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Offline TomFromStLouis

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Quartersawing success!
« on: July 23, 2004, 04:57:35 PM »
Influenced by the advice from Tom and Arkansawyer and Scott (Urbanlogger) and others here, we went and sawed up a few sycamore quarters the new and improved Forestry Forum way, and I could not be happier with the results. Aside from virtually 100% true QS material, one of the logs yielded some ropey curl figuring I had not seen before. I understand it is not too rare to see this in sickymore, but it is new to me and gave the kind of thrill we all know and love.

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Re: Quartersawing success!
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2004, 05:39:21 PM »
Good going Tom.  Stick one of those logs back in a shady damp spot for 18 to 24 months and see what ya get.



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Re: Quartersawing success!
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2004, 05:42:00 PM »
Lookin good ;D
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Re: Quartersawing success!
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 06:41:54 PM »
Larry,

We have one set aside for that purpose and it is coming along very nicely.

In fact, I set aside 6 or 7 river birch logs to spalt and received a request for plain birch so I picked out three that looked like they were not really spalting. But in trimming the ends to equalize lengths I found all 3 are spalting! So the others will be awesome!

I love this logs to lumber stuff!!! 8)

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Re: Quartersawing success!
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 07:51:24 AM »
Sorry to bring this back to the top, but I'm curious what the new and improved version of quarter sawing is?  I've searched all over but the definition is elusive.

That's some beautiful wood by the way, and that spalting, wow! :o

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Re: Quartersawing success!
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 09:31:17 AM »
thumb, he probably meant new and elusive to him. There's lots of ways to quartersaw. jsut stick the term in the search function here and you will have plenty of reading. Just when you think you have seen all the ways a log can be quartered and rift sawn you'll stumble across another little nuance that will make you say "I gotta try that method too.."
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Re: Quartersawing success!
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 12:00:38 PM »
Thanks, the amount of information here is overwhelming.  What have I gotten myself into? :D

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Re: Quartersawing success!
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 03:15:18 PM »
The best sawing sight on the web.  ;)
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