OK, here’s the deal. A friend of ours had a Locust Wood tree (not sure if it’s black or honey) cut down recently. I don’t want the wood to go to waste, so I’m trying to get it milled into logs.
Real saw mills won’t talk to me since the logs are all 2 feet in diameter x 2 feet long. Logs that short are unstable and dangerous.
I found a guy in my area who will do it, but there are several variables that might not make this a reality.
1) I have not been there and seen the logs yet. I’m going this weekend. They may be trash, there may only be a few logs, or only worth it as firewood.
2) I may not be able to transport the logs. With a bad back and a minivan as my only resources…
3) The guy who may do this said he usually tries to get at least $200 for a milling job. It may be financially not worth it. And he has no use for free wood – I already asked.
So, if you could help me spread the word, I would like to know if anyone would like to share the cost and get some short locust wood?
I’m in the West suburbs of Chicago, so if you are in the area, let’s try to get some kind of deal going to share the cost and the wood!
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