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#1 posted 10-03-2007 04:16 AM
What are you going to make from the trees…:)
-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org
#2 posted 10-03-2007 04:56 AM
Hi Bob,Don’t know yet, but I told Josh I wanted anything straight cut in 5 foot lengths and stacked south of the construction site. When they (Tree People) leave, I’ll be out there with my can of paint sealing the ends.I’m going to be resawing and turning for years to come! Do you know if the wood from the dead tree is acceptable to use?
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#3 posted 10-03-2007 05:07 AM
Make some lumber boards also.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware email@example.com †
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#4 posted 10-03-2007 02:28 PM
Calgirl, dead trees sometimes come with a condition called “spalting” and can produce some spectacular effects in the wood grain. Google “spalted wood” for some examples. I’ve also seen many projects here using spalted wood. Beautiful stuff! Take a log from one and split it to see if it has spalted.
Unfortunately Florida also produces a lot of bugs too. So check the lumber closely before bringing it indoors.
Your photos are a little blurry but the trees look like pine. They might not be worth the trouble but will work real well in a campfire with a few friends and a cold bottle of wine! Waste not…Right?
-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!
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#5 posted 10-03-2007 05:00 PM
I use a great many dead and salvage trees. You can find some great lumber in them. As with any logs you harvest yourself they will need to to be graded by someone (probly you) to determin the quality and soundness for your intended purpose. I use a lot of salvage logs that once hade bugs in them and produce a line of furniture called “Tree Bones”. I’am sure you will find many uses for your wood,have fun with them.
-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info
#6 posted 10-03-2007 08:51 PM
Thanks Ron & DADOO for all the information on “dead tree” wood. It is very useful and if I find some spalting, I’ll be sure to build something which shows it off…..and post the project on “Lumberjocks”. This site, and it’s members is a gold mine to me. What a great service they provide. Again, thanks.
The one tree which is behind my house that will be removed and is not pictured in my future workshop photos is only half-dead. Josh says it has some kind of virus coming from the ground, because it is dying bottom up. So I will have two deadish trees to work with.
It rained hard again last night and the city has some flooding. I’m sure I have a pond behind the garage where the workshop is going but I don’t want to look. After a year and a half of planning, I’m finally ready to build and we’re hit with an extended, heavy rain storm. Such is life. Glad I’m not a child and have, at my age, just a smidgeon of patience!
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#7 posted 10-03-2007 09:04 PM
Maybe while you are building your shop, you can put in some drainage pipes to pull the water away from the shop and house and out to the gutter. Then you would not have to worry about any more ponds.
I am looking forward to seeing your projects made from the trees.
-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com
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#8 posted 10-04-2007 12:32 AM
I am like TreeBones, putting wood that could have been wasted to a good use (I am an urban logger). As a matter of fact I followed a link from his site awhile back is how I found this site. You are doing good by coating the ends, keep them up off the ground and make something nice from them. Spalting is cool too, I have several logs right now I am letting spalt for later milling.
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#9 posted 10-04-2007 12:43 AM
They look like great birdhouse post to me.
-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866
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#10 posted 10-04-2007 03:31 PM
I love the smell of chainsaw exhaust in the morning!
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)
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#11 posted 02-04-2009 05:58 PM
I made an adirondack chair from a dead austrian pine I had. I milled it with my chainsaw, let it dry out in the sun, made the chair, primed it and painted it. It’s gonna be outside anyway, right? Comfy, too.
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