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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #360 on: October 01, 2020, 07:13:01 AM »
Robert you need to get to work. Your log yard is getting as bad as mine.
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #361 on: October 01, 2020, 08:30:11 AM »
How will you break down  the large log? 
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #362 on: October 02, 2020, 08:05:04 AM »
What's that gem top center in your photo?
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #363 on: October 02, 2020, 12:43:06 PM »
I break down the large logs with my handy 52" chainsaw.  

Since I have the 70 Super, I can generally fit some pretty big whole ones on the mill and take flat sawn wood off them down while I gun barrel it, then I RRQS as normal.  I have to get it down to 34" or less to clear my blade guides.

The particular log by the Porta Potti is never going to be milled, I originally bought him to RRQS a couple years ago, but before long, he became our photo spot, as customers would go over and stand infront of it and take their photos.  Before long, the regulars had named him as "Fred" and then he started getting old and growing a beard and mushrooms, so now he will sit there until he rots away.  Everybody wants to take a picture in front of him.

The logs in the photo behind the oak are spalted ambrosia maple, I will slab up now that the weather has cooled.  They have aged for many months and are just about ripe.  I milled a test batch a couple weeks ago, and they are ready.  Its not unusual for me to age some batches of logs up to a year, if called for, to make them more marketable.

Some people prefer the basic ambrosia look, so I don't spalt all of them.  

Behind that are some hard maple.

On the other side of the yard, not in the photo are walnut logs, cherry, poplar, hickory, pecan, persimmon, locust, and some other stuff.

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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #364 on: October 02, 2020, 07:39:35 PM »
I have named that aged red maple as "Blue Ambrosia Maple", and it is a top seller for me. 



 



 
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #365 on: October 03, 2020, 06:00:30 AM »
I have named that aged red maple as "Blue Ambrosia Maple", and it is a top seller for me. 

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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #366 on: October 12, 2020, 07:27:45 PM »
I did a little chestnut oak today, it quarter saws pretty nice, with lots of fleck.  Its a little darker than the true white oak I normally quarter saw, but I'm sure this will sell well.  The logs weren't that big, but the waste is minimal with this technique.
  


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Awesome milling!  I've got about 2 dozen ~18-25" dbh chestnut oaks dead standing on my property.  @PA_Walnut quartersawed some for me and some of it came out amazing.  It makes me wonder what's left out there on the stump.
 

 

 

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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #367 on: October 12, 2020, 08:12:22 PM »
PA knows his stuff, and makes some great wood.  Its nice seeing wide boards with fleck all the way across.  
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #368 on: October 13, 2020, 01:50:28 AM »
Beautiful QS wood, I assume the qs pics are of white oak? I don't have much white oak in my woods but a lot of red oak. Will red oak qs out to be desirable or close to white oak. I like your method and plan to apply when my hyd LT35 gets hear in Dec. Looking at your pics guess I'll have to buy some logs. Great work product you are producing.

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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #369 on: October 13, 2020, 08:06:19 AM »
The rays in red oak are smaller than in white oak, but they are still among the largest rays of the domestic trees.  So, red oak will also show beautiful fleck when quartersawn.  Four species (or groups of species) have large rays that show strong ray fleck.  Sycamore, beech, the white oaks, and the red oaks. 
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #370 on: October 13, 2020, 08:44:44 AM »
Another example of QS Red Oak.  The sap wood was falling off, full of bugs.  


   
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #371 on: October 13, 2020, 09:26:34 AM »
From a retail point, I sell almost as much QS red oak as white oak.  Itís cheaper for the customer because the logs are cheaper, and looks real nice as Sixacresand beautiful wood shows.

 
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #372 on: October 14, 2020, 08:57:08 AM »
Ten years ago I had more calls for QSRO than QSWO.  That changed about 8 years back; now 98% of my QS calls are for white oak.

QSRO can be striking, to say the least.
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Re: Reverse Roll Quarter Sawing
« Reply #373 on: October 15, 2020, 01:20:49 AM »
The rays in red oak are smaller than in white oak, but they are still among the largest rays of the domestic trees.  So, red oak will also show beautiful fleck when quartersawn.  Four species (or groups of species) have large rays that show strong ray fleck.  Sycamore, beech, the white oaks, and the red oaks.
Thanks for the info ,I was wondering which species had good ray fleck. I have 6-8 26" Sycamore and Beech I have found so far. 


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