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Forum topic by Timberwerks posted 02-25-2014 09:44 PM 1388 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2014 09:44 PM

Butt slabs are 3” thick 32”- 36” wide x 9’ long. Crotch slabs are 3.5” thick, 42” – 50” wide X 7’ long. Sawed Fall of 2013 asking $100 for crotch slabs and $150 for butt.


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#1 posted 02-25-2014 09:52 PM

Nice looking and good price, but way too thick.

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#2 posted 02-25-2014 09:58 PM

The butt slabs are ideal at 3”. The crotch slabs were milled at 3.5” for a wood turner that lost his shop. He would cut out the figured areas and use them to turn segmented bowls.


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#3 posted 02-25-2014 10:15 PM

beautiful slabs for a workbench top…

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#4 posted 02-25-2014 10:16 PM

That’s was my first thought, too, Smitty.

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#5 posted 02-25-2014 10:51 PM

I cut a big Burr oak in the spring. It brought 1132 dollars at the stave mill. It had 72 feet of marketable logs in it. There is one more down by the river. I only cut it because it was going bad.

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#6 posted 02-25-2014 11:20 PM

Gorgeous slabs! Those would make for an awesome bench top… In another three years…

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#7 posted 02-25-2014 11:26 PM

Moisture content is already down to 16%. Tree was dead and sat for two years before milling.


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