I am not sure anyone even reads these things but I thought I would post another one for those that like this kind of thing.
I have been looking for some red oak logs for quite a while and have been unable to find any.
I finally have found some with the help of a friend. The owners are having some timber work done and have allowed me to get a couple blow downs. They have been down for a year or maybe two but still should produce some good lumber. I pulled 7 logs from the timber with the help of a local farmer and his tractor. The logs were moved to a landing. The 7 logs that I brought out were lined up in a row and then I scaled the logs for the owner so we can settle up.
Of the 7 logs 4 were to big to saw on my mill the biggest being 42” at the butt end. The mill will cut 30” but it is time consuming and difficult to handle that big of a log.
The view from the front the three on the right are small enough to mill. They run 27” and hopefully will produce some good lumber.
The remainder of the logs needed to be split so I went to work with the Stihl 066. If you look close you can see some of the defects from being down this long. Hopefully these can be removed and will still have good quality red oak lumber in them.
I am going to quarter saw the 1/4’s so hopefully they will yield some good lumber as well
I had to have all the lumber inspected by my business partner for her OK
She seems happy with the quality of the lumber so far.
Here is the row that I will mill when I bring in my saw
This was at the end of a long day of rippin red oak logs but running that saw on a perfect spring day was pretty sweet I won’t lie to you!
I was done and just sat down and enjoyed the quiet peaceful surrounding until it was about dark.
It was just a reminder to me to appreciate all the beauty that God created all around us.