Went deer hunting and came home with some White Oak.

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Don W

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11-20-2012 09:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber saw mill white oak oak

So I’ve been doing a little deer hunting on my normal haunts. I came across a HUGE white oak that blew over. I talked to the land owner and we struck a deal. I get all the wood suitable for lumber, he gets all the firewood. He’ll be warm next winter and I’ll have plenty of lumber for the shop.

I’m gonna need to split that for my mill!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 09:40 PM

Nice haul and great time of year to do the work.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 09:42 PM

What sized rifle did you use to bring that down? :) All I can picture right now is it tied to the hood of your vehicle.

Great haul, just amused right now with the pictures running through my head.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 09:43 PM

Enough board feet for a couple huge projects! This looks like some of the deals I get into, which reminds me, I need to call my sawyer.
Excellent haul.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 09:46 PM

When I get side tracked hunting it usually involves a couple of beers…..................

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 09:49 PM

Good for you Don. Be careful getting it out of there.

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 10:02 PM

Ok. I’m jealous. But I am interested in seeing what you get from it.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 10:03 PM

Nice one Don. How do you plan on splitting it?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 10:06 PM

Brandon, I’ll split it with the Husky 395.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 10:15 PM

Nice find. I’m trying to work with a few farmers and land owners over some blowovers around here.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#10 posted 11-20-2012 10:17 PM

I wonder what my wife would say if I came home with a skidder? I better put some plumbing in the shop first.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 04:56 AM

Oh, Man! This is gonna turn out real good!!!!!

-- Danny Located in Perry, GA. Forester. Wood-Mizer LT40HD35 Sawmill. Nyle L53 Dehumidification Kiln.

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#12 posted 11-21-2012 06:18 AM

My wife rides me all over this valley on horseys..she’s looking at ferns, flowers views, varmits…I’m looking at trees to see how many board feet I think I can get out of them.

You did good on that white oak. I cut and split a standing dead white oak today for firewood and have several more just like it to take down.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators

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#13 posted 11-21-2012 09:46 AM

Good luck with hauling it out, personally I would just enjoy cutting it up with the chainsaw.

Always nice to have a good supply of free timber

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 01:23 PM

Ill vote for the skidder. Hell, you come up with one and ill help you install the plumbing. Thats gonna be a lot of QSWO knobs n totes!

EDIT – How do you tell a red and a white oak apart Don?

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 01:29 PM

It’s a win-win situation! Great for you :)

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