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Forum topic by HickWillis posted 06-21-2017 12:56 PM 454 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-21-2017 12:56 PM

My parents have a house on Lake Gaston in NC and are going to be cutting down approx 10-12 trees. I am not sure of all the species yet. I was curious if there was anyone in the area that might want to buy the wood or take down the trees and take the wood. Have to be insured.

-- -Will


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#1 posted 06-21-2017 02:12 PM

Check with Ncwoodworker.net forum, they have a section for sawmills by area

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#2 posted 06-21-2017 02:14 PM

Also, are they yard tree’s or wooded lot? If in a yard, a lot of sawyers will not touch them.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#3 posted 06-21-2017 02:25 PM



Also, are they yard tree s or wooded lot? If in a yard, a lot of sawyers will not touch them.

- bonesbr549

True and if they do touch them they preface it by saying if they hit anything you are buying the replacement blade.

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#4 posted 06-21-2017 02:50 PM

i highly doubt you are going to find a licensed and insured( insurance alone isnt free or cheap) sawmill company or tree servoce company to come and take your trees either for free or pay you for them.
please watch the video to get an understanding of what is involved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTgQHWQoatg

now, if you cut them down, load the logs on a trailer, and take them to the mill, you will find quite a few happy to take them off your hands.

might want to post an add on CL- in the free section.

might be able to get this guy to do it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLjbO1tyElE

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#5 posted 06-21-2017 05:41 PM

Thanks the tips fellas. I’ll check out ncwoodworker and see what they have to say. Was just checking my parents and maybe help out a woodworker.

-- -Will

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#6 posted 06-22-2017 12:05 PM

always good to help out a fellow woodworker! i hope ya find one that would come and get the logs. only reason i posted what i did is because i follow some sawmill forums and have read quite a few folks who got a mill for hobby purposes. they loooooved going and getting free logs…...for a while. then they realized the physical work and time involved.

now, ya might be able to find someone with a portable mill to come and mill it, but depending on how much lumber that would be produced, it could either be a great price or a pretty high price. a neighbor had a portable mill over about a month ago to mill up 2 cherry and 2 oak logs. from what he said, he got about 200 bdft out of them, but it cost him $350 to get it milled.thats $1.75 a bdft.
if he would have had enough for days worth of milling, the price would have been a lot less.
because he only had 4 logs, the sawyer had to charge extra for that small of a job to make it worth his time.
take the logs to the mill and its .30/bd ft.
plus the price of any damaged blades caused by inbedded metal

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