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    maple logs ready to mill!

    I got the maple logs dropped off this afternoon. It's a beast! The big one is 30" by 9'. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	71642I'll have to do a little surgery on it because it's showing a little metal in the bottom.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	71643 I'm planning on getting it on the mill tomorrow and get ready to slice and dice'er.

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    looks like a nice surprise about to be opened up john
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    Looks good -- tells us how you are going to mill it? width and thickness -- or and cut it up for bowls? What are you going to use to mill it. When my health improves I will bandsaw some walnut logs that I have stacked up by my mill... I wish a had a few maple logs and cherry - so I am jealous of you logs...
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    Cool!
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    He want's mostly 4/4 stuff, and a few 2x too. I haven't decided of the width yet. The log has a little heart rot on one end. I guess I'll decide on the width when I cut it open. I got it on the bed this afternoon. I'm going to try and get it cut tomorrow afternoon. My daughter wants to go deer hunting in the morning. She talks a big game until she has to roll out of bed before daylight!

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    i am still waiting to see inside these john
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    Here you go Larry.

    The first pic is of the dreaded black stain of death! Death for saw blades that is.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	71720 I ended up having to cut about 16 inched off the end to avoid the metal that I eventually found.

    This one is the opening cut where you generally have an idea of what you've got. To quote Phil from Duck Dynasty, I was happy, happy, happy!Click image for larger version. 

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    The next three don't do what was there justice! It had some crazy curly and birdseye/burl through out the log. Click image for larger version. 

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    This one is showing what could be a 17" wide board.Click image for larger version. 

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    He also dropped off a "smaller" log that was only 38" long. Here's a pic of a slab from that little jewel! Click image for larger version. 

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    Alas, all wasn't cotton candy and kittens! I heard the distinctive zip sound of metal in the little log and trashed a blade. That's the chances you take with yard logs. It had a nail dead center and about half way through.

    I had some other pics I wanted to get but the dang battery on the phone went dead. I hope you all enjoy. It was a great day to be outside enjoying what the good Lord created.

    Here's the last picture of the stack that it produced. It finished up right at 300 bd/ft. He's supposed to come pick it up tomorrow.
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    Last edited by John Daugherty; 11-19-2012 at 01:00 AM.

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    i hope you snagged a few of those john or at least laid dibbs on some in the future.. i hope i can get half of what you showed us in the one i got to cut soon
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    John, Those are some sweet pieces of maple.

    Question: Do you use a metal detector? Just curious if not why not (ineffective at depth, etc..)?

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    It is some sweet maple Larry! I wish the pictures would show what was really there. This is probably the nicest log I've cut. I'm going to see about snagging a couple of boards.

    Ryan, I do use a metal detector. That's what saved me on the big log. For some reason it didn't pick up on the smaller log.

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