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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 03-30-2010 04:02 PM 813 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2010 04:02 PM

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My wife and I like to stroll the banks of the Red River here, where the 38-foot crest is about to visit us. I always like to view the aftermath, and one thing the river yields in abundance is the logs from downed trees.
Of course, being a woodworker I’m always casting an eye on them, wondering which way to slice them for best yield, what species of tree it was, and how am I going to get that into the back of my truck!
But there is also another source of lumber, that I had not known of previously, I saw an article in the local paper about Elm cuttings that the city does not know what to do with. They cut 5,000 to 6,000 mature elms down every year due to Dutch Elm disease! And there’s acres of elm cuttings piled high, waiting for processing of some sort or another. In the process of searching for a pic of that woodpile I found an interesting link: http://www.treewise.ca/ded.htm
Has anyone successfully scavenged and milled downed timbers that have floated to shore? I mean, is it worthwhile, or should I give up on the notion of reclaiming found wood?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!


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#1 posted 03-30-2010 06:41 PM

Not at all. Go for it poopiekat. Some of the best lumber going right now is reclaimed lumber from the bottom of Lake Superior over 100 years old.

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#2 posted 03-30-2010 06:50 PM

Thanks, Union! (PSAC here)...yes I know about that old-growth softwood they’re pulling out of the Great Lakes, beautiful, tight-grained stuff it is! For me, it’s mostly about discovering all the unknown species of wood just waiting to be found. Hmmm, I wonder if I’d get in trouble for bringing my chainsaw into a riverside park… and slicing away?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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