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    Milled up some more wood :)

    earlier this year some straight winds went thru my sons area and knocked over trees and I was able to score some of the downfall and mill into some lumber. So with some great help from Larry, my son and his FIL, we got our sawyer Chris and milled up 820bf of various woods, Knotty pine, Maple, Oak, Cherry and YES WalnutClick image for larger version. 

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    Sure looks like a lot of fun. Nice haul too
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    What a nice haul there Tom. What diameter was that Walnut log approx, and what length. Could you tell me how many BF of lumber you got from it? Just a fascination to know nothing important. Oh and the Ambassador looks great in blue. Only ever seen him in lumberjack shirt.
    So where is it getting stacked and stickered and I thought this was supposed to happen at the same time? Who decides ow the log is to be cut? sawyer or you? Did you hit any metal at all?
    cheers

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    That looks like soooo much fun.

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    Yep...you guys get to have all the fun up there!

    Nice score, by the way!!!
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    Nice haul Tom.

    I've done that 3 times, the last about 9 years ago now. And that will probably be the last time. I learned from each "adventure" as that is what each one was. On the last go round I had the sawyer cut full 4/4, I.E. his cut was at 1&1/8" to give a full 1" board. I also had him cut some 8/4 from each tree. I haven't needed any of the 8/4 stock yet but it is there and if I need to I can always resaw.

    Now, in a couple of years you'll have some nice wood to use.

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    I'm as green as that wood. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    What a nice haul there Tom. What diameter was that Walnut log approx, and what length. Could you tell me how many BF of lumber you got from it? Just a fascination to know nothing important. Oh and the Ambassador looks great in blue. Only ever seen him in lumberjack shirt.
    So where is it getting stacked and stickered and I thought this was supposed to happen at the same time? Who decides ow the log is to be cut? sawyer or you? Did you hit any metal at all?
    Rob, the walnut was 20" in diameter and 17 feet long, I had it split in half. I believe it yielded about 180 bf, will check my notes on that when I get home. Could have been around 210 bf from the log but as you can see it had a bit of sap wood that I did not keep. It will get stickered tonight or tomorrow night and put in my 16 x 24 shed leaving some room for my lawn equipment. The log is cut per my specifications running them thru Larry and the sawyer to make sure I am correct and metal? yep the walnut had around 8 small nails we did not see, most were found when squaring it up on a warn blade, 3 found with a new blade, he charges his resharpening fee for nails but since the first was done anyway he only charged for one which is a very fair $15.00

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    Looks fun, but COLD!
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    I'm really liking that walnut....
    Nice score Tom.

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