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Posted on Milling lumber near Fort Knox Kentucky - need market

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#1 posted 10-31-2007 07:38 PM

Praki, we’re near E’town.

Bob #2, Canada? I don’t know. I’ll have to give that some consideration. We don’t have a grader so sorting into FAS, etc. doesn’t seem practical. We need to sell all of this rough-cut as all we have is a small planer that’s not up to jobs this size. I’ve been keeping my eyes open for good crotches and stumps. But stumps are full of rocks and also a lot of work. Our mill can only cut boards 24” wide (31” log) so we’re limited to smaller stumps and crotches at this time. I hope to remedy this next year because we have access to the biguns and a large burl that I’d like to do. We’ve been given standing trees that are 4-5’ dbh. They’re still standing and will be until we get some way to deal with them.

I was hoping to custom cut for waiting customers and load on the spot. There’s going to be leftovers – much of which will be high-grade so some pictures of that would be a good idea.

I guess what I’m saying is we need input and would prefer having the experts (customers) tell us how they want it done. You see, we’ve been at this a while but we’ve mainly been cutting lumber for barns, etc.. We’ve done a fair amount for a few local woodworkers but our capacity exceeds their demand. We’ve done some homework, and feel like we’re ready to move into the furniture market but don’t want to cut a lot of good lumber and just sit on it. Also funds are low (ok, we’re poor) so we’d like a quick turn-around.

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