Spanky

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    Tennessee
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    Sawmill and selling lumber

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  1. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    The big heart sweetgum tree’s or like finding a curly tree. Most sweetgum tree’s are all sap wood. The second log in the pic has heart wood.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Treeslayer, I think it may have to do with the soil. Some of the prettiest red gum lumber comes out of the middle of Alabama. What we have look’s more like the second pic. But, if you can get it with a lot of heart wood it will be pretty with a lot of red colors. I think aging a sweetgum log will help on the color. The guy that sells to Woodcraft buys red gum lumber down around Cullman, Al. It looks like the first pic. Hard to get it looking like that. It’s not cheap!
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Curlyoak, do you still want to paint gum lumber? Blackgum, would be what you, would want to paint.
  4. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Yes, we have big gum tree’s here. Blackgum, Sweetgum or some call it redgum. Sweetgum has a lot of sap wood on it. But, if you can get sweetgum with alot of heart wood it’s pretty. A couple of pic’s of sweetgum or redgum.
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    Pekovich Case on Stand

    I hope, Coop don’t see your dog. He will be wanting, your dog too.
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    From firewood to spatula

    Look’s good.....
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Hey, the lumber a little cheaper, if you help.
  8. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Coop, maybe you would want to help QS a few logs? Maybe a Sycamore? I think, all woodworkers need to sawmill one day.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Coop, I can tell by the way you are talking. That I will need to get my double barrel shotgun out. If you come to my house.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Coop, he hate’s city living! Spanky like’s the country back roads! He hate’s a bath too!
  11. Spanky

    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    RIW, likes QS lumber. But, he didn’t know how you cut it. So, he came over one day and we cut a big white oak. He don’t cry as bad, now at the price.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    That piece that’s on the mill you will get rift and QS out of it. The piece on the ground will cut rift and QS. But, you get narrow boards. The huge logs I spilt four times and start sawing on one quarter. Cut one board and flip, cut one board and flip back.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    Bmac, maybe you can see how, I cut the sycamore log. For QS lumber.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I can get and cut Sycamore logs anytime I want one. QS sycamore lumber sells pretty good.
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    Tennessee Curly Cherry

    I did quarter saw the sycamore log. On smaller logs I make my first cut just above the center of the log and kick that piece off the mill. Then I make a couple of cuts and get the super wide boards that you see in the pic. Then I turn whats left up and start QS lumber. Not as much waste that way. They are two ways to QS logs.