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Blog entry by 85GoCards posted 06-29-2017 02:51 AM 782 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another post popped up yesterday about a downed tree. When I showed up, the tree was left completely as is, without any tinkering from the owner.

Luckily, the owner was fine with me doing whatever I wanted with the tree right there, so I went ahead and cut 2” slabs until I had to meet my wife for dinner.

All told, I was there about 2 hrs and drove away with 3 slabs – 2”x20”x48” and 3 slabs – 2”x20”x56”. That’s a fair number of board feet all for free!

Hoping to go back for another 6-8 slabs in a few days.

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 06-29-2017 05:48 PM

Very nice! What’dya cut them up with, a port-a-mil?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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85GoCards

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#2 posted 06-29-2017 06:25 PM

I have a granberg g777 chainsaw “mill”.

Costs about $150 as long as you make your own guidrail for the top cut.

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.

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#3 posted 06-30-2017 01:56 AM

What flavor? Looks like Red Oak?

RFCB

-- Greg Gimbel, Rifle, Colorado, http://roaringforkcustombilliards.com

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#4 posted 06-30-2017 12:05 PM

I’m not great with ID-ing trees without leaves, but I’m also assuming red oak.

-- Dylan in St. Louis - Painfully new to woodworking.

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