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Project by jar944 posted 11-15-2015 02:17 PM 1810 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friends neighbor cleared a lot for a new house and just wanted rid of all the logs. We were able to get a few logs from the pile. I had a local sawer come out yesterday for 5 hours of sawing and there 7 fun hours of stacking and cutting stickers. Not to bad for two days work. We ended up with 2150 bd feet in a mix of mostly 4/4 with some 6/4, 8/4 and a log of 12/4





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 11-15-2015 02:26 PM

That’s quite a load of wood. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 11-15-2015 03:14 PM

What kind of wood is it, Looks like beautiful clear wood. Looking forward to see the countless projects you will make with it. Nice to be able to use wood that doesn’t cost a fortune. I use manly birch wood I cut and saw from my own place. Would love to have some real hardwood.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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jar944

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 03:31 PM



What kind of wood is it, Looks like beautiful clear wood. Looking forward to see the countless projects you will make with it. Nice to be able to use wood that doesn t cost a fortune. I use manly birch wood I cut and saw from my own place. Would love to have some real hardwood.

- bushmaster

It’s all most all poplar, with about 60bd ft of cherry and about the same in oak.

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Ryan

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 05:11 PM

What a lovely lumber it is!!!

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LesB

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#5 posted 11-15-2015 06:58 PM

Great use of wood that could have gone to waste or firewood.
How much did the milling work cost?

My step son lives near Santa Cruz, CA and mills all types of logs he recovers from a variety of sources. While his saws are “portable” he does all his work at his home site. Local arborists are a great source of logs for him.

-- Les B, Oregon

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jar944

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#6 posted 11-15-2015 08:53 PM



Great use of wood that could have gone to waste or firewood.
How much did the milling work cost?

My step son lives near Santa Cruz, CA and mills all types of logs he recovers from a variety of sources. While his saws are “portable” he does all his work at his home site. Local arborists are a great source of logs for him.

- LesB

Yeah I was amazed no one was buying the logs, let alone having to pay 5k to have them cut, and another who knows how much to be disposed of. The owner was thrilled we were just taking them.

The milling was $760 ($0.35 bd ft). I found another local sawer that was $85 per hour, but that was with bringing the logs to him 30 minutes away.

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mikeacg

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#7 posted 11-16-2015 12:16 AM

Can’t wait to see what you make out of all of that lumber! Should keep you busy for a while!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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jar944

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#8 posted 11-16-2015 01:31 AM



Can t wait to see what you make out of all of that lumber! Should keep you busy for a while!

- mikeacg

Thanks, we were busy just stacking it. Using it all up should take a very long time.

I think it should make some interesting projects. The narrow boards are 10-12” and the widest around 24”. As long as the drying doesn’t warp them much it should be interesting.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 11-16-2015 11:32 AM

Very very cool and interesting post.

Well color me jealous. I have been wanting to do the same. But I don’t have the money to hire a person at this point.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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GerardoArg1

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#10 posted 11-16-2015 01:29 PM

Wow! Great harvested! Congratulations

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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AZWoody

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#11 posted 11-16-2015 02:45 PM

Nice job. It’s a lot of work but fun and even more rewarding when you’re going through the lumber after it has dried to find something for a project.

As for warping, just make sure you put as much weight on top as you possibly can.
I use 30 gallon drums of water on top for woods I know will twist and cinder blocks for others.
Always use more than you think you’ll need.

I set stickers on the top, then 2×4s and then I place the weight on top of that.

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#12 posted 11-16-2015 03:31 PM

Very, jealous. Nice work

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Bill_Steele

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#13 posted 11-16-2015 05:58 PM

Nice job—looks like a really nice stack of lumber. It’s nice that you also have those thick slabs—I’ll bet those are heavy! How long do think it will be before you can use the lumber?

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Ken90712

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#14 posted 11-17-2015 06:17 PM

He shoots and he SCORES!!!!! Very nice, that would of been so much fun making slabs out of this logs. Good Job…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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