Oak is no joke!

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  1. The Wood Wolverine

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    Packed up all the stuff this morning. Worked at the bike shop till 1p, then to Tony’s (bike shop boss).
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    My first go round milling oak today. Lemme tell ya, it’s some tough chit to csm. Got the first cut board mounted and let er rip.
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    This was my first time milling with the saw after Shaun ported it. It ripped down the log like the proverbial hot knife through butta. Granted there was a lot of sap wood there. Next cut went about just as fast. I was excited! Made a third cut and decided to give the chain a few swipes with the file to freshen the edge, then dove in to the good stuff.
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    So yeah, almost 10’ long! I think I could have mounted the 28” bar instead of the 42. Next time I go, it’ll be the 28.
    I made the widest cut with the chain not fresh. Took one full tank of gas. Thirsty she is!
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    Some nice lookin’ oak!

    So I left with this still in the ground. Tony mentioned wanting a bench from this wood. I may try and make them legs from rounds. Or I could flatten the bottom side for something more traditional.
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    And this is what I still have on the ground.
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    The log in the front will more than likely get cut in half and milled. The rest may go for farwood. Below is more heat.
    And it’s the first time I had a gas powered leaf blower. Where has that been all this time! I’ve used an electric before but never on site.
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    So 6 cuts almost 10’ long. I used just under 2 gallons of mix.
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    I am frickin’ BEAT! :BrianK: :dennis:
     
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    You did good. :yes::yes:
     
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    That is looking good and not bad size on the width. Nice job.

    Those are long slow cuts and it takes a lot of fuel to do it.
     
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    Excellent oak planks and a real nice saw setup:yes: (great truck also!)
     
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    Outstanding first day with the csm on that oak Jason! :salute:
    Those boards look amazing :yes:
     
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    Good job, Jason. Beautiful boards.
     
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    Back onsite today. Mounted a 28" bar which I only have full comp chain for. Worked pretty good. I had 3 loops and utilized all three.

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    Finish ain't too bad. Better than full skip.
     
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    Exhausting day for sure. Just shy of 2 gallons again. 3 very blunt chains but a nice haul.

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    They won't stay here but I stickered 'em up.
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    Nice work there is nothing easy about chainsaw milling but then again there is not much easy about any work with logs no matter what we use I used to run a super 1050 homelite on my mill that was one thirsty saw when milling JB
     
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