Wind storm damage 9-2008

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Project by James Lango posted 09-22-2008 06:45 AM 3423 views 6 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hurricane IKE. This Cherry was weak at the base, but totally clear and straight to 20’ up! She wasn’t going to be firewood if I could help it. Turned out around 20 – 1 3/8” thick x 6,10,and 12” wide boards 8’ long. Beautiful straight grain with no knots.
Going to be nice to build something with this..


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#1 posted 09-22-2008 06:59 AM

Nice “find”, I hope that’s not your car.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 09-22-2008 07:02 AM

You should get a truck. From the photo, it doesn’t look like your car is ideal for hauling those logs.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 09-22-2008 07:06 AM

Kind of reminds me of my car two weeks ago dodgin a big deer, which was totalled and myself almost, it was kind of unusual the way Ike took a big turn around Houston and headed your way, we did not get much rain or anything here in Central Texas…Good find and put it to good use…

Be well…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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James Lango

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#4 posted 09-22-2008 07:16 AM

Funny Blake!! – i thought i could strap em down on the roof and hit the road but something went wrong. No was not my car.


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#5 posted 09-22-2008 01:42 PM

I have to agree, I think you have exceed the weight of the roof. Next time try using a truck to haul a log that size. Hope thats not your car, or if it is you have good insurance. Looks like your going to get some good wood.

-- Bud -

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#6 posted 09-22-2008 04:07 PM

Nice attitude and great save! Some saying about lemon and lemonade is appropriate here…keep us posted on the wood’s future.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#7 posted 09-22-2008 04:15 PM

I am glad to see you making some benefit from Ike. So far that is not the case from me. I have cut up nine pine trees so far, but yet to have the opportunity to carve up a nice hardwood. Enjoy the wood.

-- Scott in Texas

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#8 posted 09-22-2008 04:18 PM

Would not be the first time I have seen people trying to haul something too big for their vechicle.

You know what they say. When life gives you cherry’s…......... make a jewelry box.

-- With more power you can make toothpicks faster

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 09-22-2008 04:31 PM


-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 09-22-2008 04:46 PM

I didn’t know Japanese sawhorses had wheels! Where’s its mate?

Do you use the Alaska mill a lot? I have one of those and it’s great. Great save of the wood!

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#11 posted 09-22-2008 06:15 PM

Or at least get a roof rack. That will protect the paint.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 09-23-2008 01:04 AM

Nice score! Those logs make the Mazda look good.

What type of saw are you using?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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James Lango

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#13 posted 09-23-2008 06:02 AM

Im currently using a small saw. It’s a Stihl 038AV. It’s a late 80’s model but puts out alittle over 70cc’s. She does pretty good- but im curious to see what a 064, or 088 would do!


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#14 posted 09-24-2008 04:56 AM

Janes, I’m a little south of you, and saw reports of damage in Ohio. My inlaws were with out power untill Saturday (about a week).

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#15 posted 09-24-2008 05:25 AM

Good catch. Good luck on the furniture pieces to come out of that log.

-- 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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