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Old 10-25-2011, 01:35 PM   #5761
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Keith, I thought of your saw mill yesterday, our neighbor across the street had a huge white oak tree cut down and the ones who cut it down cut a 20 foot section out of it and carried it with them, it was some really clear wood, no limbs at all. They left a 8 foot section which I could get if I wanted it but there is no way I could move that thing, it is 42 inches in diameter, I sure would like to have that wood though. It will just ruin laying there.

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Jim...do you have a friend with a big chainsaw? If so maybe he could quarter it and help you to move it.
42" is a big log no matter how you look at it...and I think you need to get oak cut up as soon as possible after it has been felled. It would drive me nuts knowing that was sitting there and I couldn't do anything about it.
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As promised, Danny arrived yesterday morning with the bobcat to get the ground work done.

There has been a section of ground by the back steps where the ground has been higher than the concrete pad for the past 6 years. The owner says he has been meaning to lower it all this time but hasn't got a "Round Tuit".

So, instead of waiting to find the Tuit, the bobcat had it done in 3 minutes.
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We were told that an excavator had been on site originally to level the area where the cabin sits and that all the big rocks had been moved out of the way.

Must have missed this one I guess...
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There was a big old log that we thought might give us trouble...an old Douglas fir about 30" in diameter and not sure how long as it disappeared under a mass of debris back into the bush.

Well, Danny hit it with the bucket and it broke up like it was toothpicks!
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The only other area that caused any difficulty was right up front where the fire pit is supposed to go. Danny unearthed some more fair sized pebbles.
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That was the end of the ground work, so we cleaned up the firewood from the arbutus tree I felled a few days earlier. Got Danny to take it around to where all the other firewood is stored. That's very heavy stuff when it's wet.
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Last thing for the 'cat to do before it left was to move the 2,500 lbs of concrete up front where it may eventually get used to make a base for the firepit.
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By the time all this was done and I had raked the loose ground somewhat level from the Bobcat tracks, it was around 12:30, and I had promised the owner that the wood shed deck would be done that day.

Got the blocks in place and level - sort of - the posts lasered and cut and the beam in.
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All the joists are in and the decking is on here.
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One parting shot before I left for the day at 3:50.

Good thing I'm just an old guy, if it was a kid he'd still be there.
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I'm ashamed of myself. Just simply ashamed.
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I'm ashamed of myself. Just simply ashamed.
I am too, (of me that is) good gravy Keith where do you keep coming up with all that energy.

I don't know anyone with a saw that big, my saw has only a 20 inch blade. I hate to see it lay there and ruin also.
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Pretty funny Bud!

We had another beautiful day here today, sunshine and no wind. When the tide got to float the boat - not until 2:17 this afternoon, I went over to Nanaimo, picked up the 2 x 8's we are short, got them over to Otter Bay and managed to get back to our place before the tide had fallen too far. 2 3/4 hours for the whole thing.

And while I was there I went to the House of Pot and picked up a finishing gun. This is different from the brad nailers which fire 18 gauge nails.

The finish nailer fires a proper 16 gauge finish nail, at about 5 times the price of course.
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I don't know anyone with a saw that big, my saw has only a 20 inch blade. I hate to see it lay there and ruin also.[/quote]

Jim: It is possible to cut that log up with a 20" saw.

What you do is to make two or three cuts (end to end) in the log about 6 to 8 inches apart. Then make the next cut at 90 to the first ones. At least a couple of the boards should fall off. You keep going around the log in 90 jumps doing the same thing and eventually you will have several good slabs.

If the stump is still standing, it can be taken down with a 20" saw as well. Same idea, just make a double undercut from opposite sides of the tree and the same for the back cut. Two passes and it should be on the ground.

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