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Project by TreeBones posted 2502 days ago 8177 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just one log from a tree I am milling and will get around 2000 bdft of quarter sawn 4/4. It is some real nice material with a light brown color full of tiger stripes. It will take a year for it to air dry before using. I also cut some nice 8/4 live edge slabs for table tops. More photos here: http://westcoastlands.net/QuarterSawnOakSale.html

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info





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Wooder

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#1 posted 2502 days ago

Very cool!!! What a great gloat!!!

Jimmy

-- Jimmy

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Kaleo

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#2 posted 2502 days ago

Nice looking wood, I was under the impression that it takes 1 year plus another year for every inch of thickness in order to air dry timber. Just wondering? But man does it look great.

-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com

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Mario

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#4 posted 2502 days ago

that tree is amazing!!! what is the diameter of the trunk?

-- Hope Never fails

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#5 posted 2502 days ago

Can I visit you some day? I can work free with your tools from dawn til dusk. Just pay the airfare.

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#6 posted 2502 days ago

Zounds, what a great looking tree stump! Good luck and show us a project or two from this beautiful wood species!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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mot

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#7 posted 2502 days ago

Wow! That’s a very cool process! Nice log!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 2501 days ago

What o gloat!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Paul

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#9 posted 2501 days ago

Very nice wood. I’m sure the reality of the work strain on my 45 year old desk-jockey body would change my perspective quickly. But I actually daydream about having one of those machines and a large barn to air dry the lumber in behind a good size free-standing shop.

-- Paul, Texas

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TreeBones

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#10 posted 2501 days ago

This wood will air dry to under 7% in a little less than one year (at my location), two inch stock will take another six months. I have more information on air drying here: http://westcoastlands.net/SawmillAirDrying.html . The trunk on this tree was over 50 inch in diameter and I have to rip it in half before it will fit on my mill. Lots of hard work, if it doesn’t kill me it’ll keep me kicking a little longer. I made all my kitchen cabinets from Black Oak but have not figured out how to post more photos on this comment.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 2501 days ago

that’s great info re: drying
Thanks

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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RJones

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#12 posted 2501 days ago

Dang could I find some uses for that!!! Are you selling any of that?

-- http://rjoneswoodworks.com/

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Joel Tille

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#13 posted 2501 days ago

Very nice!! Any table with wood like that as a top will be the envy of the whole neighborhood.

I have a walnut tree a friend gave me after they cut it down last fall. Need to get it milled.

Post a new project, would like to see your kitchen cabinets.

-- Joel Tille

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TreeBones

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#14 posted 2501 days ago

rj,
Freight might be prohibitive.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#15 posted 2501 days ago

Beautiful wood, you’re right most people dont know the work involved in milling that stuff. My gramps had an old mill that he hooked up to the flywheel on the johndeer with a big leather strap. It was work. You’re still a lucky guy. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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