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PaBull

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10-11-2011 05:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ash trunk milling

Someone from our church came to me last Sunday and offered me an Ash Tree. It is cut down and in his back yard. From what I understand (I have not seen the tree) it is about 2’ round. I would love to take him up on his offer. I was thinking of cutting the trunk 12’ long. I can get it to a mill, but what mill will do this kinna stuff and what do I expect to pay a mill?

Thanks for your input, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower


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rustfever

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#1 posted 10-11-2011 05:18 PM

In Central Cal, I pay $75/hr for a Wood Mizer LT40 with operator and laborer. I take the logs to them. They would be able to slab out and convert into 1” (4/4) lumber in less than an hour. I retrieve the slab cuts and use for fire wood.
Don’t forget to seal the ends of the log ASAP.
Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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rance

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#2 posted 10-11-2011 05:29 PM

Some mills will not cut residential trees because of the likelyhood of nails in the log. You might be liable for buying him a new blade. I’m not saying don’t move ahead, just keep this in mind. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 10-11-2011 05:58 PM

Just got a call:” We went ahaed and cut it in 18” sections for you already…. to help you out”.

So never mind. Thanks for the help.

:-(

Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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hairy

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#4 posted 10-11-2011 06:53 PM

You have to be careful about ash. It’s quarantined in many places because of the emerald ash borer.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp=bvre&cp=19&gs_id=y&xhr=t&q=ash+tree+quarentine&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&source=hp&pbx=1&oq=ash+tree+quarentine&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=ebaa3ff8b466872e&biw=933&bih=481

I recently brought home a truck load that was cut into firewood size pieces.I don’t use many big, long boards. It was maybe 1 mile from home.If I had to go out of county to get it, I would leave it alone.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#5 posted 10-11-2011 11:08 PM

Doggone it, sometimes the best intentions have the worst outcomes. Better luck next time.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

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#6 posted 10-11-2011 11:45 PM

congrat´s with the offer Pabull
bummer they was tooo freindly the wrong place :-(

better luck next time

Dennis

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 10:32 AM

That sounds like I need to go to church… I find wood in the street, you go to church sit on a bench and comes home with fresh milled wood. Who is the clever guy?
Big smile, congrat,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#8 posted 10-12-2011 04:19 PM

Mads, you said it. http://www.victorious.org/whygo.htm, but don’t go there for the Ash Tree though.

Dennis, I already build a large family table out of this trunk in my head, it was a beauty!

Nomad62, I visited my brother back in Holland last year and saw all the trees he had cut up and had laying around his shop (he is a professional artist wood and metal worker) and I was jealous, I wanted cut up trees around my shop too.

Well Hairy, maybe it was not meant to be.

Thanks Rustfever and Rance for your advice, hopefully I will need it some day.

Thanks for your comments, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#9 posted 10-12-2011 05:45 PM

I really don’t get it… There is nothing written about wood there!
I’m a big beliver in life as you know, but do not belong in my heart to a special religion, even I acually am babtised and a member of the church here.
Every place where people will share their love is a church for me and a place where I will be happy to be with them.
BTW just wrote your name on a pack here…
Smiles,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#10 posted 10-12-2011 06:47 PM

Mads, I truly love you dearly as a far-away-friend. I don’t want to upset you, and I know I don’t when I tell you what I am excited about. Actually many so called “Christians” could take an example of you and how you care for people.

AND Mads, I can’t wait to see whats coming, what you are sharing with me. I owe you big time for this.

Yours, Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#11 posted 10-12-2011 09:57 PM

Just as an FYI – I have convinced our church that it is time to take down a very large oak tree. The trunk is straight and true and has a 98” circumference (diameter of 32”). By my calculations we will be getting over 1200 board feet out of the trunk. The branches will be cut up for firewood.

In my mind I see a spectacular conference room table with QS 10/4 lumber from that tree. However, working with wood that big and heavy will present some very difficult challenges. I’m sure we would have the lumber to make a 6’ by 20’ table. WOW!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#12 posted 10-12-2011 10:58 PM

Rich : wait a min. there will be a lot of usefull wood in the branches too
if some of the branches have grown bend or loike an albow etc. they cuold be worth a good deal with a boatbuilder
I know they always trying to get those here in Denmark when they restore the old tallships
but they want to see them before they buy …. I have been told
so maybee if you are near a harbor that have such a shipyard …. just a thought

Dennis

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mafe

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#13 posted 10-12-2011 10:58 PM

Ok Rich I might go to church this weekend.

Bas, you did not upset me my dear friend, I am a big smile, even bigger after your words. Thank you.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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PaBull

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#14 posted 10-12-2011 11:59 PM

Rich, we will look for that big 20’ church table here on LJ.

Dennis, you think like a Dutchman, use every speck of wood on the tree.

Mads, will you be looking for the church with the biggest trees in the front yard? LOL!

Pb.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 10-13-2011 12:46 AM

just hate to see good oak goes to firewood even though its gooood firewood :-)

but maybee you are right …. look out for a litte DIY blog in the near future
allmost have all the photo´s ready ….. but still the major task of writing … lol

Dennis

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