green offers fewer problems, but still tough.

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 01:10:35 PM »
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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 06:10:34 PM »
 

 

This pecan has it all.  Waves, splits, pith cracks, ambrosia beetle holes, and wait, very special powderpost beetle holes.  Perfect for your rustic project :D :D
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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 07:05:11 PM »
But can turn into this.  :(




 


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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2020, 08:13:05 PM »
I remember that wood!
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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2020, 08:42:02 PM »
You did a good job drying it and she wanted rustic so it worked out well.  The planer and jointer got a workout.   Many bags of planer shavings.  When we got it good she proceeded to whack it with chains and took the draw knife to it.  Not what I wanted but the inclusion is what they insisted on.  I took some pictures of it last week when we babysat? 

 

 




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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2020, 03:25:38 AM »
After seeing the big log I suspect the first load was limbs. They were all 16” or so and cut 8’ to 12’. Is that my issue of the difficulty ? Never cut anything even close to what I had in blade deflection and movement in the wood. Is it worth sawing?
Thanks in advance for any guidance you might give!!

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2020, 07:02:27 AM »
If they were limb logs, it had to be like a trip to Hades over the river Styx :).
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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2020, 07:03:27 AM »
Yep 😂😂😂😂

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2020, 09:08:19 AM »
I let mine sit for a couple years, takes the fight out of it.


 


 

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2020, 08:32:02 AM »
Limbs make good firewood.  It's all reaction wood 

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Re: Pecan ohhh my
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2020, 02:09:48 PM »
I broke the news to the guy who brought the logs. He was reasonable but none too happy. I probably should have recognized it from the first load. Everything was 16” to 18” and 8’. I thought he had cut several smaller trees....then he rolled in with the 44” butt cut.....the picture came quickly into focus 


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