The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

Norwood Industries Inc.

Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products


iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service

Dynamic Green Products Inc.

Author Topic: Buying logs  (Read 2331 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline logboy

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 674
  • Location: Wisconsin
    • Share Post
Re: Buying logs
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2012, 09:38:37 PM »
A word of advice when buying yard trees. Over 90% of the yard trees I cut have metal or foreign objects in them. In fact, cutting a yard tree without metal in it is a rarity for me. I never pay top dollar for them, even if the metal detector says its clean. It wont catch ceramic insulators or rocks.


I like Lucas Mills and big wood.

Offline sigidi

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1684
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Gatton, Queensland, Aus
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Buying logs
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2012, 08:05:31 AM »
Just found out..... 1 cubic metre = 423.776001 board feet

so 424 would be pretty DanG close methinks so down here that would mean salvage logs are about 9c-11c per bft...
Always willing to help - Allan

Offline drobertson

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8013
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Missouri
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Buying logs
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2012, 08:28:47 AM »
sounds like some good size logs, If you want to be generous offer a fair price per scaled bd/ft. .20 would be a good price.  Look for stain in the oak, the pine often heals without sign of metal. Very tricky to tell.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

Offline Ron Wenrich

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 14133
  • Age: 71
  • Location: Jonestown, PA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Buying logs
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2012, 09:30:56 AM »
Galvanized metal will not turn blue in oak. 
Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 30364
  • Age: 59
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: Buying logs
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2012, 09:55:44 AM »
From what I understand from some of the posters on here,I would not pay much. Most have to haul it away, which cost time,money,than pay a disposal fee at the land fill,more money.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Buying logs?

Started by Brad_bb on Forestry and Logging

22 Replies
Last post June 15, 2018, 07:42:49 PM
by Southside
Buying Logs

Started by steveST on Forestry and Logging

30 Replies
Last post May 30, 2003, 07:14:14 PM
by Fla._Deadheader
Buying logs

Started by True North on Sawmills and Milling

3 Replies
Last post February 26, 2010, 06:51:19 PM
by Brucer
Buying logs

Started by Bub on Sawmills and Milling

9 Replies
Last post March 02, 2014, 04:46:40 PM
by red oaks lumber

Powered by EzPortal