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Forum topic by GMman posted 06-27-2010 10:22 PM 1323 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2010 10:22 PM

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I see truck loads every day going to Quebec and Ontario what they do with it????
Maybe going overseas too.
They peel part of the bark to see if it is really Bird’s Maple

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#1 posted 06-27-2010 10:30 PM

They sure ain’t stopping at MY house. Do me a favo(u)r and put in a good word for me.

I spelled favo(u)r both ways since I am not sure if you are seeing this happening in Maine or New Brunswick…

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#2 posted 06-27-2010 10:33 PM

This looks like a regular load of Hard Maple saw logs. Many saw mills in Canada import Hardwoods like Cherry Hard Maple and Red Oak. Most are so large they could care less about finding Birdseye and probably don’t look for that specifically. I bet there is close to 12,000 bf of Hard Maple on that trailer.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 10:45 PM

i think they are going to BARLOWS

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#4 posted 06-27-2010 10:59 PM

I’m guessing the missing bark is just from the logging/dragging process.

-- I'm the Woodsman . . . the four-wheelin', tree-farmin', custom-furniture-makin' descendant of Olaf "The Woodcutter" Ingjaldsson.

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#5 posted 06-27-2010 11:53 PM

That funny pommy…LMAO, I used Barlow B.E. as well, great guy.

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 03:52 AM

Not sure about those logs, but I had a call a couple years ago from a friend who knew I was always looking for deals on hardwood. Told me the freight train had just unloaded a pile of lumber that were used for spacers (dunnage, basicly) on the loads of pipe, etc. and they were just about half an hour from me.

Didn’t know what to expect, but once I saw the pile, I was drooling.

Most were 4×4’s, 8’ long and about 75% heavily figured birdseye.

Loaded as many as I could into my Toyota 4×4, paid $1.00 each for them, raced home, unloaded and went back. By the time I got back there, two guys had bought the whole load, probably another 150. And got them for less because they took the whole pile.

Still happy with my little pile of 15…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 07:58 PM

I can’t say what they do with it, but I know that the nicer pool cues are made from birdseye maple. Do they have veneer mills up north?

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 12:50 AM

I live about 5 minutes from one of those sawmills and they’ll take anything, from anywhere. As long as it’s hardwood they’ll take it. My neighbour heats his house with your red oak. I try to scarf off any maple but I can’t be particular. Maple is maple and I use it for jigs and fixtures. I’m trying to collect enough to make a worktop for my router skis.

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