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Forum topic by Woodelf posted 12-27-2012 06:42 AM 450 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodelf

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12-27-2012 06:42 AM

Greetings, I have some alder trees to cut from the creek bed (they may cause flood problems, have in the past) difficult to access except by foot… I wonder if anyone has had any experience with ripping planks or cants from alder using a two person cross cut saw. And if this is feasible which model might be best. The trees are 2’+ in diameter and so would be excellent to harvest for solid body guitars among other uses… THanks for any input or answers… Kevin


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#1 posted 12-27-2012 06:49 AM

I think you’ll find that getting a portable saw mill to come in and mill your logs will be a much better alternative. Use a two man rip saw will take a very long time and a lot of sweat, plus you’ve got to have a buddy to handle the other end and it would be pretty tough to find anyone who’d be willing to share the work to do it that way…

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

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WDHLT15

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 12:49 PM

I agree with Herb. You will be surprised at how fast a portable sawmill will crank out lumber.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln

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