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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by BoilerMan, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. BoilerMan

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    This is from a local plywood plant. All Maple, Yellow/White Birch. This is the finish ply for cabinets, which is their only product. There is a mountain of this stuff, was "almost free" and they load it for you with a pulp loader! More to come. Home-made trailer with tandem house trailer axles, and 1996 F350 Powerstroke 5speed with ALOTof miles and Superchips programmer. Not my house or town for that matter, I stopped to check the load and snapped some pictures.

    This is weird stuff as it's like stacking pipes, they roll everywhere.

    TS
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  2. Floydian

    Floydian Feeling the Heat

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    Nice, Taylor! Looks kinda dry with all the checking but hard to tell.

    My first thought when I saw the pics was "Well, that's not the house he just built".;lol


    Noah
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    Nice truck...great body style. That wood does look kind of odd, all straight and debarked.
  4. Nick Mystic

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    It is straight and debarked because is the center of a much bigger log that was turned down with a huge lathe like machine that peels off the thin layers of veneer for the plywood.
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  5. BoilerMan

    BoilerMan Minister of Fire

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    What he said ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    It is the "core" of the log that is left after they turn it on a lathe while they steam it. When there is a significant defect such as punk, checking, cracks, they stop the "peeling" and this is what's left. It is not that dry, the marks are from the lathe, and the force from them turning the log against the blade causes the ends to split. Looks like fake wood, I was thinking of making some porch posts or something out of it, but it's "almost free" hardwood, and no bark means very little ash. Can't get out while they load it, and no chainsaws allowed, or else I'd have cut some in helf and really loaded the trailer. We'll see, I've pulled 3 loads like this out so far, I'll try to get a picture of the pile they have at the plant, at least 300 cord there. I guess their main buyer (pellet mill) backed out on them so they are overrun with it and just want it gone..................OK :cool: I'll make it go away for ya!

    TS
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  6. bogydave

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    A perfect load of logs , Sweet!
    Talk about a perfect stack of rounds, ;)

    Clean cutting & the chain never need sharpened
    Be fun to cut is as it hang off the end of the trailer.

    I'd get all you can.
    300 cord should make you into a wood seller & have you 3 years ahead in a few weeks ;)
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  7. nate379

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    Put some sides on that trailer and load it up! I haul 2 cords of birch at a time on my trailer.
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  8. BIGDADDY

    BIGDADDY Feeling the Heat

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    Very nice.
  9. ansehnlich1

    ansehnlich1 Minister of Fire

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    Man that right there is almost too good to be true! I'd be haulin' as much of that as they'd allow!
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    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Wow!
  11. firefighterjake

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    Good deal . . . which mill? Not that I am about to make the 3 hour trek north . . . but just curious.

    A bit surprised the pellet mills were not interested . . . or that they couldn't sell the wood for bio chip fuel.
  12. billb3

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    That would seem to feed thru a firewood processor right sweet.
    Pass it over a candle and call it kiln dried. j/k

    Previous buyer lowballed them on scrap price ?
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    There would be a Log Cabin woodshed in my future....
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    Great idea .
    A clear coat finish, it would look sharp !
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    That should really work out nicely. Great find for sure.
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    Get it while you can before they make other arrangements.
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    A guy built a "cabin" out of the cores (just like those) from a plywood plant back in the 90's. Built it alongside a rive which he has frontage on. Also built it "under the radar". I'll have to ask him how it has held up over the years. As far as I have heard, the plywood plant doesn't sell the cores any longer...I think they are just turned into wood chips.
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    haha, your sig. is funny, 99 lbs. of dynamite ;lol
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    Yeah, as soon as I heard the song, it fit!
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    I'd get all those I could.Looks like it would make some nice fire wood.
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    Oh, trust me I am! I have to work Monday, and depending on if I can get done what needs to, I'm going to be hauling as much as I can.

    FFJake, It's kind of a deal where you have to know a supervisor to get this.........so I can't really say, not tyring to be like that, but some strings were pulled for me.

    TS
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  22. nate379

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    Just was wondering what town is this plant in? I grew up in Northern Maine (Van Buren) and don't know of any plywood mills.
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    uh huh....
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    Understood . . . but don't worry . . . you can post the info here . . . your secret will be safe with me . . . and the ____ number of forum members we're up to now. ;) :)
  25. BoilerMan

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    LOL! My lips are sealed.........

    TS

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