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#1 posted 12-17-2007 07:28 PM

Everyone has great ideas. I came across some firewood cutters that had cut down a four foot diameter western big leaf maple and could see the fiddle back figure in there split wood and almost cried. I lost it, scolded them (to put it lightly) for cutting it down and the three big guys just stood back as I puled up to there pile of 18” rounds and loaded my truck until it was full. They knew I was a nut. I made 5/4 X 18” flitch cut boards that went to a violin maker, there blanks are 1-1/8” X 3” X 15” and they sold for $50.00 each for the fiddle back blanks. You can find some real nice wood in salvage logs. So theres no question the short material can be used for more than firewood. It takes a little more time for me to clamp and set the round for cutting but it was well worth it. You can contact Wood Mizer and they can fix you up with a sawyer near you.

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

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