|Project by FordMike||posted 04-26-2010 03:53 AM||2457 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
What ever I’ve done too deserve good Karma/Blessings etc… Thank You!!!! This tree has been a been a pleaseure to do, after overcoming the language barriers. The people are a nice as you could ever hope to meet. They insisted on doing all of the cleanup themselves, and helped me load the slabs into my truck, kept me supplied in cold beverages (after all it reached 80 gegree today) The tree turnout exceptional . The middle four slabs (#2 thru #5) are quarter sawn and the upper and bottom full slab( #1 and #6 are flat sawn but can be re-sawn into 3”wide by 2” showing great fleck. All in all we netted 250bf on 24” wide slabs. The ring count is a lot closer on this tree and the wood is denser/heavier. I have decided that 3”thick slabs 24” wide and 8’ long are the maximum this old body can handle alone. To those that have never worked with Sycamore you owe it to yourself to try it. Its dries quickly once dry stays fairly straight, has great color and the Ray and Fleck with a good oil finish can be 3D. I wish there was a better market for it, but I’ve been surprised with the response to the last tree I milled. Anyway thanks for the encouragement from everybody. And I hope the good lord sends you a great tree. Thanks FordMike
PS the only nail I found was when i used one to put the red flag on the load before getting on the freeway home and immediately removed at said desitination. The saw made seven full lenght cuts without needing sharpening.