Wood pile

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Blog entry by bluchz posted 05-24-2009 03:43 PM 1025 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While at work the other day i realized that i might be “sitting on a gold min.” Well not really the old gold mine is about a mile from where i’m working, anyway i was looking at the waste pile near the log loader and saw ’ and 3’ chunks of wood. Most of it was oak but there is some hickory and maple. Most of this stuff is probably firewood quality but there are some short straight pieces. Will these pieces dry here and still be usable for lumber?

ohh and 1 more pic.

My saw is bigger than yours!!!! lol

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 12:21 AM

the rule i always heard is 1” – 1 year in air drying in shaded place seal the ends with wax if nothing else .
so they don’t split ,
if you mill it now , stiker it ,( slats across for air movement ) and let it sit ,
while you ponder what to do with it .
out in the weather they will just dry out and split , and take on any rain and rot .
if nothing else sounds like a good source of firewood !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 01:21 AM

Aww man i’m too lazy for all that anyone see a log they want! lol

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#3 posted 05-25-2009 02:50 AM

Wow it could be a gold mine with lots of hard work.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 10:35 PM

Wet wood is fun to turn if you have a lathe handy, Although about 80% of it could end up on the floor.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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