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Blog entry by sw_iowa_sawyer posted 05-06-2009 06:47 PM 854 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well first off try as she might my hen turkey decoy was unable to attract a mate so the turkey hunting so far has been a bust. But on the bright side I have gotten to spend some quality time with my son which was worth the fortune I spent on camo gear!
So lets see where did I leave off…. oh yeah

Ok so to continue on I took the first pass down the log. On a normal log this would establish a flat reference surface and the the log would be turned and another pass taken to eventually get to a square cant and then I would begin removing boards. This log since I am hoping for some crotch lumber is handled differently.

As the process of removing slabs continues I discover I have a minor issue.

So out comes the chain saw for some log trimming to allow for a few more slabs to be removed.
And while I was at it I thought I would go ahead and get my metal detector out and see if the log has any metal in it.
That’s right a brand new Woodmizer double hard blade “The Worlds Greatest Metal Detector”

OK so I have my metal detector on and I have cut a few more slabs and here is what it looks like

It has a knot about 2’ down from the end of the log not a deal breaker but not exactly what I wanted to see.
So I decided to flip the log over and cut from the opposite side.

That is the story as it sits now when I finished cutting the log to the deck I will finish the story for all who are still interested.

Then maybe if anyone is interested I will start the great 2500.00 white oak log adventure!!!!!

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 07:23 PM

Keep the pictures comming, very interesting


-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 07:29 PM

Now were talking ,looking good

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 07:29 PM

Still interested. And, if you don’t like the knot, send it my way. I’ll take it.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 05-06-2009 11:35 PM

SEND THE KNOT SLAB TO ME! ...oh sorry I got carried away there. Nice grain pattern and can’t wait to see the other side. Thanks!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 05-06-2009 11:41 PM

Ummm $2500. whit oak?? where can i cut those???? If i could get 2500 for a white oak log I wouldn’t have to hide my logging equipment from the bank! lol

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#6 posted 05-07-2009 12:05 AM

That is a beautiful grain pattern, even with the knot. I am looking forward to the next installment.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-07-2009 01:21 AM

Love that knot. Wish I had some of that wood.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 05-07-2009 02:00 PM

Come on man…don’t leave us hanging. Reading you blog about milling is like running my own mill…just with none of the hard work, only pictures of pretty wood.

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