From Logs To Lumber #1: Just started cleaning up

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Blog entry by alaskan79 posted 05-18-2009 02:30 PM 827 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My Father in law has 23 acres of woods and just started cleaning up all the down and dead trees in it yesterday. So far I have got 7 Hemlock logs that range in size of about 20 inchs in dia. to about 14 inchs. And the length of 12 feet to 6 feet. The reason I have a couple of shorter logs is the tree had a little crook in it, so have to cut the length there so I get the most lumber. Also cut a cherry tree but that is where things got a little interesting. As of this morning it it still hanging in a another tree it was leaning at about a 45 and the father in law told me he also wanted all the leaning trees cut down also. That is going to be todays project to get it down. Walking through the woods I estimate that in the end I will have at least 20 logs total. Will keep you posted as to what type of logs I get and the size.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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#1 posted 05-18-2009 02:53 PM

Henry, sounds like you are going to end up with a nice supply of lumber once these logs are milled. How about posting some pictures when you get a chance?

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#2 posted 05-18-2009 05:33 PM

From what I’ve seen on TV the leaning trees can be dangerous to cut. Be careful out there.

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#3 posted 05-19-2009 05:19 AM

Yah the leaners can be a little tricky to get down. you have to look them over real close to see if their is any loose branchs hanging that can come down. Also I am never in the woods cutting by myself. Just in case something does go wrong there is someone to help.


-- alaskan79, Michigan

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