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Blog entry by SteveKorz posted 03-21-2009 06:14 PM 2618 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I payed a visit to a local sawyer yesterday, and during conversation we kind of hit it off. He had a whole lot of cherry logs and cedar that he wanted to sell. We ended up milling them, and then the more we talked, the more logs we milled. I walked out with a truckload of lumber. I had about 250bf of cherry, and 150-200fb of honey locust, slab cedar, silver maple, white oak, and ash…for 80 bucks. In the pic below, the very front is silver maple. The left 60% is cherry. The right 40% is the slab cedar, white oak, honey locust. The ash is kind of scattered thru it. I’ll post some more pics on here showing the grain when I start to stack it today.

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Here is some Honey Locust

Honey Locust

Cedar

Cedar

Cherry

Cherry

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



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 03-21-2009 06:16 PM

Nice selection of wood!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 03-21-2009 06:20 PM

Nice Steve!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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mmh

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#3 posted 03-21-2009 06:21 PM

Hey Steve! Very cool! Now, can you help me find someone the mill this log: http://lumberjocks.com/mmh/blog/6228 . It’s still green but should be some nice lumber from a spalted maple crotch piece. It stands about 30” tall. It’s one of the smaller logs we harvested. The others are under the porch.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 03-21-2009 06:24 PM

Hot Damn!

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

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#5 posted 03-21-2009 06:28 PM

You said it Doug…..........Hot Damn is right. Why can’t I score with something like that….............WOW.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 03-21-2009 07:41 PM

It pays to be friendly, eh? Great score.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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lou

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#7 posted 03-21-2009 10:05 PM

way to go.i also check the local woodworking shops,its amazing what they throw away or will sell for just a few dollars.

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SteveKorz

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#8 posted 03-21-2009 10:05 PM

I wish the colors came out in the pics like the actual wood looks. The pics are a little bland.

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

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#9 posted 03-21-2009 11:55 PM

Nice score, Steve. This should keep you busy for awhile.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#10 posted 03-22-2009 01:10 AM

You are a lucky Devil Steve, great find.

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

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#11 posted 03-22-2009 04:42 AM

I finally finished getting it prepped and stacked…. PHEW! I was pretty naive about this project. I had no idea that it would involve such prep work. Daren Nelson helped me along with some advice that I greatly appreciate. I plan on going back and getting at least 250bf of walnut, some osage orange, and some others in maybe 30 days or so. Here’s a pic of the stack, it’s about 4 1/2-5 feet high. (I hope I did this right… lol)

Finished at last.

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

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#12 posted 03-22-2009 04:56 AM

Some guys have all the luck! You did good my friend! Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Chris

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#13 posted 03-22-2009 05:07 AM

Lucky guy. I don’t even know if there’s a sawyer within 100 miles of here. The only thing wrong with this site is the amount of pure green envy I get looking over the posts. Oh wait, I guess the real thing wrong with the site is that I can’t stop looking at it! 8-{]

Thanks a bunch for posting. If you learn anything interesting or non-obvious on the drying process, please post.

-- Chris

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Daren Nelson

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#14 posted 03-22-2009 02:34 PM

It looks alot better stacked on stickers than piled in the back of the truck…Your prep work will pay off even though is seems an awful chore. The only thing I would have maybe done differently is narrower stickers on the maple (less sticker to wood contact, maple can sticker stain) same thickness, just narrower. The rest of the species are not as delicate and will dry just fine no problems, worst case put a fan on them to move a little air. Same if you go back and get some walnut and osage, they dry easy too. Man, you are going to have a nice little selection to work with from the sounds/looks of it. Good deal.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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SteveKorz

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#15 posted 03-24-2009 04:42 AM

Thanks Daren… I am going to put the narrow stickers on the silver maple, you told me that day but I forgot… lol. I’m also going to cut the stickers ahead of time for the next load. It took a lot of extra time to get them all cut for this load. I think that will make things go much smoother and quicker next time. I’m excited to have a variety, I can’t wait till it’s dry. Maybe a small kiln will be on my list of things to do…...

After watching this guy mill all this lumber that day, I can tell how you would like your job. It was like Christmas every time he cracked a log open…

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

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