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#11339 - 05/03/07 08:05 PM Goin' Big Time
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OK, Mark -
I'm happenin'.
Our mill donated this to my cause...Too much ring check so was heading to it's fate in the wood heater.



I saved it from a nasty death and will instead hack the crap out of it. (or sap, as it were)

We got it into the truck with a forklift...so here's me, wondering how the hell I'm gonna get it out confused



(elephant...levitation, maybe..)

I figure if I drive around town with it, I'm bound to get some attention, and then I can recruit some nice, strong people to help.
And offer beer, of course.
Lots of beer.


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#11342 - 05/04/07 12:54 AM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Is ring check the same thing as check? And did the cambium produce that white ring? What is it? Me likey tree stumps

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#11344 - 05/04/07 05:27 AM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: mo]
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Hey, mo -

Ring check is a sap deposit between the rings which can run the length of the tree and can ruin the structural integrity of a timber, as it will fall apart along that area.

Check is splits in the wood that happen on the outside surface of timbers as they dry and are not usually a structural hazard.

The white ring is just the exposed sap drying out.

I really suck at explaining things so I'll try to get some pics.
There's lots more to define 'check', like star check and sap check...I'll get back to you with those and pics so you know what I'm talking about.

Cheers




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#11353 - 05/04/07 07:59 PM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: mo]
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OK -
As promised, have pics.

Check:


ring check:


this is the effects of ring check:


sap check:


sap pockets:


star check:

star check can get pretty bad, enough to allow moisture and rot to get into the timber through an exposed end - end seal is a good thing - but this is just regular drying at this point.(It's an off cut headed to the wood stove)

Wow.
What a woody thread I've made....

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#11354 - 05/04/07 08:06 PM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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I'm tired of seeing all this crappy wood.
How about some good stuff...


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#11357 - 05/04/07 10:23 PM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Yea! nice post! much thanks, we should let that sap out before we cut them.

is that ring check the same as shake?
that star check, is that rays?

mo


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#11363 - 05/05/07 12:13 AM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: ]
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What are you grinnin' about, Derek? confused

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#11369 - 05/05/07 07:16 AM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: Timber Goddess]
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Method to get big piece of wood out of truck bed.
Get going real fast in reverse and then stop......
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#11377 - 05/05/07 01:11 PM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: Jim Rogers]
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HA HA!!
So...
I come home from work (in my car) to find that my brother-in-law (who's truck it was) had decided to get the stump out on his own...(bad idea).
I took one look at the damage and saw immediately how bad of an idea it really was.



I was all like, What the Hell?!
And he was all like, I thought I'd help you out...
Now I'm really screwed...
He's like, We'll just get a come-along and some jacks and we'll get it up...
And I'm like, Go ahead...

Did he really think those dinky little horses would hold that monster?
I suppose it's the thought that counts, right... grin
Man, this axe throwing plan is really a chore...

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#11379 - 05/05/07 01:14 PM Re: Goin' Big Time [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Derek J Swanger
Originally Posted By: Timber Goddess
What are you grinnin' about, Derek? confused


I was happy

YAY!! grin smile grin

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