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01-06-2016 08:00 PM

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Just got back from the saw mill I mentioned in a blog back in July. I finally got my silver maple logs cut into lumber. I had three good size logs, took the cutter about an hour to cut them and I ended up with 18 excellent pieces of wood! He is even going to dry them for me. All for 50.00 dollars. I think I done good on this, what do you think. I was expecting a white colored wood but when the cutting was done I was really surprised, beautiful grain patterns. sort of a dark honey brown.

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#1 posted 01-06-2016 08:18 PM

ya know how many board feet ya yeilded? im thinking yer gettin a good deal.
ive read experienced sawyers can be surprised with what the lumber inside a log looks like.
personally ive only milled a few logs(chainsaw milljng). its like opening up presents on christmas.

love your tagline. reads like a sam maloof quote.

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 08:29 PM

Sounds like a good deal to me Jeff, especially with the drying. Without knowing the lumber size or board feet It’s hard to tell even though I’m not that familiar. You will have to show a couple pics when you get it back. I cut 18’’-20’’ logs on my bandsaw and love seeing the character in it when done.

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 09:17 PM

Sorry, I don’t know the board feet. Looks like a lot to me though. Dave, I said the same thing today, “like opening up a christmas present”. Everyone told me it would be white, even the sawyer. He even looked shocked when he looked at it. Can’t wait to get it back and have some fun with it.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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