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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #540 on: April 07, 2021, 05:10:30 PM »
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   Good looking lumber. You are right about the lumber. You always need a stockpile of lumber laying around on a farm or such. I have gotten spoiled owning a mill because if I need a board and don't have the one I want I just go make it. I'm betting you will get many years of use and enjoyment out of this investment. Take good care of it and get it stacked and stickered and dried soon and properly and you may soon realize how much more you need and call the guy back.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #541 on: April 07, 2021, 05:51:00 PM »
@caveman I've not sawed any cypress, but there's someone local selling a half a dozen logs.  He says they are between 12 and 18" diameter.  I"m thinking about trying to get them.  When you saw the cypress do you box the heart or ignore the heart.  I have used a lot of cypress and would like to have it.
Hope it's not the same guy with the Butternut log. :)
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« Reply #542 on: April 07, 2021, 06:39:09 PM »
Lol.  I hope so too.  I'm gonna call him in a moment, so we will know soon enough.  I saw pictures this time and it sure looks like cypress.
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« Reply #543 on: April 07, 2021, 09:53:25 PM »
There are some here who have sawed a lot more cypress than we have but it generally is an easy sawing wood but it will clog your dust chute, especially if you still have the blade catcher safety fingers.  You will probably want to clear it after every cut or so.

We normally level the pith unless there is heart rot and then we saw parallel to the bark and keep working around the void for the most yield.  Also, as with most, we try to keep the center of the log balanced left to right in the cant

 .We usually use 7 or 4 blades and they cut cypress well but if cypress was all that we sawed, we would use a higher degree blade and saw faster.  This cant was cut with 10 on our 25hp lt-28 and it only took 12 seconds or so to saw a 1x12 if I remember correctly.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #544 on: April 09, 2021, 09:58:23 PM »
 

A customer came by 2 days ago and put down a deposit on 60-16'X2"X10" tulip poplar boards. I called my former/sometimes customer and he scheduled us to cut today. We cut what he had then went and cut one more tree and he dragged the 33' butt log to the mill site and we finished the order with 5 left over.


In the process we generated 150 -8' 2"X4" which the customer indicated he would want in the future. I called the customer tonight when I got home and he asked me to turn on my delivery guy (a farmer neighbor with a gooseneck equipment trailer and truck) and said he'd take the 2X4's now too so tentative we are scheduled to pick it all up and deliver Thursday. 

   The farmer with the logs provides the helper and himself and they are the best helpers I have had. I sawed for/with them back in October and this is working out very well for all of us so far. He has a big Kubota tractor with forks. I arrived and started set up at 7:00 am, we finished cutting about 2560 bf or so and I was pack up and pulling out at 7:15 pm. It is 26.5 miles away so I got home and disconnected the mill before dark. I see we put 8.2 engine hours on the mill, looks like we used about 6.5 gallons of gas.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #545 on: April 10, 2021, 05:39:35 PM »
My first paying mobile job. I could get used to someone else offbearing and stacking.  950 bd ft in about 6 hrs 1X SYP

 
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« Reply #546 on: April 10, 2021, 06:54:46 PM »
Nice looking lumber,Howard. Putting in the work!
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« Reply #547 on: April 10, 2021, 07:12:53 PM »
My first paying mobile job. I could get used to someone else offbearing and stacking.  950 bd ft in about 6 hrs 1X SYP
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« Reply #548 on: April 10, 2021, 09:09:48 PM »
Black ash logs here in NW Ontario. One of only a few hardwoods we have. After cutting this live edge slab, I turned it into a bar top for the shop. 

 

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #549 on: April 10, 2021, 10:46:07 PM »
I'll be sawing as much of this stuff as I can get my hands on. 



 
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« Reply #550 on: April 11, 2021, 05:06:45 AM »
 

 

 

 
Logs unloading at the port in Cairns... Wet season means smaller lifts due to mud up north.

But this lot will keep the girl fed until the end of May and by then the ground might be firmer.

Sometimes I wish I could get the barge to unload locally... save me a road transport leg and shake a few preconceived notions loose. But my local river doesn't have enough depth for that size vessel. Oh well...
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« Reply #551 on: April 11, 2021, 06:46:58 PM »
Sawing some WRC for a neighbor. This is the butt piece. Sound right through. Made beautiful boards. This tree and a good size Doug Fir.


 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #552 on: April 11, 2021, 09:14:23 PM »
A few more black ash live edge slabs today. We dont have very many hardwood options here, but these are among my favourites. Average width is about 13-14.  

 

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« Reply #553 on: April 12, 2021, 12:48:06 AM »
Finished up a fence order and a small bit of cedar


Some nice cedar logs left over


Got the last of the bottom slabs aussie re-sawn and up for sale



A new custom cut customer came in with some logs too.  Two of these logs are not like the others! White pines



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« Reply #554 on: April 12, 2021, 08:05:50 AM »
Donbj- Like that JD 5300.  I have one just like it.  Likely the most useful tractor for small wood lot and yard work made in my opinion.  Nice looking logs as well.  GF
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« Reply #555 on: April 12, 2021, 03:41:33 PM »
Donbj- Like that JD 5300.  I have one just like it.  Likely the most useful tractor for small wood lot and yard work made in my opinion.  Nice looking logs as well.  GF
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« Reply #556 on: April 13, 2021, 07:36:15 AM »
Got 2 weekends in on the pavilion at camp. Using the lumber we sawed from the property this winter. Its been a fun project, and the grandkids have been involved from felling the trees to construction. 

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« Reply #558 on: April 15, 2021, 01:06:43 PM »
one of my ED doc buddies and his dad Steve, a retired aeronautics engineer, came over from Wichita with an ERC log.  Had promised 4 years ago, so finally had a time with a trailer and time off for us young guys.  



 
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« Reply #559 on: April 15, 2021, 01:11:03 PM »
One of my BSA moms and dads Barb and Steve, needed a mantle so came to look at wood.  After a decision, we decided to throw it on the mill, as to not prolong or make it any more difficult than necessary.  Steve was one of my Walnut sap collectors this past winter, so I guess I owed him.  



 

 

 

 

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