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Blog entry by SteveKorz posted 1023 days ago 1160 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) †



14 comments so far

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 1023 days ago

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 1023 days ago

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

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SteveKorz

2130 posts in 2300 days


#3 posted 1023 days ago

Photos are fixed…. I think.

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

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JL7

6871 posts in 1551 days


#4 posted 1023 days ago

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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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1023 days ago

Way to go Steve, That wood is beautiful!

-- Having fun...Eric

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superstretch

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#6 posted 1023 days ago

=O

You lucky duckk..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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GaryD

620 posts in 1955 days


#11 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

You lucky devil Steve. That was a great find.

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

View Gary's profile

Gary

6897 posts in 2019 days


#13 posted 1022 days ago

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 1022 days ago

Nice!

-- Chuck

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