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#1 posted 04-09-2007 03:22 PM

Wow, those are some big chunks of oak! You probably need 2 guys just to carry them around.

I agree that sawing into logs is like unwrapping presents. I did 11 oak logs last summer and it should be near useable in a few months (been dyring beside the house since last August). It was great getting under the bark to see a beautiful face on the wood.

It’s a lotta work though, especially a heavy wood like red oak. Worth every minute, though.

I’m thinking of getting a good sized shop bandsaw just so I can make smaller boards from better than average firewood logs. Or heading for an Alaskan chainsaw mill.


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