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This week in urban logging #4: Milling others yard trees (custom sawmilling)

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Blog entry by Daren Nelson posted 07-05-2008 09:15 PM 2062 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: This weeks haul Part 4 of This week in urban logging series Part 5: It's been awhile since my last report. »

I am so far behind right now I am not milling others logs, I have too many of my own to do. I am just politely turning down the work and hoping not to offend with the explanation I do not have time. I may be all summer getting caught up. I did mill a notable one (4 actually) this morning for an old friend. His father had to remove this cedar tree that was too close to the house and they are planning an addition. The tree had to go. It came here and I milled it for my buddy. He was hoping to “get enough for a few cedar chests or something”...I don’t think that will be a problem. I pulled a heck of a stack of 17” wide boards 8’ long off the bottom log. (wouldn’t take too many of those to make a chest) and an equally impressive pile from the smaller logs, just narrower boards. I did not even hit any nails to my surprise and of course delight. He has $.35 bft invested in it, sounds like a bargain to me !



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YorkshireStewart

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#1 posted 07-05-2008 09:57 PM

Beautiful Daren. Wish you were my neighbour!

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#2 posted 07-05-2008 10:02 PM

Wow—that’s a nice looking group of boards. Not a bad board foot price either.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 07-05-2008 10:29 PM

Beautiful. Is that Tennessee Red?

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#4 posted 07-06-2008 12:07 AM

I’d love to have a better variety of wood…. I bet having that mill is rewarding…

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Daren Nelson

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#5 posted 07-06-2008 12:11 AM

It was nice to mill…too bad he is hauling it off, I’m sure I could have found a use for it.

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SteveKorz

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#6 posted 07-06-2008 12:11 AM

LOL… I’d have to show up in the middle of the night… keep you distracted somehow… lol….

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Daren Nelson

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#7 posted 07-06-2008 12:15 AM

Steve cops do get a discount here…but not a 5 finger discount. lol

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#8 posted 07-06-2008 03:19 AM

$.35 pbf is a great deal on some really beautiful cedar. I bet he is glad he has a friend with a mill. I gotta find me one of those nearby.

-- Steve-o

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#9 posted 07-06-2008 05:04 AM

Great stuff Daren.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 07-06-2008 05:54 AM

Looks great!! Keep posting pics.

Kevin

-- To those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected never know. Unknown, on an empty C-ration box. Khe Sahn 1968

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mart

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#11 posted 07-06-2008 06:14 AM

Daren,

Those are great. I follow all your posts on saw milling. You are so fortunate to have the variety you have in your area. We have exactly three trees in my area of Alaska, birch, cottonwood and spruce. It is always great to check your latest post to see what great piece of wood you have uncovered. Keep the pictures coming, this hardwood starved Alaskan needs a regular fix.

Mart

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#12 posted 07-06-2008 12:16 PM

Darren, as always it a pleasure reading about the things dreams are made of. :)

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#13 posted 08-05-2008 07:54 PM

Great stuff

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