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Old 07-25-2011, 02:22 PM   #5101
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we dont have no stinkin messes, its all applied barely controlled insanity
Ecxellent! I just knew there was a proper name for it!

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Started another job today, this time in a church. Didn't take but a few hours for everything to begin to go to hell. I think tomorrow I will enter through the front door instead of the service entrance and see if that changes anything.
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Started another job today, this time in a church. Didn't take but a few hours for everything to begin to go to hell. I think tomorrow I will enter through the front door instead of the service entrance and see if that changes anything.
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Just thinking out loud again.
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Wow! Now that's a big log. Mine won't cut more than about 27"...and that's really pushing it. But it is only powered by a 13 h.p. Honda.
Not bad size you have there and I think that is pretty common size with that unit you describing and my is pretty much industrail size and it is portable as well and for my power unit it is 80 HP Detorit Diesel { 3 cyl eardrum buster engine } with 60 KW generator in there. but will plan to change engine pretty soon due someone keep B*^ch at moi with noise.

I did get a very nice paycheque from that big log and it was very hevey beast weight in little over 9 tonnes before start cutting up to varies sizes that one took me a pretty close to half day just for a monster one { once you know excatally dealt with monster one the small one are a brezze } and I do run the sawmill few time a year I can go thru about 170 tonnes worth of lumber in a week if I want to push it hard.

Maple and Birch is both are nice spices to use on bandsaw and have nice grain to use it.

Twice I got a submerged log cutted up it look pretty instering with diffrent shade of colour on the growth ring. { I do not know how long it was in the eau but it was over 60 years which I know for a fact due super cold water keep it good shape. }

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:05 PM   #5106
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Marc, in North America it has become big business to harvest sunken logs from the great lakes. The cold water keeps them in good shape so some of the wood is extremely nice. Plus the fact that we are talking about old growth logs in the first place, which only increases the value of the logs.
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That part I do agree with you with old growth they have very nice features and they are very strong wood as well and of course it do bring up very good value of the logs.

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Not bad size you have there and I think that is pretty common size with that unit you describing and my is pretty much industrail size and it is portable as well and for my power unit it is 80 HP Detorit Diesel { 3 cyl eardrum buster engine } with 60 KW generator in there. but will plan to change engine pretty soon due someone keep B*^ch at moi with noise.

I did get a very nice paycheque from that big log and it was very hevey beast weight in little over 9 tonnes before start cutting up to varies sizes that one took me a pretty close to half day just for a monster one { once you know excatally dealt with monster one the small one are a brezze } and I do run the sawmill few time a year I can go thru about 170 tonnes worth of lumber in a week if I want to push it hard.

Maple and Birch is both are nice spices to use on bandsaw and have nice grain to use it.

Twice I got a submerged log cutted up it look pretty instering with diffrent shade of colour on the growth ring. { I do not know how long it was in the eau but it was over 60 years which I know for a fact due super cold water keep it good shape. }

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That is one serious mill, that has got to be fun to see wood inside of trees that no one has ever seen until your eyes viewed it.
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We had to get up early this morning to pick up the wife's friend from town.

First thing this morning, I caught a glimpse of a fairly rare red morning sky.

The overhead shot shows the colours right from beneath the clouds, the other one more reflective shot towards Vancouver island.
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We didn't get back until past noon, and I finally managed to get set up outside to cut the cedar, much of which was rescued from the scrap pile down at the mill.

When you have live edge boards, in other words not trimmed on one side on the mill, you need to get one side cut straight before you can do anything with the board. Now I know most of you know this, but for those who don't get much in the way of live edge boards, you can take a strip of plywood - or any very straight edge board I guess - tack it to one side of your live edge board, and rip it against your table saw fence.

Bingo, you have a nice straight edge to finish that board with. It is somewhat time consuming, but it does the job.
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As usual, I managed to forget to take any pics until I was nearly done, but here is the last few boards with the first side cut straight.
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I suppose this is what wife number 2 refers to as a "mess", when in fact we can clearly see it is a work in progress.
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After the smoke cleared, this is what I had left over for the wall and shelving wood.
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A mess? I see $$$$ signs.... cedar is expensive here.

Those are beautiful pictures of the morning clouds Keith.

I hope your wife and her friend are having a nice visit.
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A mess? I see $$$$ signs.... cedar is expensive here.

Those are beautiful pictures of the morning clouds Keith.

I hope your wife and her friend are having a nice visit.
Cedar has got expensive here as well. Even fence boards, which are the lowest quality, run $3,000/1,000 bfm. Anything decent is $4k +. Genuine old growth - which is the dark cedar - is even more expensive.

Cedar is a commodity, like many things, and subject to price fluctuations.

I will get this stuff through the planer this morning and see what I have.

The ladies seem to be having a good time so far. A couple of our friends dropped by yesterday afternoon shortly after we got home, so we all sat around drinking mint tea made from the garden and eating home made carrot cake.

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