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Author Topic: One man's trash is another man's treasure  (Read 2282 times)

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One man's trash is another man's treasure
« on: March 23, 2006, 03:44:28 PM »
A good friend of mine pulled these out of the basement of an old farm house built in 1868. He ask if I could try to do something with them. There were 8 of them. What do you guys think was it worth the trouble?


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Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 03:57:23 PM »
I cant tell is that walnut?
The oil is all in Texas, but the dipsticks are in D.C.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006, 04:03:05 PM »
No cedar and the heart was solid as the day it was put up. ..... and didn't get to keep a single piece.
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Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006, 04:15:58 PM »
Well that don't sound right he shoulda let you have a piece.
The oil is all in Texas, but the dipsticks are in D.C.

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Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006, 04:27:57 PM »
That is good looking cedar, and what no metal! 

Did you use a metal detector or just keep your fingers crossed?

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006, 04:54:39 PM »
Just kept my fingers crossed and looked really hard before the cuts.

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Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006, 06:02:57 PM »
Can you give me an idea of how big those posts were?  It's part of a buying decision I am trying to make - how small can you reasonably cut with a swingblade.   ???

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Re: One man's trash is another man's treasure
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006, 09:01:34 PM »
Engineer,

I know you weren't asking me, but I almost feel like I have to chime in on the small log/swingblade question.  I really don't like less than about a foot on the small end.  However, I suppose you can cut as small a log as you can get to hold still.  I have rigged up some small log bunks and home-made dogs that I hope to try out soon.  I think they will hold things steady enough for me to saw down to 6 - 7 inches without too much trouble.  I really wonder about the yield with a swingblade on small logs.  It just doesn't seem that it will be nearly as efficient as a band mill when sawing smaller logs.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2006, 09:07:21 AM »
Can you give me an idea of how big those posts were?  It's part of a buying decision I am trying to make - how small can you reasonably cut with a swingblade.   ???

The post were about 8". I built a set of dogs that could hold a 2x4 steady if I had a mind to. I'll see if I can get some pictures and post them.

So far all of my customers have commented that the actual yield of my swing mill is probably better than a band mill, because I take time to get board from the top of the log when I'm opening it, from the sides as I drop down and I'm constantly trimming out stickers from the edges of the log when I came. It takes a little more time, but most customer are more impressed with quality and quanity rather than spped.

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