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 Post subject: Logging day
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:05 pm 
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Finally got a round toit and took down this red maple that was leaning towards my shop. A friend lent his time and back hoe to make sure it fell where I wanted it to sort of. Has a squirrely bend in the trunk as you can see in the pic. Don't know what I'll do with it since I don't have a use for it. Give it away to somebody for fire wood or something probably. It's about 20" dia at the cut.

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 Post subject: Re: Logging day
PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:12 pm 
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Hey Gene,

Absent any other plan, I would cut it into 20' lengths, then split the pieces in half and coat all the exposed wood with lagging. They could be valuable to bowl turners. Take a look at what they're getting for half round turning pieces on eBay, it may surprise you.

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 Post subject: Re: Logging day
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Hey Gene,

Absent any other plan, I would cut it into 20' lengths, then split the pieces in half and coat all the exposed wood with lagging. They could be valuable to bowl turners. Take a look at what they're getting for half round turning pieces on eBay, it may surprise you.

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You mean 20" lengths, I assume :lol: . George has already been over to look at it so he might get some. I might keep some for small stuff - cutting boards, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Logging day
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Hey Gene,

Oops! Yeah 20", unless you know someone with a really big lathe. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Logging day
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tms wrote:
Hey Gene,

Oops! Yeah 20", unless you know someone with a really big lathe. :D

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There might be a nice crotch piece for turning that would look ok, but most of the red maple around here is pretty blah. I'll be cutting it up over the next few days, so we'll see.

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 Post subject: Re: Logging day
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Gene,

At the least, cut some 2" X 20" pieces. Never hurts to have some free lumber around even if it is "blah" There was an old apple tree in my parents yard when I cut it down the base has some real nice color and grain and I cut it into some small boards. Gonna make some small boxes for my brothers and I.

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 Post subject: Re: Logging day
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George (Mighty Mite) came over to help me cut this tree up into manageable pieces, and also got first pick. Some of the tree has very dark heart wood, almost like walnut. Never seen that dark in other red maple. Got a lot yet to do, but it looks like it will make some pretty turnings.

He's also doing some steam bending for me on that antique bed project.

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Chips chunks and cut offs. SMELL BBQ

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