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Forum topic by Pendragon1998 posted 174 days ago 407 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pendragon1998

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174 days ago

My grandmother has lived in her home for decades. For my entire life, I have enjoyed (and climbed) a huge Magnolia in her yard. We are sort of friends, this tree and I. This winter, it appears that the noble tree has lost its battle with the elements and she may have it cut in spring. I was considering asking her to have the tree men leave a section of trunk in her garage for me to pick up. I would enjoy having something made of that tree to remember her by when she is gone. Is this worth doing, in terms of the quality of Magnolia lumber?

I am not sure how to get it sawn or transported (she is in NC and I am currently in MS).

-- "I am always doing what I can't do yet in order to learn how to do it." - Van Gogh, September, 1885


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HerbC

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#1 posted 174 days ago

As I understand it, Magnolia is generally quite nice.

There’s plenty of people who own and operate bandmill sawmills in North Carolina. You should be able to set it up to have the log/logs milled into lumber which would be much easier to transport than logs.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Sillen

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#2 posted 174 days ago

Interesting
I asked a similar question elsewhere yesterday but am interested in turning a piece

A friend posted this link
http://www.zibbet.com/dpdevendra/artwork?artworkId=1062160

so it seems is ok for bowls

-- Nick [aka Sawdust Maker, Sydney, Aus]

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WDHLT15

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#3 posted 173 days ago

Wood is very similar to yellow poplar. In fact, yellow poplar is in the magnolia family.

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

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