Cherry Logs to Flitch

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Project by JJackson posted 06-02-2008 03:49 AM 4727 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the pics of the cherry logs I was referring to earlier. I have decided not to sell them to a veneer mill and go ahead and saw them into flitches. I ended up getting two trees that ended up yielding 7 pcs of butt log. They are perfect! No knots, no shake and no rotting on the inside. I will keep posting pics of the process as I flitch cut them on my mill. Hope you enjoy the pictures.


-- Jeff, Indiana

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#1 posted 06-02-2008 05:07 AM

looks pretty cool.
I hope to someday be able to mill my own lumber.
I like the idea of taking a project from log to completed furniture.

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#2 posted 06-02-2008 06:05 AM

Jeff, great find and good decision to keep the lumber! I look forward to seeing the lumber as you begin cutting it.

Did you happen to get a picture of the tree before it was harvested? That would be way cool!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#3 posted 06-02-2008 06:46 AM

You made the right choice.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 06-02-2008 06:57 AM

Good looking stuff!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 06-02-2008 11:56 AM

I can see some beautiful projects in there. I agree that you made the right decision.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 06-02-2008 12:29 PM

All I can say is WOW!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 06-02-2008 02:21 PM

i’m jealous. those are great. and i love cherry.

-- Joey, Magee, Ms

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#8 posted 06-02-2008 02:33 PM

I live in near Lansing Michigan, not far from Indiana. I would’nt mind the drive. What would you like in trade? MIKE

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

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#9 posted 06-02-2008 05:59 PM

Nice! Good decision. Now I need to go change my shirt that was drenched from drooling.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#10 posted 06-02-2008 10:58 PM

nice looking green wood

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 06-03-2008 02:36 AM

I would love to have them setting in my yard ready to mill, those look like some real beauties. Flitch sawn they will sure be pretty, good call for keeping them…I would pick out one biggin’ that has the pith centered (you have 3 it looks like that would do) and 1/4 saw that puppy.

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#12 posted 06-03-2008 03:11 AM

Drooling. Lot’s of possibilities there. . .

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#13 posted 06-03-2008 06:39 AM

After you mill them, you can donate them to me!! I will gladly accept them!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#14 posted 06-03-2008 06:42 AM

QS Cherry…hoo boy, pass me over that drool rag.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 06-04-2008 12:17 AM

I am envious.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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