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Old 12-03-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Need some advice as I'm really not willing to let these prime pieces of black cherry logs go.

I had a large black cherry tree fall in the hurricane. As I was surfing the web as to how to replace this tree (it was one of my favorites), I learned (too late) the value of the wood. I had already had the tree cut up into pieces less than 4 feet and some only 1.5 ft.

I live in long Island and am thinking of going with a horizontal band saw or an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill. I was thinking of lining up all the same diameter pieces in a row against the foundation of my home, set back with a couple of cinderblocks to give clearance when I get to the end of the horizontal pieces near my foundation.

Having trouble finding a shop with a horizontal bandsaw service where I live or any other shop that can mill my wood.

Anybody else have any ideas?

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Might want to go back and add your location in your profile in case someone here is near you.
I'm thinking that's not a great choise of wood for direct ground contact.

I'd be looking for a real saw mill.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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Thanks Joe. I'll add my location and I agree with you that this should be done on some sort of platform or sawhorses, still trying to figure out the setup.
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No I mean take it to a real place that cuts up logs, a saw mill.
It would only take them a few min. to cut them up.
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saw a guy in remote Alaska using a chain saw mill. ( one of the DIY shows) looks like someonw with a good amount of experience with a chainsaw could do this.

lots of google info on this
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Go to Woodworking Talk---the link is at the bottom of the page----then got to forestry and logging---

Darren has a list of mills---I believe there is one on long island---also--- Woodmizer keeps a list of bandsaw mill owners--so check out their site----
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Need some advice as I'm really not willing to let these prime pieces of black cherry logs go.

I had a large black cherry tree fall in the hurricane. As I was surfing the web as to how to replace this tree (it was one of my favorites), I learned (too late) the value of the wood. I had already had the tree cut up into pieces less than 4 feet and some only 1.5 ft.

I live in long Island and am thinking of going with a horizontal band saw or an Alaskan Chainsaw Mill. I was thinking of lining up all the same diameter pieces in a row against the foundation of my home, set back with a couple of cinderblocks to give clearance when I get to the end of the horizontal pieces near my foundation.

Having trouble finding a shop with a horizontal bandsaw service where I live or any other shop that can mill my wood.

Anybody else have any ideas?
Ayuh,... You now have cherry Firewood,...

If you bought a chainsaw, 'n Alaskan chainsaw millin' attachment, you need to do each piece, Individually, not strung together against a chunk of concrete..
In that case you'll have over a Grand into some tiny pieces of rough cut very short lumber,...
aka; Kindlin' wood...

'n as far as Havin' it sawn for ya,...
That ain't gonna happen, for several reasons,......
The 1st is, a saw mill will Not saw residential trees,...
To much metal in 'em...
A Sawyer values his saw blades, Way above yer logs/ lumber..

The 2nd reason is, yer so called "Logs" are to short to mount in a saw carriage...
8' is 'bout minimum length,...

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