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Offline Firebass

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50/50 Cutting
« on: May 25, 2007, 12:48:59 am »
I have been working on this tree for a week or so now and its getting heavier and heavier.   The but end is 40" inchs.  I think it will be a good day of cutting on this piece.  We're cutting the butt end to 8' just so we can get it on the trailer.  I'm finding that my swing mill with it's large capacity is a asset for such large trees.   I've learned that peaveys dont even budge these ones.  This one's been standing dead for 2 years when they fell it, it fractured it pretty bad but I think I can still find some solid stuff in it 8) 8) My poor trailer :-[

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 01:42:09 am »
What is that beast?  Pine or fir? ??? ???

Oh and rub it in that a forty inch log doesn't phase you.  Us "little" bandsaw guys can only dream.  Then we get out the chain saw and start ripping >:( >:( harumph!

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 06:32:37 am »
thats one big log! How'd you get it up there? Love to see pics of your loading method

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 06:40:28 am »
Just wondering how come you didn't saw it where it was?   It looks like there should be a lot of good lumber in it for you.

Look into a Logrite mega hook for those large logs. 

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 07:15:07 am »
Looks like a red oak from here. Am I right? Those big loads will definitely raised your attention to detail level when moving them around.
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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 07:32:36 am »
That sure is a mighty fine log, looks like red oak to me too. I have been passing on some big ones like that, makes me wish I had a swinger at times. Have fun sawing that big fella. ;)
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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007, 10:09:39 am »
thats one big log! How'd you get it up there? Love to see pics of your loading method

 Its Douglas Fir

We used a John deere JD 310 the Loader or the backhoe wouldnt lift it all at one time we ended up lifting one end with the hoe. then I backed the trailer under it then lifted the other and pushed it on.  I think it would have been easier if I would have parbuckled it on.  (I hope I spelled that right).  Thats how I got it off.  My trailer is 14' long and 8' 6" wide.  This log kinda dwarfs it .  I got some really funny looks on the way home.

I'll Post the big one next week. :)

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007, 10:44:03 am »
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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007, 01:10:16 pm »
I'd put a 40 incher on my LT40 Super, but not any bigger.  Nice looking log :)

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007, 01:38:16 pm »
Bring it to my house, I can cut up to 50 inches on my DIY mill but I ain't got no way to load it on the deck LOL
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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2007, 02:14:53 pm »
you cutting this on shares then Steve?
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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2007, 10:18:11 pm »
you cutting this on shares then Steve?

Yes,   My buddies and neighbors are starting to realize the fact that I have a sawmill :-\,  I suppose the 50/50 thing only will be favorable until I have wood laying in every flat spot I have ::) But this is fir is going to be the tongue and groove decking on my cabin roof.    We went up this weekend and tried to get some work done but generator quit so we ended up just relaxing for the holiday.   It was really kinda nice to stop and have a real weekend off.    I did manage to bring back a load of really nice pine logs though,  so it wasn't a totally none productive weekend. 

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2007, 10:50:10 am »
I have turned down all share-cutting offers, but I might go along on that one provided the log was dropped off at my mill. Nice log.
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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2007, 10:38:52 pm »
I cut this log yesterday and ended up getting 800 BF from it ;D
I think I'm going to limit my 50/50 cutting to close friends and family.   I sure am enjoying  the new mill.  And one more time, Thanks for all the help and education from all of you at the forestry forum.  Although I have alot to learn, I think I'm starting to get it... 

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2007, 10:46:01 pm »
What kind of logs in those pics, Firebass?
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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2007, 10:56:30 pm »
What kind of logs in those pics, Firebass?
Old Growth Douglas Fir.  It Died for some unknown reason I tried to count the rings it was somewhere around 175 years old.  Maybe just old age?  Around here they get up to about 75 years then the growth rings start to get very very close together.  Seems they dont grow near as fast then.   At least thats my observation.

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Re: 50/50 Cutting
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2007, 01:18:18 am »

Look into a Logrite mega hook for those large logs. 


Yeah, two of them on a 16'- 40" log should be no problem.

You could have parbuckled that log onto the trailer. I think that 40" is the perfect size log for a swinger.