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Blog entry by dustyal posted 02-04-2010 04:18 AM 1375 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went to see Avatar 3D… cool movie but all I could think about was an attempt to estimate the board feet you could get out of those trees… and what kind of sawmill would you need to harvest. Continuing, how much should be QSPT (quarter sawn Pandora tree? ) and what kind of grain figure could you expect. Or, do you just grind it up and make paper pulp?

Of course they were big enough that if you trimmed a few limbs, you’d have enough lumber to last a lifetime.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 04:20 AM

I thought I was the only one that thought about weird stuff like that Dusty

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 05:05 AM

LOL.. You might be a LumberJock if…
Still need to get to see that one.

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 02-04-2010 05:25 AM

Al You are weird. See ya Sat.

I guess I need to go see it and see what it’s all about.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 02-04-2010 12:22 PM

I’ve seen the movie. Now you got me thinking about that. LOL..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 02-04-2010 12:28 PM

I am not sure if you would need 3D safty glasses to mill it.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#6 posted 02-04-2010 01:48 PM

The Earthers wore the dust masks so they wouldn’t inhale the little floaty thingies.

If you thought 3D was good try 3D IMAX!

And ignore all the BS about racism and religion. It was just a dang good movie.

My $.03


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#7 posted 02-04-2010 02:00 PM

Now that is funny

-- Walt, Ohio

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#8 posted 02-04-2010 02:26 PM

Sawdust, no IMAX theatres around or I’d go in a heartbeat! Everyone else, if you haven’t seen it, go now, don’t worry about wearing the glasses for 2 1/2 hours (comfy) and imagine how many 11 ft. beds you can make. If you wait for dvd, you will not see the same movie.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#9 posted 02-05-2010 01:52 AM

I’ve seen Avatar at the 3-D Imax two times so far. Anytime I see a movie that is 2 hours and 40 minutes long that doesn’t have me squirming in my seat…and one that doesn’t give me a headache from wearing those 3-D glasses has to be good, no, make that great! Nearest I-Max 3-D is 60 miles away in Metairie, La…but I go there frequently. I am sure I will see it again several more times. The quality of the 3-D is amazing.
My wife and I just got back from 4 days at Disneyworld and Unviersal Studios. Some of their 3-D features were OK but cannot compare.
I also kept thinking “Lumber for Life” everytime I saw those trees! What would it sell for per board ft?

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#10 posted 02-11-2010 12:32 AM

how I went to see avatar remained asleep in the armchair, with the put glasses my wife did not find out, now when you speak about trees and wood believes that I have to see her again … this time I wake up.Cuando fui a ver avatar me quewde dormido en la butaca,con las gafas puestas mi mujer no se entero,ahora que ustedes hablan de arboles y madera creo que tengo que volver a verla…esta vez despierto

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