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Offline teakwood

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1940 on: November 13, 2017, 07:00:58 pm »
Barge has some ex wives! :D so no lack of spending sources!!

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1941 on: November 13, 2017, 07:12:49 pm »
Did the first commercial teak thinning on my friends 3 acre plantation. They are 9 years old. 215 trees harvested. 6-10" diam. Could just haul 8 logs per hitch, was to steep for more weight.


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i put a protection on a standing corner tree where i had to turn with the skidder
 

  

 
 

  

  

  

  

  

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« Reply #1942 on: November 14, 2017, 07:19:48 am »
teakwood that is some nice processer wood wouldn't take long to make 16in wood out of them  ;D

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1943 on: November 14, 2017, 09:16:40 am »
that would be some of the worlds most expensive firewood!  Sell it in NYC or Beijing as a luxury item, burning golden fuel.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1944 on: November 14, 2017, 06:59:23 pm »
i sold those 210 logs for 2300$ on the landing, around 22-25m3 (no idea of cords), not bad for such small wood. goes straight into a container and directly to india

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1945 on: November 14, 2017, 07:41:48 pm »
100 bucks per m3 isn't that bad, but 10 bucks per stick isn't that much either.
So is the bark coming off from skidding  or does it just look that way ?
Make sure you know how to fall properly when you fall and as to not hurt anyone around you.
Also remember, it's not the fall what hurts, its the sudden stop. !!

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« Reply #1946 on: November 14, 2017, 07:58:16 pm »
100 bucks per m3 isn't that bad, but 10 bucks per stick isn't that much either.
So is the bark coming off from skidding  or does it just look that way ?

i think 100$ is pretty good for such young wood, of course you have to have much quantity of trees to get the volume. But the thinning is absolutely necessary so the standing trees get fatter.
the bark is like that in teak, we have to be careful to not peel the tree to much or the diam falls and less diam is less money ;D

On my thinning that i start in december (second commercial thinning, 13 years old) i have logs up to 0.25 m3, and they are bigger diam so the price is 160$/m3, so a good tree will give me 40$. and i have to cut 2300 trees! will update with pics

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« Reply #1947 on: November 14, 2017, 09:57:38 pm »
100 bucks per m3 isn't that bad, but 10 bucks per stick isn't that much either.
So is the bark coming off from skidding  or does it just look that way ?

i think 100$ is pretty good for such young wood, of course you have to have much quantity of trees to get the volume. But the thinning is absolutely necessary so the standing trees get fatter.
the bark is like that in teak, we have to be careful to not peel the tree to much or the diam falls and less diam is less money ;D

On my thinning that i start in december (second commercial thinning, 13 years old) i have logs up to 0.25 m3, and they are bigger diam so the price is 160$/m3, so a good tree will give me 40$. and i have to cut 2300 trees! will update with pics
About 6 months before I left the office sent down Teak binocular holders, 150 bucks each for a tiny box, I figured someone was getting rich 😂 I want to stop down to see the rainforest, it looks like beautiful country. How bad do you guys deal with the snakes and bugs ? Any progress on the mine ?

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« Reply #1948 on: November 14, 2017, 10:34:17 pm »
 

 
 

 
 Trying to get any major maintenance done now before it gets too cold, im about out of luck without my loader so the axle swap is being done now.

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1949 on: November 14, 2017, 10:45:48 pm »
Half that pile would be topsoil by the time i got to the other end of it. Good lord.

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« Reply #1950 on: November 15, 2017, 01:03:00 am »
Barge: It is beautiful around here, the forest and jungle is just a thing of beauty, big trees around here. Well, the bugs and snakes...., you get used to it, it's not that bad. there are lots of snakes but you will be lucky if you see one in the bush if you visit, i see like 5 a year.

I still waiting on your visit! that offer stands for any of the ff family! I would be happy to show my operation.

The mine permit is still pending ::) ::), what a PITA! 4 years and several then of thousands later and i still lack of two final papers! you need 69 steps in gov. ministry's to open a mine in Costa Rica :o :o  CR is one of the most difficult country's in the world to make a business work and that's a fact. You see it reflect in their stuck economics, company's get bored of waiting. The worst thing is that i get around one phone call a week asking for gravel and stone and i have to sadly tell them that they need to go to the competition (they are the only mine within 50miles) because government won't let me work. and the customer have to pay a absurd high price for they purchase!
But i will NOT give up, i'm close

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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1951 on: November 15, 2017, 05:52:26 am »
You're just not paying off the right guy like your competition is.
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1952 on: November 16, 2017, 10:47:15 am »
That teak operation looks pretty nice !!

Had to go to Home Despot today. Going in made me think of you firewood guys talking a while back. There was a huge stack of "Genuine White Birch" firewood.  Cut  and split, about a foot long, in a net bag, 0.75 cubic feet each for $8.96. Over $1500 a cord. Be interesting to see how that is divided up. Doubt if the land owner or cutter got much of a piece.

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« Reply #1953 on: November 16, 2017, 10:50:46 am »
I started making bundles but havent sold any yet.  Im finishing up a wood fired kiln shed right now thatll run on the bark and splitter shmeg all over the ground. 

Tractor supply has bundles for $3.98 and they sell every cold day.  No Home Repot in town,  havent noticed bundles at lowes or walmart.

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« Reply #1955 on: November 16, 2017, 01:02:16 pm »
one processor guy started bundles at the local gas stations and stopped because of the dec regs of it not being kilned dried    ::) ::) ::) they cant leave the working guy alone  and the ash bug is already here so don't get what the difference is even with the other hard wood why it has to be kilned dried   they don't want anyone to burn wood they want all oil or gas burners so there higher ups can make huge money

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« Reply #1956 on: November 16, 2017, 02:07:44 pm »
  I was in the local Farm and Home store a while back and the firewood bundled in mesh wrap caught my eye.  I walked over to it and noticed "Packaged in Latvia" on the label.  I looked more figuring that was the city wondering what state it came from.  Nothing more.  Then I looked at the kindling bundles from the same company and they were "Packaged in Estonia".  This store is selling firewood in Northern Michigan that originates in the Baltic States of Eastern Europe >:( :o ::) :( >:( >:( >:(  I didn't even take notice of the prices.  I walked out.
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Re: couple pics... post what your currently cutting
« Reply #1957 on: November 16, 2017, 02:47:15 pm »
Corley the next thing we will hear we have a new tree killing bug that came from Latvia !

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« Reply #1958 on: November 16, 2017, 04:30:58 pm »
makes one wonder what the original guy is getting for his wood and how it can be shipped around the world cheaper than it can be had here  ??? ???  the funny thing is that it isn't kiln dried its ship dried  :D

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« Reply #1959 on: November 16, 2017, 04:33:38 pm »
Meanwhile the american timber industry struggles to get through the month.

Granite from china is cheaper in NH than NH granite.. The granite state. 

All i will say is it is subsidized and intentional, but i dont wanna get into trouble for politics again.