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08-09-2014 11:37 PM

I have a Hickory Log that was just cut down 35 “(with bark) in diameter and 11’ 8” log I did put Anchor seal on each end. I am not sure if I should have it cut into 3” slabs and let sit for a year or so, or sell whole trunk, if so what would be a fair price for whole log, or have the thing cut into lumber. It is located in Inverness Fl. and I have some other pieces as well I would like to sell or trade/barter. Photos can been seen on this link. Thanks fo any information.

http://ocala.craigslist.org/mat/4609109719.html


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#1 posted 08-09-2014 11:43 PM

IMO, I would have it milled into lumber. If left as a whole log, it will split due to the different shrinkage of the heartwood and the pith. Also, I think there would be less of a market for slabs than for lumber. FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 08-10-2014 12:17 AM



IMO, I would have it milled into lumber. If left as a whole log, it will split due to the different shrinkage of the heartwood and the pith. Also, I think there would be less of a market for slabs than for lumber. FWIW

- AandCstyle


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#3 posted 08-10-2014 12:19 AM

I have someone interested in purchasing it to mill into lumber, I am not sure what kind of price I should ask as it is, would you have any suggestions, thanks again.

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#4 posted 08-10-2014 12:24 AM



I have someone interested in purchasing it to mill into lumber, I am not sure what kind of price I should ask as it is, would you have any suggestions, thanks again. If I have it cut into slabs it will be within a month or two, and then seal ends and such with anchor seal.

- Stpetesal


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#5 posted 08-10-2014 01:15 AM

As a log, if it was sold on the timber market, it would be worth about $320/thousand board feet here in GA. That log would yield about 300 board feet, so as a raw log it is worth about $100.

As lumber or slabs, it would be worth much more, but then, there is a whole lot of work to do before being able to make that money. For good grade hickory lumber that was kiln dried to 8% and planed, I would sell it for $3.75 per board foot. However, I have very few customers asking for hickory, so it might be a hard sell and I might have to sit on the lumber for a long time before possibly getting any money.

Hickory is difficult wood to work with for the average woodworker.

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

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