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D1st

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1191 days ago

So Ive got a poplar log and a maple log that is going to be milled for me. Question is—What do I ask for In the milling process. What type of cuts do I request. Also How Much do I expect to yield from this? Thanks

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rhett

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#1 posted 1191 days ago

Thickness is determined by your shops ability to process big timber. I would just request the lumber be stacked in sequence so all the pieces are bookmatched to the one above and below.

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Barbara Gill

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#2 posted 1191 days ago

As a Sawyer I always want to know what the owner of the log is going tondo with the wood, even down to the specific projects if he knows. For instance will he need some thick stock for legs. If he is going to make something with stile and rail would he like some quarter sawn boards. If you don’t have any specific projects in mind try at least to have some idea of the proportion of 4/4, 5/4’ etc.
Quarter sawn Tulop Poplar has some real nice fine ray fleck not unlike that in quarter sawn cherry. If there are landmarks that indicate there might be some nice figure let the sawyer know you are interested in maximizing that.
Don’t make the mistake of cutting a bunch of thick planks with the intention of having them resawn sometime in the future unless you are willing to wait long enough formthem to air dry completely. Thick planks that are partially dry with more moisture on the inside will often move a lot when resawn.
The yield will depend upon the type of blade. Without the small end diameter inside the bark and the length it is impossible to know the yield. It also depends somewhat on the skill and knowledge of the Sawyer.

-- Barbara

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Barbara Gill

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#3 posted 1183 days ago

It has been 8 days since the above question was posted and answered by two people. Since I was one of them I would be interested in the outcome. Has the author fallen into a abyss?

-- Barbara

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D1st

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#4 posted 1182 days ago

@ Barbara – sorry for no quick response. The contractor who was to mill the wood for me hasnt done so yet and have since had someone break into the residence on the property. I will let you know when the wood is delivered what they cut since I wont be in that area to make sure they give me what i want.. Thanks for checking.

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Barbara Gill

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#5 posted 1182 days ago

Ok thanks. I hope the Sawyer cuts what you asked him to cut.

-- Barbara

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