Length of log for sawmills

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Forum topic by benduty posted 12-22-2013 03:43 AM 1459 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-22-2013 03:43 AM

My folks had a big white oak cut Friday . After I cut up and hauled the limbs I was left with a pretty strait 14’ log. I am trying to find a woodmizer owner that will come to me, but that’s turning out pretty difficult . My question is assuming I will have to take the log to them, how long does the log need to be to be milled? I was once told the logs had to be at least 8 ft long, which means I wouldn’t be able to cut the log down without being left with a 6 ft log I won’t be able to mill. Thanks for the help.

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#1 posted 12-22-2013 03:50 AM

Leave it long if you can load it to be hauled. The sawyer will know how to cut it to best fit his mill. I can cut 7’ logs on my mill. 6 foot logs cause me fits.

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 02:33 AM

My Woodmizer works on anything 4’ or longer. Shorter is doable but a PITA.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 03:35 AM

You should seal the ends of the wood asap to minimize cracking. You can use endseal or latex paint will work.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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