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    I was in the mood for tree felling and this is the hard maple I picked. The butt is 38" dia. approx 30' to the first branch. It should give some nice lumber.

    Everytime I cut a tree this size I get such a rush. Does this make me a tree junkie? Addicted to wood porn

    Often on this forum there are postings of people saying why would you ever need a 20" jointer or big planer. This is one reason why. Sure its not an everyday thing but it is there if you want it.

    Grillzy
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    Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

    You leave me with no choice.....YOU SUCK
    Kevin

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      Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

      Originally posted by Grillzy View Post
      I was in the mood for tree felling and this is the hard maple I picked. Sure its not an everyday thing but it is there if you want it.

      Grillzy
      OK, so what is yer address? :lol: :lol:

      That tree is a good enough reason to buy a 20 inch planer.

      Cheers

      Michael
      Canadian Woodshop News & Review

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        Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

        How

        How will you be milling this? Looks a little heavy to pick up and take to a sawmill.

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          Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

          ARRRRRRRRG!!!
          Ya didn't tell me you were gonna KILL it!

          J.P. Rap Mount Hope Ont.
          Carpe Ductum (Seize The Tape)


          "In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. Elwood P. Dowd

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            Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

            Grillzy!

            Nice tree! Now all the little ones in the area will have a chance to grow up bigger and stronger.
            I notice you may have the same "problem" I have: all the maples, and ash, have that brown mineralized centre, some a lot worse than others. I thought it was because my woodlot is in a wetland, but it doesn't seem to matter, and according to some local tree experts, is a characteristic that has appeared in the last 70 or so years. Many of the trees rot out from the centre prematurely.
            Have fun sawing and milling it............Paul

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              Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

              Each year I pull some trees to have milled. This year I plan on pulling a few more out this size.

              fdaluet- "How will you be milling this? Looks a little heavy to pick up and take to a sawmill."

              - At 8' -9' long logs this is a heavy lift for the DB 818 but she can do it. I have taken 3- 9' this diameter to a mill on the hay wagon.

              4 years ago I had one this size 12' long. The mill was at the farm milling and grabbed this log. The tractor would lift it but I couldn't drive as there was little to no weight on the back wheels. I have weight in the wheels too So I ended up cutting off 4 1/2' so I could lift it on the mill (no log loader on that mill). The mill was an old Lucas portable circular.

              I will be having a nice big Woodmizer, log loader, and debarker come and mill for me this year. I should have enough to keep him and I busy for a couple of days.

              Grillzy

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                Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

                Log Transport and Use

                A wood arch may be a good investment for you. It basically lifts one end of the log between a couple of wheels and makes dragging easier and less damaging.

                Do you use all the wood yourself or do you sell it? Air dry or kiln?

                Sounds like a nice operation to feed the wood addiction.

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                  Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

                  Originally posted by Grillzy View Post
                  I will be having a nice big Woodmizer, log loader, and debarker come and mill for me this year. I should have enough to keep him and I busy for a couple of days.
                  Party in Madoc!!! :lol:
                  It's not about you.

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                    Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

                    Hey Grizz----how was the adeniline flowing just befor you backed away Every time I would walk up to one of those suckers my knees would start to shake and believe me I've put down about 2000 Red Oak -Butternut--Maple and Pine. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of power one little guy has with a saw

                    I am hoping to post a few pics tonight with my hired hands--stay tuned
                    "Born 50 years too late"

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                      Re: This afternoons fun in the bush- wood porn

                      Originally posted by fdaluet View Post
                      A wood arch may be a good investment for you. It basically lifts one end of the log between a couple of wheels and makes dragging easier and less damaging.

                      Do you use all the wood yourself or do you sell it? Air dry or kiln?

                      Sounds like a nice operation to feed the wood addiction.
                      I don't often have much trouble skidding out of the bush. Just a couple of times the mills that I have had out did not have a log loader so all logs must be lifted onto the mill. But not anymore

                      I keep all my lumber other than the odd piece for a friend or forum member looking for something. I like to have a large selection for projects.

                      All lumber is air dried. No kiln here. Although I now have access to one. There is no point in kiln drying lumber if you don't have a climatized place for it. I can only store so much in the shop.

                      Grillzy

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