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From Trash to Treasure
« on: November 25, 2012, 06:34:07 PM »
I was on my way to New England on Tuesday and stopped in town to get gas before heading out. A big dump truck pulled in and had a few logs in the back. After I got fueled up I walked over and asked him what he was doing with the logs. Headed for the dump before they closed he said. Really! How about taking them to my mill so I can saw them.. He laughed.. really? Your gonna saw them? For what? I told Him I would try to slab them for furniture makers. So I gave him directions and got home last night and they were here. These are junk logs and for most people they won't fool with them but my clients love them. One of the pics shows alot of black but thats not rot. It's character!

  

  

  

  

 

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 06:49:20 PM »
 Gotta love that huge throat  on the TK 2000, nice looking slabs. What kind of wood is that.  Steve
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 06:55:48 PM »
Good for you, SL. You do what I do and it is very gratifying, isn't it?

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 06:56:21 PM »
Nice, showing Ambrosia. Good find.

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 07:12:58 PM »
A very nice find for sure.    smiley_thumbsup
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2012, 07:14:05 PM »
I guess I should have said what type of wood. It's maple! With a ton of curl and birdseye.

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 08:01:08 PM »
That is great!  Good catch at the station.  You have transformed the trash to treasure.

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 08:09:49 PM »
You need to stop by next time your up this way Samandothers.

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 08:17:07 PM »
Nice save! Now that I have a mill I'm starting to look at firewood piles a lot differently. Is there a 12 step program for that? :D
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2012, 08:33:03 PM »
Nice save! Now that I have a mill I'm starting to look at firewood piles a lot differently. Is there a 12 step program for that? :D
Sure, park yer mill in the right spot, and you will have 12 steps from the firewood pile to the mill! ;D
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2012, 08:35:02 PM »
This was my maple firewood log score:

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2012, 09:30:44 PM »
Those are some ugly logs and I do mean ugly. But you will make them look beautiful. I bet that guy is laughing about dumping them logs off for you to try to make something out of them.
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2012, 09:43:56 PM »
I got 28 slabs from 5' to 8' long. I have clients in N.C. and Tenn. that already have pics of them and will most likely take them all. The logs were free and it took me 3 hours to mill them. At 50 to $100 per slab I should be the one laughing. 8)

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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2012, 10:04:29 PM »
You have a good business there.
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2012, 12:17:45 AM »
It all looks nice... Did yo give the guy a card to call the next time he has a load?
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2012, 07:42:47 AM »
Dustlover,your a better man than I,I would even pass that one up for firewood. Frank C.
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2012, 07:55:42 AM »
Bandmiller,I was thinking the same thing too. If I saw that in the woods that would be the first tree to be cut down. Just another way to look at ugly.  ;D While seeing his wallet fill up with green.
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2012, 10:09:56 AM »
Sawdustlover,  How many inches do you have between the guide bearings on that TK2000 when they are open up all the way?
 It looks like it got a pretty good size throat.
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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2012, 10:16:28 AM »
So really what are the culls out of a cull log--fire wood .

There's a local mill that has a mountain of firewood --culls from a cull log .

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Re: From Trash to Treasure
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2012, 02:05:26 PM »
Those really are the 'buttest' of butt *** ugly logs that I've seen :D. Kudos on turning them into useful lumber! I guess beauty or ugly is only skin bark deep!


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