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Blog entry by SteveKorz posted 09-24-2011 05:34 AM 1368 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was walking through the timber a month ago, and found a huge smooth bark hickory that had fallen from a storm.

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The trunk was 24” in diameter at its base, and 30 foot up the trunk it was 16” in diameter.

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When I saw it, I knew it just had to be milled. I already had a cherry that had fallen that was 20 foot tall and a foot in diameter. So, I called a sawyer that came and picked up one 6 foot and two 12 foot hickory logs, and one 5 foot and two 8 foot cherry logs. Both were still green.

I spent the day with the sawyer, telling him how I wanted them all cut. He did a great job. Every cut was like Christmas… The hickory was nice and straight. It had about two feet of the bottom of the trunk that was slightly spalted, and it looked just like fire.

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I ended up with 640 board feet of lumber. All for $126.00. (YeeHaw!)

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Eventually, these will be my shop cabinets.

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



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 05:42 AM

Beautiful Haul!!

$.20/BDF !!! You stole it!

Great story!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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ShaneA

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#2 posted 09-24-2011 05:45 AM

Sounds like a score, but I could not get the photo link to work.

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SteveKorz

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#3 posted 09-24-2011 05:47 AM

Photos are fixed…. I think.

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

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JL7

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#4 posted 09-24-2011 05:50 AM

The photos are amazing – NICE SCORE!

Jeff

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Eric in Florida.

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#5 posted 09-24-2011 05:52 AM

Way to go Steve, That wood is beautiful!

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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superstretch

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#6 posted 09-24-2011 07:14 AM

=O

You lucky duckk..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 09-24-2011 01:32 PM

Really nice find, and the price!!!

Lee

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

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HalDougherty

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#8 posted 09-24-2011 03:22 PM

Great looking lumber. Better be careful watching the sawyer open the logs… It’s addictive and makes you want to buy a sawmill!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 09-24-2011 05:53 PM

Finest kind! Thanks for posting, Steve.

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

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Karson

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#10 posted 09-24-2011 08:31 PM

Steve: Way to keep your eyes open and seek out those goodies.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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GaryD

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#11 posted 09-24-2011 10:22 PM

Nice….Dont have much of this down south Mostly pine and red maple. Well done

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 09-25-2011 12:09 AM

You lucky devil Steve. That was a great find.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Gary

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#13 posted 09-25-2011 04:08 AM

Tell me when to stop by and pick up my share!!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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58j35bonanza

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#14 posted 09-25-2011 04:12 AM

Nice!

-- Chuck

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