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    The dust was flying

    My son and I had the pleasure to spend the day with larry and see some cutting of trees to boards, something we had not seen close up and personal before, what a blast, what a great day Cut up somewhere around 15 trees. Cherry, Oak, Walnut, Ash and more. Took the manditory pics to please the picture police so here goes. 1st is a pic of a few of the trees, 2nd is the monster ash (40" at the base) being cut in half by Larry and Chris the sawyer, 3rd is Larry really getting into the tree, 4th is the ash finally split, 5th is half of the ash gong to the saw mill, 6th is making ready for the first cut 7th is cutting ash 8th is a board of ash 9th is some cherry crotch ant last is Larry Jim and Chris sizing up a piece of cherry
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    Last edited by Tom Niemi; 11-24-2008 at 02:55 AM.

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    Some More

    You never know what will turn up deep inside a Log 1st is a square cut nail maybe 5 inches deep into the log 2nd is I think is Hickory 3rd is what came out of it all 4th is another view 5th is as advertised a lot of dust and last is Miss Piggy, the family pet who watched over things the entire time. The wood -Mizer is one heck of a mill, made fast work out of the logs and Chris the sawyer really knew how to use it.
    As I said a great time for all, I received about 112 bf of walnut ( thanks again larry as I did not expect this gift) Larry came out with that trailer load of around 2200bf

    Thanks for looking

    Tom
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    Last edited by Tom Niemi; 11-24-2008 at 03:36 AM. Reason: addition

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    Wow, that does look like some hard work, but also a lot of fun!

    Hey, in the first pic, what is all of that white stuff on the logs



    Not bad weather to be working so hard, much better, IMHO than melting during the summer

    Cheers!
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    Thanks Larry that was fun. Stacked alot of wood, and had fun doing it. Stu that white stuff is wonderful snow, I bet you miss it. Or do you guys get snow in Japan?
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    Snow??? It looked like a white fungus to me

    I'd be nice to have a stack like that in my backyard! Looked like way too much fun!
    Last edited by Royall Clark; 11-24-2008 at 03:52 AM.
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    Wowzers! I must be warped cause that looks like a lot of fun....
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    thanx for the pics, you guys can keep the snow.

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    Hey Jim, we do get it, not every year, in Tokyo, but it does snow, nothing like I was used to in Canada, I do miss it, sometimes
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    How in the world are you suppose to get any bowls out of all those thin boards?

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    Tom,

    Thanks for sharing the photos. My brother has been toying with the idea of buying a portable mill. I don't know if he is looking at something like you used or not. Do you know what the learning curve is for operating such a machine??
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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