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12-24-2009 06:06 PM

We are building a home near Ft. Knox in KY. We have a beautiful poplar log that we want to have cut and dried for a mantle piece but cannot find anyone who can assist us. Do you have any recomendations or suggestions for people in the area?

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 06:19 PM

Ken, I have not found anyone in this area that has a sawmill or dryer. I am in Louisville. Dan

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 07:35 PM

Here is a list on the woodweb of custom sawyers/driers I saw several listings for Kentucky. There is probably one near you.

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#3 posted 12-25-2009 02:47 AM

Ken, you might want to give Marty Shell at 859-265-0504 a call. He is located in Harrodsburg and sells portable sawmills. He may be able to direct you to someone who can handle this for you.

But with only 1 log it is going to be hard to find someone. I am located in Frankfort and several years ago I had to remove a cherry and 2 ash trees from my property. I was unable to find anyone willing to mill them and the trees were cut for firewood.

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

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#4 posted 12-25-2009 03:11 AM

Get out the chainsaw and some wedges!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#5 posted 12-25-2009 03:28 AM

I’m with miles on this. Cut to length, cut some grooves to get it square, knock them out with a chisel , seal the ends and set aside to cure. Form to fit later…........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 12-25-2009 05:44 AM

Should cut it on one side of the pith (center). It will probably split on the center line if yoiu don’t.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-25-2009 07:11 AM

There is another LJ right in your area with a sawmill.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#8 posted 12-29-2009 09:37 AM

Try this forum the guys with the mills hang ot here
good luck

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 05:16 PM

Hello Ken,
I can mill it for you but don’t have a kiln to dry it. You can contact my brother at 270-737-7030 M-F, 8 am to 5 pm and ask for Johnny. He knows a man on Ford Hwy. that has a sawmill and vac kilns that could possibly fix you up.

-- Wonderful new things are coming! - God

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#10 posted 01-03-2010 05:47 PM

Go to the Woodmizer web site and see if they can recommend anyone in your area.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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