I hooked up with a new guy. Seems he is contracted to clear some timber for a new housing development. The developer was smart and hired an arborist to remove just some of the trees in an attractive/selective way instead the usual bulldose and pile.
Last week he dumped 1000 bft of oak (mostly white) in the yard. Nice size for sawing, average 24”. I milled some of the red oak and it was beautiful. No pictures, you’ll just have to trust me ;)
So this week (today) he shows up with 1000 bft of honeylocust, one of my favorite woods, and osage. The biggest honeylocust is 34” x 12’ and 4600 lbs. A couple of them were over 30”...I see some 24” wide honeylocust slabs in the near future ! The osage was smaller, but still nice. I have fallen behind on milling because I am trying to reorganize my wood storage shed. I finished that today and weather permitting will be making lumber from these dudes very soon.