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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 05-09-2012 01:19 PM

I had a diseased oak cute down on my property some years back. The sawyer was smart enough to realize the lower 18 feet or so of the trunk was in very good shape for milling (about 3’ across). I had it sawn by a guy with a Woodmizer, then kiln dried at a local sawmill. Made some neat stuff with the wood, including some of the house trim when we remodeled it. The folks who eventually bought the place thought it was really cool. Also worked with sassafras (once). I thought it was more like working poplar, somewhat on the softer side of hardwoods….but what really grabbed my attention was the absolutely wonderful aroma from milling it. Hard to describe, maybe a root beer like smell…but really great.

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