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Forum topic by Curtis posted 07-26-2014 01:49 AM 498 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Curtis

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07-26-2014 01:49 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple milling turning

Any ideas how I should mill this Red Maple. I’m not sure if there is a nice bowl waiting to come out of this thing or should I have it milled for cutting boards? Should I try and git a table top or two out of it??? Sorry I can’t get thr pictures to turn the right way.

-- Col 3:23


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CharlesA

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 02:43 AM

To get your pics to show up the right way, open them in a viewing program on your computer and rotate them until they are oriented the correct way. Then close them, saving if necessary—on my preview on my Mac I don’t even have to save them.

If they already show up the right way, rotate them anyway. Then when you import them in LJ, they’ll show up correctly. Not sure why this is a problem, but I take pics with my iPhone, and often they will be rotated 90° off even though they display the correct orientation on my computer. So I just rotate them 90° and then right back to where they were. Then they’re right. No idea why.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 02:56 AM

I certainly would, if I had the resources available. Is that a big cedar beside the maple? You never know when you’re going to find some really beautiful grain in a maple until you mill it.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 03:00 AM

My bad, you said could, not should. I would start by checking out the wood-Mizer site to see if there are any local guys with band saw mills in your area. You could also invest in a big chainsaw and chainsaw mill to mill the whole thing yourself.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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Curtis

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 03:20 AM

Yes Richardwotton that is a big Cedar next to it. I was fighting a woods fire and the guy had it in his front yard. He said to many branches where broken after the ice storm so he cut it down. He gave me all 3 logs for free. He said if I didnt want them he would just burn them! That cedar is 28”! My neighbor just got a wood mizer Lt 40 I think. We were just not sure how to get the best looking lumber.

-- Col 3:23

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