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  1. #1
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    Oct 2007
    Indianola, Ia about 12 miles south of Des Moines

    future wood

    I took some vacation between Christmas and new years. I went to my dad's and cut a few trees. I will have them cut into boards later this spring. The morning that I went frost covered everything and it was a beautiful sight. I cut an ash that had about an 18' log and a soft maple that gave me about
    9'. I went back a couple days later and cut another maple because my son wanted to get in some saw time. That was fine with me as his saw with a 25" bar is more than I care to use very long. Let's just say that ibprofin was my freind for a couple of days. I now have 18' of ash, 9' walnut and 25' of soft maple. The first pic is the frost on the trees. The 2nd is the walnut log, 3 and 4 the ash and maple on the trailer and the last is the ash just after it hit the ground. I needed a break.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 003 (600 x 450)frost.jpg   100_0225 (600 x 452).jpg   woodworking 001 (600 x 450)log.jpg   woodworking 002 (600 x 450).jpg   004 (600 x 450)tree.jpg  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Orem, Utah
    Wow - nice haul!

    About you and Ibuprofen being good friends for a couple days ... I hear ya!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Beautiful picture Rex. Can't wait to see the boards all cut up
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Wonderful pics!

    Lots of lumber on the hoof there eh?
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Floydada, Tx
    That will give you some nice lumber

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Des Moines, IA
    Lots of projects in there, Rex. Have fun.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    rex, if yu havnt sealed the ends yu should have.,.makes for better drying with less checking..that walnut looks real nice ,,looks like yu could hav4e gotten a longer log out of it the top end doesnt show any limb growth??? one thing to consider is to have some of it cut into 8/4 it takes longer to dry but if yu need thicker stuff yu have it
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