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Wood Scavenging #10: #10 - One of two storage lots

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 10-19-2013 08:15 PM 756 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So … we’ve accumulated wood … this is one woodlot we have tucked away. We have more material being held at a friend’s tree yard (photos / inventory pending) ...

Here’s the problem. The mill has been offline for a variety of reasons and the market of course has fallen for logs given the storm gave us all a huge influx of them. That’s great – but NOW WHAT?

SO we’re in the debating stages and negotiating for some places to store stacked/stickered lumber to air dry before it goes in the kiln. I’d like to get all this material sliced by the end of next summer, sooner would be better but no time or resources.

We are debating if we can find a portable mill to rent or hire. This lot is on a mill’s property already, our other material we have to finalize the purchase and then get it sliced. There is walnut, cherry, osage, locust, maple, and some misc other stuff in here. The other lot has some nice sticks of cherry, white oak, locust, walnut, and some misc stuff as well.

Anyone interested in buying logs???

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com



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hunter71

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#1 posted 10-19-2013 08:49 PM

This should be a good find for somebody. I see a lot of character there.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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chopnhack

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 12:49 AM

Man Eric, I wish you were closer… Are the ends of the logs sealed?

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#3 posted 10-20-2013 12:57 AM

No – was planning on slicing sooner but haven’t yet. I may do that at some point but most are already coming up a year so I figure if they were going to split they would have at this point. I haven’t had a lot of problems seeing them cracking.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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#4 posted 10-20-2013 02:11 AM

Wish I could take some off your hands, but I have little space and even less ability to slice it.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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