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Forum topic by doyoulikegumwood posted 2301 days ago 853 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doyoulikegumwood

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2301 days ago

ok all i have two very old white pines in my yard that apper to be dieing my question is how do i go about making these tress into lumber i know i have to cut them down but im not sure if you can rent those big saws for doing that and how long do i stack and sticker it for.

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Daren Nelson

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#1 posted 2301 days ago

I bet there is a portable sawmill guy near you. They probably charge about $.25 bft in your area. That is by far the easiest route (and you will get good lumber, they have experience). They can help you with your other questions too.
Contact your states DNR http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/index.html . They will have a list of sawmills. Your local forester can be very helpful too. Here is a short list of sawmills in your state (probably 25%) http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/um/tc_sawmill_drykiln_2006.pdf

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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rikkor

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#2 posted 2301 days ago

Daren, thanks for that link.

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Karson

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#3 posted 2301 days ago

You can also contact Woodmizer and ask them for Woodmizer owners in your area.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Daren Nelson

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#4 posted 2301 days ago

rikkor, no problemo. That would be my suggestion to anyone anywhere, check with your Forestry Dept. (usually a part of the Agriculture Dept.) Most maintain a list of sawmills. I get many referrals from my local forester, people wanting logs sawn bring them to me.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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doyoulikegumwood

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#5 posted 2300 days ago

why thanks i never thought to check thier ill look into it i just hateto see these trees go for fire wood or something they are the biggest pines ive ever seen in my area ones better then 3 feet in diamter and made it thru 3 forest fires in the last 15 years it sad to me that its dieing but i figuer what better use the to let it live on in funature

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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TreeBones

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#6 posted 2300 days ago

You can also give Wood Mizer a call and they will give you a list of sawyers near you, 1.800.553.0182.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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TreeBones

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#7 posted 2299 days ago

I forgot to leave you a link to more information on drying lumber.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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