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    Did a little milling today

    We cut up a small red oak and another piece of spalted maple today. The red oak was a small one, but we were able to get some nice QS boards.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	72965 The maple was nice too. I cut this one thicker, mostly 2 and 3 inch slabs. Here's a couple of pictures and one of a bookmatched pair.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	72968 This last picture is of a chunk with some fairly nice figure, it's 36" long.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	72970 I probably spend as much time trying to decide on how best to cut a log as on the actually cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Daugherty View Post
    We cut up a small red oak and another piece of spalted maple today. The red oak was a small one, but we were able to get some nice QS boards.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	72965 The maple was nice too. I cut this one thicker, mostly 2 and 3 inch slabs. Here's a couple of pictures and one of a bookmatched pair.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	72970 I probably spend as much time trying to decide on how best to cut a log as on the actually cutting.
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    what size are these john?

    and how is it that your oak is so red looking in the pictures?
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    Hey Larry, he did say "We cut up a small red oak"

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    well charles the red oak i have cut isnt even close to that red that he shows just ask tom he has seen some of it i think he must be feeding his trees red dye
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    Well, that is some pretty wood that he has there, should make some nice projects I know Red oak isn't usually that red.

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    Re: Did a little milling today

    Going from memory Larry those are around 15 - 18 inches by 8 ft. Those pics of the oak are right after the cut and are wet from cutting. I use water as a blade lubericant. When they dry they turn the normal red oak color.

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    how thick?
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    they are right at 3 inches

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ID:	73010 looks nice
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