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Tornado damage, what next?

by Bill Szydlo
posted 09-25-2018 01:18 PM

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 01:26 PM

Do you live in Dunrobin? I’m in Ottawa and I was just talking to people I work with from that area. They’re all fine, but some have lost a lot.

If you are from this area, you may want to talk to these people

Good luck with everything.

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#2 posted 09-25-2018 01:50 PM

Thanks for the info but I live in Southern Minnesota.

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 02:09 PM

I would save the expensive wood first, sell to a mill or have it milled and sell. You can cut what you think you could use in a life time.

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#4 posted 09-25-2018 02:56 PM

Yep – contact a local mill. doesn’t have to be a large operation – could be a guy with a portable mill and a chainsaw.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 09-25-2018 03:32 PM

What town, what type of wood? lots of ways to store, but the best is to probably look for interesting pieces then put some anchor seal on the ends. Otherwise leave int the woods and cut as you need. Most mills I know of in MN don ‘t pay much for trees if any, but you could definately have some milled up. Good Luck

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#6 posted 09-25-2018 08:36 PM

Don’t know much about Southern Minnesota, nor species of trees you have.

I would process as many blanks bowl, hollow form, spindle, think can handle for couple years then try to unload the rest.

If have a vendor that caters to woodturners might be able to sell bowl, hollow form, and spindle blanks to them with minimum processing. Some of the turnig clubs in you part of the country might also be interested.

Don’t do many craft shows any more, and not interested of selling online. When did a lot of shows sold more spindle turnings than bowls. My way of saying gave away more bowls than sold ( I still do). One of my biggest seller was 3” hand held mirrors, never brought any back home. One thing that help me sell lot of bowls, scored couple boxes of artifical flowers. Made up few bowls with flowers and let ladies select flowers from the boxes to make their own center pieces.

Good luck and have some fun with it!

-- Bill

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#7 posted 09-25-2018 09:06 PM

A local guy here in Alabama has an LT40 mill. On his property he has a pond. A few years ago under similar circumstances (tornado), he accumulated too many logs to mill and just sunk them in the pond. A couple of years ago when I was talking to me, he said he’d pulled a red oak from the pond and sawed it 5 years later and it was just like a newly felled green log.

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#8 posted 09-26-2018 01:36 AM

My uncle got hit my a tornado a few years back and it kicked over a bunch of pines and oak trees. He had a guy with a portable sawmill come to his house and custom saw them for him. He ended up building a big pole barn with some of the lumber and storing the rest inside

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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