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Project by douglbe posted 1455 days ago 3771 views 2 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work for a farmer that had a 6 acre wood lot to take out for irrigation pivots. Most of the trees were small and were bulldozed down, but they kept the larger trees for me. I got a real surprise with a 22” diameter Cherry tree with a 20’ trunk they found. I got Cherry, Walnut, Hard Maple, White Ash, and Basswood out of the woodlot. After cutting I ended up with Cherry 500 bd/ft, Maple 475 bd/ft, Walnut 240 bd/ft, White Ash 750 bd/ft, and 550 bd/ft of Basswood. I kept 6 cants out of the Basswood, I might try to sell to Duck decoy carvers. I recently built a Solar Kiln and have 250 bd/ft of the Cherry loaded and drying. My cost – build a Cherry China Cabinet for the farmer. Through this whole process, he said I was like a kid in candy store. Imagine that!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan





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Cozmo35

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#1 posted 1455 days ago

I am jealous!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1455 days ago

Lucky dog…. what a haul!

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

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Lupo

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#3 posted 1455 days ago

Awwwww! I want a farmer like that!

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1455 days ago

Great score it even had labels on it when it was milled you can’t beat that. LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#5 posted 1455 days ago

Oh yeah…....................... That is GREAT !!!

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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grizzman

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#6 posted 1455 days ago

what a beautiful site…a mill…..a huge log…..and lumber to come from it all…..what a score…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1455 days ago

Lucky dawg fer sure!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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dozuki

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#8 posted 1455 days ago

That is a great haul. Your sawmill looks great too my sawmill attaches to my chainsaw. great score

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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Justin

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#9 posted 1455 days ago

I am jealous, I wish I knew a farmer like that that would save me a few trees. Cant wait to see what comes of that wood.

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Dave Price

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#10 posted 1455 days ago

wow that is a great deal

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1455 days ago

stunning….....great score
congrat´s with it
there shuold be for a few year work
in it

Dennis

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mags

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#12 posted 1454 days ago

I am also jealous

-- Nick,Pa.

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Monty Queen

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#13 posted 1454 days ago

Awesome looking wood, and a nice saw mill. You have a great setup.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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BillyJ

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#14 posted 1454 days ago

That is SOOOOOOOO cool. Envious, I am – for sure! I’m glad for you.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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widdle

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#15 posted 1454 days ago

That looks like fun…Good score…

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