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Blog entry by YBNORMAL posted 1012 days ago 829 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lets See, BLOG= Buy lots of Goodies, Yeah that must be it. Who is up for a trip to the wood store?

I guess that all the experienced Bloggers are rolling their collective eyes by now. SO, on with the update.
My Sawing partner and I put in a little time this weekend with the sawmill, and the results were nice. I know some might think this is not a real woodworking project, But i think it’s a good start for me and possibly others and I thought i might share a few pictures with all.
We received a call a few weeks back from a friend on the local creek, he had a 20’ Sunken Pine Log blocking his dock and wanted to know if we might come and get it. “WELL YES!” so we loaded the tractor and hooked up the lowboy and off on a scavenger adventure we go.

It was as nice old growth heart pine log. I don’t know if you already know what a pine log that size weighs, but let’s just say a 35hp Kubota with a fork lift won’t pick it up. So after some creative wrangling and hauling we got it back to the mill.

It must be time to chuck that baby up, make sawdust and see what we have left over. As you can see the boards are great, cut 20” wide and 5/4 thick these should make some fine projects in the near future. Sure you will agree.

Anybody close by need some nice wide boards, give me a holler!

rs
YBNORMAL



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YBNORMAL

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#1 posted 1012 days ago

Sorry the pictues are getting clipped on the right side, I will see if i can research and see what I am doing wrong, and fix in the future.

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#2 posted 1012 days ago

I’m sure that being sunk did not make it lighter!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 1012 days ago

Awesome, thanks for the post and the pics. That is a huge log. I am sure it will make a lot of good projects, did you have to use scuba equipment to get it out?

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#4 posted 1012 days ago

No SCUBA equipment needed, We just waded into the creek, put a log drag on, and pulled up on land. In the water it didn’t weigh nearly as much, it could be moved by hand. Once on land, tractor was the only way to handle it.

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#5 posted 1012 days ago

I’m not sure who wouldn’t call that a woodworking project! I saw with an alaskian mill, but I’m just getting to old. I don’t really have room for a bandsaw mill, but I might need to push one of the gardens out of the way :-)

Thats a couple nice looking boards!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#6 posted 1011 days ago

Love the story, love the pics. Thank you for posting.

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#7 posted 1011 days ago

Very nice boards. Which creek did that come out of? I’m asking to see if I need to find me a few too :D

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#8 posted 1010 days ago

It came from the Muckalee Creek, But caution, You must have a permit to remove logs from any Georgia river and creek bottoms. State seems to think they own it all.

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#9 posted 1010 days ago

Oh great. And my in-laws have a place on the Muckalee Creek

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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