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Blog entry by wilbur23 posted 358 days ago 1100 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a friend of mine had 13 pine trees 60+feet tall that he wanted cut down.Biggest was 37 inches at stump. He asked if i wanted them for my wood stove and i replied no but i can cut them on the sawmill! His grampa planted the trees when he was 5yrs old. they didnt look like much to start out with but by the time they were all cut down and stacked up i had 13 logs 12.5 feet long and 49 logs 8.5 foot long. I plan on cutting them into lumber in the next couple weeks. I am figuring i will have a solid 3days of cutting! I wonder how many bird houses i could make I usualy air dry all my lumber that i cut on mill but with these im goin to kiln dry them. Seems to make a much better piece of wood when its kiln dried. It seems any pine that i cut and air dry will cup/warp very bad and has much longer cracks on eaither ends also. We will see…....



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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 358 days ago

congrats on the wood.sounds like you got a lot more work to do…..

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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wilbur23

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#2 posted 358 days ago

very true! i have made a lot of projects with warped boards. just adds character!

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 358 days ago

Serious amount of lumber. I would never pass on that either. Better to have than have not.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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NormG

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#4 posted 356 days ago

Congrats and great idea to not air dry them

-- Norman

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