New Toy #4: Milling a nice size Elm log

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Blog entry by alaskan79 posted 11-16-2009 04:04 AM 1415 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well I got all the logs milled. Had 39 total logs and got about 2000 BF of lumber. Of that I have about 600 BF of Hard Maple and about 600 BF of Cherry. The rest is Poplar, White Pine, Elm, Hemlock, and one that I am not sure what it is. My dad thinks it is Ironwood all I know is that it has some real nice fiqure and a little pink hue to it. Still got some logs at my dads that I need to mill. They are White Cedar and some more Hard Maple. Here is a couple pictures of me milling that nice size Elm that I had it was 27” on the big end. Got boards that are 14” wide from it and 12’ long

A picture from the back end showing the big end of it.

A side picture.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 07:10 AM

/me drools.

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 08:46 AM

I bet your mystery log is a type of locust.. hard stuff, just like ironwood.. with a pink color. Keep the pictures coming as you process your logs. I think most woodworkers wish they owned a mill, we can all live vicariously through your logging adventures. :)

-- Scott, Colorado

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 08:17 AM

Oh, my God!!!! Repeat that about a hundred times and you’ll almost know what’s going through my mind. You’re a jerk, I’m jealous;-) WOW, that looks like fun!

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#4 posted 03-22-2010 05:12 PM

It really is a lot of fun milling your own logs. Getting ready to start milling for the season. I plan on doing milling for other people. Still got the cedar and hard maple at my dads to mill. As soon as the frost is out of the ground and can get to the woods will be doing it. I know I have some more trees at the father-in-laws that I will be getting. some more cherry a couple of large beech and another big elm.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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