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11-30-2015 10:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cherry urban logging drying lumber

This post probably doesn’t add a lot of value to the site, but my wife doesn’t appreciate how awesome this is so I’m gloating to you guys instead.

I have a coworker that had a smallish (12-13”) cherry tree down on his property and he asked if I wanted it since I was into woodworking. I jumped on it and managed to cut the main trunk into three 9ft sections. I also snagged a crotch cut and a burl for turning. I had planned on dragging them with a 4 wheeler and winching them up into the bed of my truck, but my buddies looked at it and decided they could simplify things. Before I could even jump in to help, they hoisted up the first log and took off. So, naturally, I stood back and took pictures.


(Despite the awkward postures, no buddies were harmed in the loading of this log.)

My local sawyer charged me $60 (!) to put them through his woodmizer, and now I have something like 150 bf of really nice looking cherry stacked and drying in my basement. About 1/4 of the boards have some nice speckling from gum deposits. I really like the look of those ones.



(Sorry, the camera phone really sucks in basement conditions)

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 10:41 PM

Nice!

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 11:19 PM

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(Sorry, the camera phone really sucks in basement conditions)
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That’s ok, because you gat a big ol’ YOU SUCK on this haul !!!
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You done good, Son !
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#3 posted 11-30-2015 11:28 PM

Wish I had a truck sometimes for things like this. Nice score, should make for some nice lumber once dry. Did you paint/seal the ends?

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#4 posted 12-01-2015 12:51 AM



Wish I had a truck sometimes for things like this. Nice score, should make for some nice lumber once dry. Did you paint/seal the ends?

- bobasaurus

I used to drive a little VW Jetta. When the transmission completely died I sold it as a parts car for $1k. Turned around and bought the chevy for $1300 – steeply discounted for massive dents, cigarette smoke, lack of mirrors, and two bullet holes. I removed all the bumper stickers, got rid of the cigarette smell, and put mirrors and a new bumper on it. Its still ugly, but it runs great and opens up opportunities to acquire lumber, collect cheap CL machines, and induce eye rolls from my neighbors.

I did paint the ends. I used some latex primer from a previous project. I remembered it being super thick, so I figure it will work pretty well.

Also, my wife is half Mexican, and she says there is no way I’m that happy. I’ll have to take her word for it, but I’m pretty freaking stoked about it.

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 01:09 AM

Jon slap some enamel on those logs or anchor seal. Latex doesn’t get the job done as well.

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 03:07 AM

What have you got there for stickers? Looks like angle iron painted blue.

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#7 posted 12-01-2015 03:18 AM



What have you got there for stickers? Looks like angle iron painted blue.

Hahaha. Its actually pine. I ripped a few 2×4s down to 1” widths. If I could abracadabra 2×4s into angle iron, I’d be quitting my day job.

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#8 posted 12-01-2015 02:43 PM

sweet!

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#9 posted 12-01-2015 08:11 PM

Dude, did you say “bullet holes?” The previous owner must have been a real character. As long as there is no blood on the upholstery.

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#10 posted 12-01-2015 11:18 PM



Dude, did you say “bullet holes?” The previous owner must have been a real character. As long as there is no blood on the upholstery.

Well the seats are actually leather, so I think they would’ve cleaned up nicely, but I doubt there was any need. The bullet holes are both near the back of the bed. It honestly looks like he accidentally shot it and then did the other side to match… but I really didn’t ask many questions.

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