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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2017, 09:52:36 pm »
I only run 10 and that hemlock cuts fine. Maybe a 4 would be even better,but what I use comes out good.
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2017, 10:22:19 pm »
The devil made hemlock, the lord made pine !  I can't believe people say use it green. On timbers ok but not siding boards. In the eighties I sided my house with hemlock dried on sticks but to close to the ground and it shrunk and split bad.


 :D :D   Never heard that one before.  All the hemlock around here is full of shake.  junk.  Over into VT a ways theres good hemlock I hear. 


Dave Shepard tells about an old timer he used to work with, Poine ain't a tree it's a weed lol


I enjoy sawing hemlock, love the smell.. I rarely saw it though.

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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2017, 10:42:40 pm »
I think we have about 10 hemlock trees in all of MN, so I have no experience with it. Antioch, I'm getting the sense that you do things a bit like me- buy a log truck, and a sawmill, to process a few trees you have. I shudder to think what my per board cost might be😂
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2017, 04:51:57 am »
You are right Barbender,,,, I am a tool & die / job-shop machinist by trade, but really like equipment and tools. We bought the mountain property, needed roads, bought Dozer, excavator etc. Had to have a semi and low-boy to haul them to Murphy. Now starts the tree adventure.
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2017, 05:44:54 am »
I sell a lot of hemlock, green or dry it sells well.
 

  

  

  

  

  

 

Good stuff, You just have to know what you're looking at when looking for shake.
Where old school here , 2" and bigger hemlock, 1" W Pine.
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2017, 06:19:53 am »
That is one beautiful mill site,,,,,,, Are those building support posts in the last pic Hemlock ? If so, any special treatment in the ground ?
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2017, 12:07:25 pm »
Hemlock board and batten on my garage, put up green, no issues or splitting.
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2017, 01:06:52 pm »
The devil made hemlock, the lord made pine !  I can't believe people say use it green. On timbers ok but not siding boards. In the eighties I sided my house with hemlock dried on sticks but to close to the ground and it shrunk and split bad.


 :D :D   Never heard that one before.  All the hemlock around here is full of shake.  junk.  Over into VT a ways theres good hemlock I hear. 


Dave Shepard tells about an old timer he used to work with, Poine ain't a tree it's a weed lol


I enjoy sawing hemlock, love the smell.. I rarely saw it though.

Say what? I love pine. If I could cut only one species, it would be EWP. :)
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2017, 01:12:42 pm »
Oh, and I hate the smell of hemlock. I've used a ton of 2X hemlock dry. Screws or nail gun, no problems.
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2017, 04:54:27 pm »
I have built a lot with it dry and had no problems till you have to plane or chisel a knot
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2017, 06:11:15 pm »
All gravel here. So I put the logs in a hole, backfill and pound the log down like a nail. Done.  :D :D
I'll plumb them up later. Just a pole barn, lowest tax on a pole barn. I will mix a little old oil and diesel to put a little around where the ground stops and the air starts.
Just a 2" ring ;D
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Re: Any experience with Hemlock ?
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2017, 06:29:10 pm »
I really like pole barns, 40' X 60' in Murphy. 80' X 100' two story here in Plant City, that is it in the background of my avatar pic, and 35' X 55' in Tallahassee Fl.
Always used pressure treated posts here in Fl. The barn in Murphy is Hemlock posts like yours. Just in the ground though. I am treating the ground next to the posts with used motor oil also. Not enough to be an environmental issue.
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