• Foresty,  Machinery,  Sawmill

    Spruce Logs to Build Kiln Shed

    We spent Saturday this past weekend getting spruce logs to mill into 2 x 4 stud lumber to build the kiln shed. For these ones we had to travel to Piedmont, which is about a 45 minute drive. We headed out at 9am for the first load. Jim had asked Darrell for about three cords and he only wanted logs larger than 8 inches across. I know you must be thinking, why didn’t we just go cut logs ourselves. Well, time is the number one factor. Ain’t nobody got time for that, well…apparently Darrell does.

    spruce logs,
    Darrell loading the spruce logs.
  • Milling Lumber

    Sugar Maple Cookies

    I milled some of the smaller sugar maple limbs for live edge slabs. The limbs had a curve to them, so I cut them live edge to get the most I could from the limbs. The limbs were about 9-10 inches wide. (This post original aired Jul 07 2017 but has been updated (see bottom) as of Feb 15 2018.)

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    live edge sugar maple slabs.
  • Chainsaw,  Foresty

    Operation: Pine Tree Removal

    One of our spring jobs is crossed of the old to-do list, in winter no less. We were asked by my Aunt across the lake to take down five pine trees in the spring. They stood about 40 feet tall and were located quite close to her house. After the last wind storm, lots of branches broke off making a mess on her lawn. Most living branches were about 20 or more feet up. The rest were gone. This is what we started with.

    pine tree removal
    Before…pine trees
  • Foresty,  Landscaping,  Machinery

    Workyard expansion

    Never thought I would say this but we started expanding the work yard today. Going inwards on each side of the road about 30-40 ft. For now it will be a place to put flitches and rejects off the mill. Afterwards it’ll be space for a couple 10×20 sheds. Its a sloped hill, so dirt removed from the left side will be used to fill in the right side.

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    Scraps ready to chip.
  • Milling Lumber

    Pine crotch

    crotch pine,saw milling,forestry
    Small crotch pine

    What to do…what to do? This is not a large timber, its actually a branch from a bigger pine tree that was felled earlier this year.  Its next up on the sawmill for cutting, just have not yet decided what to do.