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-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 03:59 PM

It would be a long trip, but you may be able to go to Tulsa ok and see one of our LJ’s who has a mill. Send him a pm and see if he could do the logs.
http://lumberjocks.com/gfadvm

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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patron

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#2 posted 04-19-2014 04:00 PM

got the same problem her randy
got 2 – 8’ black walnut
3 – 5’
2 – 4’
(all 6-8” D)

the mill will only do 8’ or longer
($70 min.)
guess i’ll see about ripping them with a chain saw
then a sled for the band saw

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 04-19-2014 04:01 PM

Hi Bill, yeah I know Andy, we’ve talked on the phone before and I know he has a mill, I might have to contact him if I don’t find something local.

Thanks

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 04-19-2014 04:02 PM

Hi David, Can’t a block be added to the back to take up the slack or something?

The mill said they would only charge me ballpark $150.00 which included a 6 month dry as well.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-19-2014 04:11 PM

Randy, I would cut one or the larger log across at and angle making an oval and 2-3” thick for table tops. There is a guy making them like that in our park and they are some of the most beautiful tables. He uses the branches for the legs, too.

I just found out that I can get a lot of free chestnut trees that I could take them to the mill, but they already cut them to 6 ft and I can’t get them milled that short either.
.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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firefighterontheside

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#6 posted 04-19-2014 04:36 PM

Ok, great. How far is it from Austin to Tulsa? It’s about 6 hours from me to Andy’s. I’m planning to go down there this summer with some logs. Not that it will be cost effective, but it should be fun.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 04-19-2014 04:40 PM

I’m a good 9 hours from Tulsa, including delays in traffic, 7.5 hours without traffic drive time. Just getting out of Austin is like pulling teeth.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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grizzman

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#8 posted 04-19-2014 07:16 PM

sorry for the problem randy, yea these mills are set for the 8 foot thing, but they charge a bit it looks like, i just had my walnut tree cut for me, and i posted them, but the whole thing was 100 bucks…i hope you can find a solution to the problem, if its a problem, they do make a jig you use with your chain saw, just rip them yourself…look up haddon tools, see if it interests you. http://www.haddontools.com/lumbermaker.html

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 04-19-2014 07:17 PM

Hey thanks Grizz, I have forgotten about that, I think Monte uses one of those.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 04-19-2014 07:50 PM

Jim, thanks, I think I would need to use my chainsaw for the diagonal cuts?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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firefighterontheside

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#11 posted 04-19-2014 07:57 PM

I use a haddon lumber maker with my chainsaw as well. It works, but you will definitely have to use a jointer later. I made all the hand rails for my loft that way as well as a large pine timber for my stairs.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 04-19-2014 08:00 PM

I may have to go with chainsaw mill option, I’ll know more Monday, I do know for sure I’m going to want to have them Kiln dried, mesquite takes forever to air dry, I’ve heard up to 2 years.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Dallas

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#13 posted 04-19-2014 08:02 PM

If you happen to stop by sometime I have a 24” chainsaw mill I would make you a good deal on.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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firefighterontheside

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#14 posted 04-19-2014 08:03 PM

Yikes, that’s a long time to wait.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 04-19-2014 08:05 PM

N/A

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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