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Author Topic: Tie business could EXPLODE  (Read 1585 times)

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Offline mike_belben

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Re: Tie business could EXPLODE
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2017, 12:08:06 pm »
Im able to get tie price for some real rough logs even down to 12" diameter where its 4 sides wacked off and onlyna tie inside.  I typically only have two or three logs out of 20 that get knocked down to #3 sawlog for too much sweep, shake or ant hole.

What i really have a hard time with is middle range.  getting above tie price for better than tie log.  30 cents/bf is a breeze, getting 1.25 -1.80/bf for WO stave is easy.  Getting 50 cents /bf for a 2 sided 18" oak... That is my struggle.  They knock stuff down to tie on me all the time over every imaginary defect and you know full well theyre gonna get a tie and a stack of side lumber but only pay me for the tie.  Someday ill set up a mill and keep those logs for myself. 

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Re: Tie business could EXPLODE
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2017, 08:33:55 pm »
ya I get lot more than that for my tie logs , but I sure donot get that for my WO unless its slicer , I sure wish we had a slave log market here but we donot

Offline mike_belben

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Re: Tie business could EXPLODE
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2017, 12:12:44 am »
If im only bringing oak i can avg .35 cents for standard tie but maple and hickory are like .27 to .30 cents.  Best tie price i can do is .46cents on white oak switch tie.. 13" min and 16'6 long.   I think a red oak switch is .39 or so