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Author Topic: I need some 42', 21" (small end) straight red oak logs in or near North Carolina  (Read 1769 times)

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I have a special order job that requires two red oak beams that measure 12" x 16" x 40 feet.  No, that is not a typo....

I'm going to need a small end diameter of at least 21" in order to make these timbers, and some nice, clear, straight logs.

I'm sure that these will have to be sourced directly from a logger.  I don't mind paying a reasonable premium considering the special nature of the logs.

This order will also require another 60 logs or so to fulfill, eight of which with the same small end diameter but in the 12' - 19' length range.  The remainder will be 14"+ stuff.  I can probably find those at a local concentration yard (but I'm open to buying from others); my biggest need is for the pair of forty footers. 

If anybody has any suggestions of potential sources for these logs, I sure would appreciate your sharing the information.

Thanks much!

Scott
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Scott, you may have a tough way to go there. I could do it but they're in Missouri. Sorry??
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Whew, that is a tough order!
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I think costly will come into play too.
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Well, I found some not too far away from the farm (around 75 miles).  Not cheap, but worth it.

I'll post photo's when I'm milling them.  This is going to be fun!

Scott
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If you don't post some pics, we will hunt you down  :D.
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If you don't post some pics, we will hunt you down  :D.

I'll definitely post pix, if nothing else so that I can try to one-up Jake when it comes to the big stuff!   :D
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I like how you say it is going to be Fun . . . . only with the right equipment and its not your first Rodeo
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I like how you say it is going to be Fun . . . . only with the right equipment and its not your first Rodeo

Reminds me of that stupid movie, "George of the Jungle" and the quote, "George about to attempt longest swing in jungle history. It going to hurt!"
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I looked at the distance our property is from your place. Much further than 75 miles. Sorry I could not help you.
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This is very intersesting.I suppose no way to see them in place or the finished building?
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 I think that Danny is in need of some work-out and this could be just up his alley!!!! :)  No need to thank me Danny for volunteering you, you have so much exprience with wood.  :P :)
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Marcell,

I really appreciate you looking our for my interests for me  :D.
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 Your welcome sir!
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Im glad you found some big logs. I went looking at a good patch and found a few that would have made the cut. Probably hollow anyway. Good luck
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Thanks guys!  I'll start picking up logs late next week, most likely starting with the two forty-four footers. 

Yesterday I milled a shorter 12" x 16" x 8' white oak beam to use first as an example for the customer (they flew in yesterday to look over the mill), and subsequently to use as a stand for an anvil here on the farm. 

Pix will be forthcoming!

Scott
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and a mix of log handling heavy equipment.


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