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Author Topic: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers  (Read 3792 times)

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boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« on: October 02, 2006, 02:53:43 pm »
The photo just dosen't do justice to all the labor that went into these - 17  3x12's all but a few are 16' , and 28 1 1/2 x 8" & 10's, most all 16'.  Trailer decking for a friend of mine, most is red oak, some white. Huge logs he brought, 17 - 18 footers, 2'dia  a few 18".  I can't carry these, I'd get a few on the mill & pick 'em out with the tractor. One I couldn't turn, had to stick a chain on it and roll & lift at the same time with the tractor.  I'm sooo sorry I won't be able to help unload these when he gets home with them -   :D   
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 02:58:32 pm »
I can hardly imagine :o.  I recently cut some 20' 2x6s from red oak for trailer decking.  We were able to back a car hauler up to the end of the log and slide the board off and onto the trailer without having to lift the board.  I'll bet those 3x12s were some kind of heavy!
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 04:32:49 pm »
Trailer decking for a friend of mine, most is red oak, some white.

Is he gonna have any load capacity left after he adds all that wood weight to the trailer??  :D
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 04:35:43 pm »
maybe y`all need a bigger b`fast?
some cheese grits and bacon would do the trick


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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 04:54:52 pm »
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Just need something in that pic to get the true perspective of how big those board REALLY are.  ;D


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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 04:59:38 pm »
Murf, you should see his truck - I should have got a pic of it when he came with all the logs, i'll get it for sure when he gets the lumber - It's an old Mack, a B 61 I think, with about a 25' flatbed 5th wheel trailer - He hauls a D-8 with it. He's restored the truck, it just glows - I remember when the old deisels smelled like a kerosene lamp burning - his does - not the whatever it is they smell like today.  I think the 3x8's are 240 lbs each? if I did the math right?                                                                         Bad Boards - all the bacon [and I love bacon] won't help much there!
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 05:00:21 pm »
beenthere - thanks - you made my day -  :D :D
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006, 05:40:27 pm »
I'm sooo sorry I won't be able to help unload these when he gets home with them -   :D    (Image hidden from quote, click to view.)


Now, I just can't imagine you not being neighborly with a friend and all and offering to go and unload those for him...'specially since you got 'sperience with them.   ;D
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2006, 06:25:49 pm »
I sawed a RO mantle for a job several months ago from memory, made it 4.5"x 15" x7'. Got out there today and the thing is supposed to be 4" thick  ::). I've been carrying it around and round the planer for the past hour. I think I lost an inch while it was losing a half.

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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006, 07:26:30 pm »
  I'm sooo sorry I won't be able to help unload these when he gets home with them -   :D

  Sounds like I'd better look elsewhere for assistance getting the 750# bandsaw off the bed of my truck... ;)
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2006, 07:41:12 pm »
I don't think so Rafe, he lives  down in Northville.  For the bandsaw, lets see ...... You could hang a block in a tree, pull the fall line with ?  the family car? 
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2006, 09:38:41 pm »
 I have some extra 10' case rollers to move that stuff off the saw. I will be looking forward to picts of the truck. I want an antique truck to drive logs & lumber around real bad. Couple of logs just to drive around town  ;D .
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2006, 01:16:03 am »
A few months ago, I cut up a 17' red oak. I got 9 - 2 1/4 X 26" X 17' boards from it after I had it squared up a bit. Now thhose are some heavy boards. I'll try and get some pics of them on here.

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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2006, 09:18:04 am »
Mike, I love those old trucks.  8)

BTW, the smell is because they didn't have very efficient combustion by today's standards, and they leaked a bit, so both ends of the truck smelled like raw diesel fuel.  ::)
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2006, 08:22:07 pm »
Murf, a picture of Rob's Mack - It's a '59  B61, he keeps it looking like new -
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2006, 10:09:54 pm »
Nice boards and nice truck  8) You know it takes three hands to drive one of those ???
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Re: boy, I hate 3 x 12's - especially 16 footers
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2006, 01:03:22 am »
Murf, a picture of Rob's Mack - It's a '59  B61, he keeps it looking like new

She's a beauty...  The one up by Tanner's is similiar vintage and condition only in green and black.
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