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Offline weimedog

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Pics of work & saw work
« on: February 20, 2014, 09:03:42 am »
Pretty much a sampling of life...farm, work, saws...
1) Aerial View of the farm and wood lot, most of what you see is the farm...
2) Typical Ash tree from the last three years of cutting
3) More Ash
4) And more
5) Co-worker's little adventure....can post this as it was in the news....many I CAN'T post! Lol
6) One of many as we work the wood lot
7) Same Co-worker, view from me and my truck fixin to yank him out of a ditch.
8) Typical pull (Before enhanced tools)

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Re: Pics of work & saw work
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 09:21:48 am »
Cool pics!  What is the Ash used for?

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Re: Pics of work & saw work
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 09:46:24 am »
LOL Fire wood for me! AND prices had been pretty good. Averaged $610 a thousand over the last three years with what we have here. Used for veneer and flooring. Used to be used for handles and baseball bats. Japan imports ash from here, not certain of their uses over there but heard in the construction of houses, not certain if structural or decorative.

I find it worked exceptionally well in the stalls (Horse) I built in our barn, It was subjected to cribbing, kicking, and all sorts of horse abuse and that stuff held up beautifully. Very resilient stuff.

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Re: Pics of work & saw work
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 01:28:18 pm »
Nice spread and pics.


Makes me wish I was closer to my land in southern Ohio  =  woods etc.  This northern piece I am on is out in the middle of the bean fields. 
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Re: Pics of work & saw work
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 02:11:11 pm »
I want the story on pic #5...lol

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Re: Pics of work & saw work
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 07:24:45 pm »
Just when rush hour started; a snow squall went through and dumped wet sleet/snow/freezing rain in a hurry. The scanner was buzzing with activity pretty quickly. They went out right away and he got to that hill at about busiest time. You have to know the driver, the type when there is glare ice on a cliff, he will just put it in gear and go if that's what is needed. He got to the top of that hill and there was lots of traffic, not making the hill. All stuck sliding and basically becoming a parking lot on a steep slippery hill. He waited.... waited for them to just quit and stay still.  Waited some more and finally no one could move any more and those on the hill quit struggling. So he did his thing and put it in gear. The second he was committed and over the point of no return, one of the cars gave it another go and started sliding over into the down hill (his) lane, he had no where to go and drove it into the ditch....just what had to happen and it's a good thing he was driving as a bunch of typical drivers would have collected that car and probably a few others and took them down that 500 yard 10 percent grade......PDQ pubic has no idea what they are dealing with sometimes..  :-\

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Re: Pics of work & saw work
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 07:38:22 pm »
FWIW they used to call ash the poor mans oak .The stuff is relatively hard ,takes stain very well .Quarter sawn you have a hard time telling it from oak .

It's very low in moisture content and is one of the few hardwoods you can air dry and use for lumber .Although I don't recommend it you can burn it for firewood from a green cut tree .Although on that it's doubtfull you can find one alive in most of the central great lakes states .EAB wiped them out ,nearly every one ,gone.


I've used a bit for interior trim,mantels,window sills etc .I probabley have close to 7,000 Bd feet laying in logs and at least that much still standing .About 2000 at my shop which is bone dry .

Next is finishing my bandsaw rig which seems to be  taking forever .Too many irons in the fire .

 

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