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Forum topic by WooDR67 posted 03-07-2019 05:02 PM 531 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2019 05:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ash question wood log sawmill milling carving turning shaping bandsaw

I cut down a long dead tree yesterday expecting it to be hollow snd infested with bugs but when I sectioned it I found that only the sapwood and bark seem to be affected by whatever bug it is. Now I have a log that I cant bring myself to burn, but no current way of processing it into lumber. Any ideas out there? Im inclined to give it away to someone who work with it. It probably weighs about 400lbs

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#1 posted 03-07-2019 05:04 PM

Where are you located? Might be a LJ nearby with a portable sawmill who could come mill it in exchange for some of the wood.

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#2 posted 03-07-2019 05:05 PM

Im in San Antonio

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#3 posted 03-07-2019 05:55 PM

Crosscut it for table tops and bowl turning.

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#4 posted 03-07-2019 06:35 PM

I was given a similar log of sycamore. I sliced it lengthwise into 4 inch thick slabs with a chainsaw, and later into 12” circles for woodturning into plates that I used for chip carvings:

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#5 posted 03-20-2019 01:59 AM

I gave it to an urban logger with the hopes he can fo something with it. In turn hes going to mill one of the large limbs for me .

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#6 posted 03-21-2019 01:15 PM

not sure if you will want that limb wood. theres usually some rather extreme stesses in limb wood.they cam come out when running through a table saw and end up with firewood.

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#7 posted 03-21-2019 04:06 PM

You could have made a keychain with it, or cut it in half and make ear rings.

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