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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2012, 12:45:02 AM »

Oh, by the way, I can't help enjoying how the Aussies name their trees after the kind of bark it has! 

We have our shagbark hickory

Ok, I guess you got me there! And what would our carpet industry do without it???!!  ;)
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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2012, 07:46:06 AM »
Maybe we can find some REALLY big ones for Customsawyer  :D :D :D.

Danny - I have one for you.  Based on an educated guess, it's still 20" at about 65' up and just as straight as it can be.  But, you have to come to Virginia to get it.  Shot many a squirrels out of it.

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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2012, 07:49:22 AM »
Bruce, if it did not have all that lead in it from the squirrel shooting, I would load up and come get it today  :D.
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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2012, 07:56:38 AM »
Now wait just a minute.........are you trying to say I'm a bad shot or something. :( :( :( :D :D :D  I usually hit what I'm shooting at.  When me and my buddies are squirrel hunting we have standards.  A head shot is one point, a body shot is -1 point and one that shot in the eye counts as 2 points.  Needless to say, I don't get as many 2 pointers as I did back about 25 years ago. ::) ::) ::)  Getting old and fat is a PITA big time.

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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2012, 09:07:41 AM »
I'd love to saw the following if they were 24".

Black Locust

Yellow Birch

Red Cedar
I must say I'm surprised somebody likes to mill black locust. It is a very useful wood, though. I have a couple logs I'm not going to use.

It's not that I love sawing Black Locust (necessarily), it's just that I've never seen one that's 24 inches in diameter.  ;)  So, therefore I'd like to saw one.  ;D
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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2012, 09:27:00 AM »
Red Oak
Hard Maple
White Cedar
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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2012, 10:12:05 AM »
Well since I can dream, it would be a spiny all thorn, cats claw acacia, and a desert scrub oak. None get 24" but if they did they'd be stunners.   
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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2012, 10:19:42 AM »
1) Black Cherry
2) Black Walnut
3) River Birch: This is an oddball choice, I know - I've only sawed one tree because it's so hard to find one of decent quality, but if it's a straight 24-incher, then it will produce some of the prettiest wood you'll ever see.

I would put curly/quilted maple on the list, but it doesn't grow within 10 (or even 500) miles of my house, so it doesn't count :'(
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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2012, 07:56:59 PM »
Dodgy, I have actually milled one river birch tree. It is hard to find straight sections sometimes, but it is nice. And there are some decent 24-30" specimens around here.

Chuck White, one of the black locust logs I have here is approaching 24". I don't know what to do with it though. Too tough for the bad mill, and been sitting around for more than a year.
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Re: Your favorite...
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2012, 07:59:30 PM »
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