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9 hours to fill ONE trailer.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by JP11, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. JP11

    JP11 Minister of Fire

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    Ok.. it was a HEAVY trailer. For the safety minded folks.. This spot is on my land, and I drove the half mile down my drive only.

    The idea was to make beams for my bridge across a stream. Trailer is 18 long.. and everything is butted to the front.. Biggest one is a 8 x 15.

    All hemlock. lot of work. Took a lot of money in gear to get "free" beams.

    JP IMG_0618.JPG IMG_0626.JPG

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  2. etiger2007

    etiger2007 Minister of Fire

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    Very cool good work.
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Awesome!
    Love the smell of fresh milled wood :)
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  4. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    Looks great, I was thinking of making the maple in my front yard into flooring for my kitchen. It is dying and needs to be taken out.
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  5. mywaynow

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    Take a picture of the tree and the process of turning it into flooring if you do. I have a customer that has a 20 x 30 room that is all floored by a maple that was growing where the room is now. That makes a great story and pics make the story more interesting. They even made a table out of the larger section.
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  6. swagler85

    swagler85 Minister of Fire

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    I will do that, Im a little worrie since it is dying that I will get enough good wood. I should be ok though.
  7. ScotO

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    I'm a HUGE fan of the "mill-on-your-hill" work. I gots LOTS of wood we took from tree to board, lots of projects coming up for the stuff too. The key is to let it dry, and you gotta be patient. A solar kiln is on my bucket list. Maybe built onto the back of my woodshed (that's on the bucket list too!):rolleyes: Great pics, JP. I'm sure you had a good time, in spite of all the hard work it was. And you do realize that we expect some more pictures of the finished product, no?;)
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  8. JP11

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    Good time? Yes.

    Sore? OH YEAH!

    It was actually my 12th wedding anniversary. Other than going to breakfast with friends.. the wife and I postponed till today. I did manage to get one hour in this morning to unload the trailer. No more wood work today.

    I have one stack of UN organized boards and such. I really didn't need any. The beams were what I wanted. I'll be sure to post some pics along the way on that project.

    The goal of the bridge is to get me to my back 30 acres or so with the tractor and franzguard. It's all drier up there and A LOT of wood. Eventually there will be a 1600X200 opening for a runway, so a whole lot of cutting to do!!!

    JP
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  9. PapaDave

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    One thing at a time Scotty.
    I think you should be allowed to do whatever you want once "the room" is completed.
    I mean, you deserve at least that much, right.

    View attachment 73079 IMG_2563resize.JPG
    Pretty sure I've put these up before, but don't think (maybe you have) you've seen 'em.
    Stack in the foreground has all been used. Most of it went on the woodshed.
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  10. PapaDave

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    Sorry Jp11, didn't mean to hijack. The woodmizer just brought back all the "fun" memories of offloading all the slabs and boards.>>
    Nice haul, and I can appreciate the work that it took.
  11. JP11

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    No prob. All that's out there is a few butt ends and the slabs. I've got a neighbor that has a little wisconsin powered Saw Rig. I think I'm gonna offer him the use of my toys if I can use his. I've got a whole lot more implements so it ought to be a good deal. I bet I've got 3/4 of a cord of slab wood. Got to get rid of it.. mind as well burn it! They are mostly too wide for the chipper. It's got a 6x9 infeed chute.

    My stack of boards is NO WHERE near that neat. I was rushing toward the end.. snapping off sticking with my boot. I did trim the ends with a sawzall! But nothing like that pretty stack.

    JP
  12. PapaDave

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    That was over 4 years ago.......not so pretty now.;lol
    Bartering can be useful.
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    Patience? Absolutely. Storage space is a plus also.I've got stuff squirreled away for 20+ yrs now - Everything from firewood length 4"-10" blocks/rounds of Apple,Black Cherry,Red Elm,Mulberry,Ironwood,Honey Locust,Walnut to random sized blocks/slabs of those species & more,boards up to 7ft long. Even some fist-sized burls/cross grain pieces.

    Garage/shop is pretty much full,storage shed almost,plus a bunch outside under cover + at parents acreage both in their old garage & outside 1 hr west of me..I sold a small amount last summer.When I dig through the stacks & piles every year or so to straighten it up or cull out the bad/twisted/severely cracked/buggy pieces I'll find things I dont even remember having.

    Does that make me a hoarder? ;hm;)
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  14. JP11

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    Some more pics. What can I say.. It's all messy. I really didn't NEED any lumber and wasn't expecting any. My buddy mostly just went for as big a 8x Beam as I could get out of them. IMG_0633.JPG IMG_0635.JPG IMG_0636.JPG
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    Nice lookin' hut you have there. North of Bangor?
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    Nope.. Minot/Turner area
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    Should I beep when I go through Lewiston or Augusta? It will be about 2 am or so in November enroute to Brownville. I be sure to let you know what day in a pm==c
  18. JP11

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    Between Auburn and Lewiston exits really. If you are coming for November hunting.. I'll be north at our camp in Parkman! So it better be a loud BEEP! :)
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    I may be able to hear your shot from the Iron Works! Do you take the bird up there? Is that for work or pleasure?
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    You work at the yard?

    In the small world category.. I fly their jet... Part time. Have for years. Just help out when one of there guys is sick or away.

    no.. the bird is up for sale. It's a friends. He bought it to learn to fly in.. at 73 years old. We've had a blast with it. He never really wanted to fly by himself, was more content for me to fly and him spot fish. I did take it Maine to the Bahamas two winters in a row... on my off weeks from flying another jet for my "real" job.

    What can I say.. I'm a work a holic. If the wife and I weren't celebrating our anniversary.. I've got my eye on a couple of standing dead that are next to come down! :)

    JP
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    I don't work there. Vacation there. I would say I hunt there but that might imply I shoot a deer once in a while! Go with family members on a hunting trip; father, bother and 2 uncles. Been going since late 90s. Used to go up to the Ashland area, but the deer herd was wiped out with the bad back to back winters and uncontrolled coyotes. This year will be the second in Brownville. Happy Anniversary btw. Enjoy your day.
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    JP, looks like you had some fun. Hope you and the Mrs had a good anniversary celebration too. 12 years and counting!
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    Honestly . . . Central Maine is where the deer are . . . they're pretty thick here where I live . . . Harry S Truman was watching one just the other day not more than 20 yards from my back door munching on dropped apples.
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    For our group it is more the hunt than the harvest. Cherish the big woods with the unlimited access. Taken enough deer in my life that leaving empty handed is just fine, so long as I could walk the woods.
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  25. sebois

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    Nice work! I've built a couple of post and beam barns with hemlock... and it is darn heavy.

    I'm in southern ME, but we have some land and a hunting/fishing cabin up north. We've also got a bridge to keep up, but luckily we get some help from the local snowmobile club as it's on an offshoot of an ITS trail.

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