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Lumber Making #9: The Second Half

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Blog entry by Dorje posted 11-26-2007 06:13 AM 4437 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Continuing the First Half - Hit a Nail. Part 9 of Lumber Making series Part 10: Milling the Maple Finale - and - Lookie What We Found »

At the end of this short video you’ll see me look up at Mike. If you listen closely you can hear the saw hit some more metal…
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. At some point after the next few cuts we hit our 3rd and 4th nails within the same board:
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. But, look what we have here!
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. Here’s a shot of the “scene” at this point (there’s a few board feet of sawdust):
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. We’ll finish up the sawing in the next installment…We uncovered a real gem just a bit deeper in this half of the log! – MORE TO COME!...

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA



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Bob #2

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#1 posted 11-26-2007 06:17 AM

Why aren’t you guys using a metal detector?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Dorje

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#2 posted 11-26-2007 06:23 AM

newbies…and don’t own one -

yet?

I was really surprised that the chain didn’t suffer too badly…nothing a chain sharpening of five passes or so couldn’t solve.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 11-26-2007 06:26 AM

Do you have a metal detector to use???

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 11-26-2007 10:03 AM

You guys are going to have some beautiful wood. With all of the work already put in and the work still to come – it won’t be free wood, but Wow should make some great projects.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 11-26-2007 10:09 AM

Go git ‘em boys!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 11-26-2007 01:00 PM

gorgeous wood indeed… makes it all worth while, doesn’t it ..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 11-26-2007 01:01 PM

Dorje – This has been cool to watch. That’s a pretty sweet rig you guys have got there.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#8 posted 11-26-2007 03:41 PM

Hi Dorje,

The owner of Hearne Hardwoods is a friend of mine. He won’t consider cutting a tree from a neighborhood due to the potential of finding nails, and he does have a metal detector. People are always posting lost dog flyers on trees with 60 penny nails.

I guess the cost of one of his blades is somewhat higher than your’s.

I don’t know what the odds of finding spalted lumber like that is, but you sure hit the jackpot with this one!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dadoo

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#9 posted 11-26-2007 04:39 PM

No kidding. That’s some beautiful wood. At least the resale value of the wood will allow ya to buy a new chain…and a metal detector too!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#10 posted 11-26-2007 04:48 PM

That is some beautful wood. Those nails are why the sawyers won’t touch urban wood. You are doing a great job keep it up.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 11-26-2007 05:56 PM

Thanks y’all – I knew going into this, that there would be great potential of hitting some nails…but, because this tree was off the road and behind houses, I figured it wouldn’t be covered in ‘em! I think we got really lucky, to run into only 4 nails in this thing. And, don’t you worry…when it comes time to cut this on the bandsaw/tablesaw, a metal detector will be at the ready…Who knows what we missed!

I’ll try to post the last installment tonight or tomorrow!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 11-28-2007 04:31 AM

Dorje,

I got some Black Walnut from behind a house that had been cut down and had the lagrer pieces slabed and then slabed some of the smaller pieces myself. I ran across a pulley that was inbedded in one piece. It was about 1/3rd or the way in the log. I now have a metal detector….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#13 posted 11-28-2007 06:05 AM

Oh my word – must have forgotten the laundry!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 11-28-2007 06:12 AM

Beautiful wood. I remember hearing a story of a guy had a tree like you have and he cut the wood into 12 X 12” blocks about 3 ” thick. He stacked it all in his pickup and went to the parking lot at Woodcraft. He sold every bit of it to people walking in and out of woodcraft.

I assume he was not a woodworker but a wood sawyer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 11-28-2007 06:16 AM

Karson – the story sounds very plausible! Just wait til you see the other patterns in here! I’ll have to post the next installment! I think I can work on that NOW!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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