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#32063 - 02/24/14 05:05 PM Who's logging this winter?
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I'm cutting pine for a few frames this winter. Just got the skid road finished yesterday, and started cutting the first trees today. There is some nice pine at my neighbors, and I'm skidding it right to my mill. 30'x22" Easten White Pine.

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#32064 - 02/24/14 05:47 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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Nice looking stick. Thanks for posting.
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#32065 - 02/24/14 06:07 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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Hi Dave, I am assuming you are cutting by hand? That is a sweet piece of pine. I am hashing over some tree length stuff picking and choosing the cuts, nothing like that, though! You must have extensions for your mill?

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#32066 - 02/24/14 09:07 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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All hand falling for me. That's a medium sized stick. I've got a few logs on this job that will make 40'x24". Sadly, I don't have a use for timbers that big right now, so they will become something much shorter. I have a 24' extension for the Wood-Mizer. I can saw 45' in one pass, but have done 47'
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#32068 - 02/25/14 11:53 AM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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How wonderful it would be to have sticks like that in Indiana...

Sometimes I think I need to move somewhere with trees like you have!

Wind and record cold and record snowfall has held off logging this winter around here -no one wanted to go out their door!)
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#32074 - 02/26/14 12:36 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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Wow -- nice stick. Don't break the mill!


It's been pretty wet down here this winter-- not a lot of stuff making it out of the woods.

We don't cut too much anymore, but I hope to get a half dozen or so good yellow pines down from a house site in order to use them in the frame -- they have to come down anyway so it would be a shame not to use them. I'd really like to get them down and sawn up before the sap rises, but we're running out of time. Maybe I should shift priorities...
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#32076 - 02/26/14 01:10 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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If you get shifting priorities figured out, let us know how that went. Still working on that one.

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#32077 - 02/26/14 01:32 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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The mill won't have any problem with that little guy. I've had some bigger stuff on there before:

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#32082 - 02/26/14 03:19 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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We always seem to break something -- cylinder/hose, bend the clamp, etc -- when we saw the big boys. Usually its when we're rolling or loading.
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#32085 - 02/26/14 05:25 PM Re: Who's logging this winter? [Re: Dave Shepard]
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I bent a guide roller holder on one of those big ones. I was able to straighten and weld it to keep going, but it got replaced. There are no hydraulics on the extension, so I used a Lull forklift for all maneuvering on the long ones. That one is over 47 feet, which is longer than I can saw, so there was still a lot of sliding to get it done.
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