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What free wood did you find today?

Alan R McDaniel Jr

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I jumped into my free wood pile today. I milled one pecan log yesterday. Got five or six 5/4 and 6/4 slabs for some table top projects when it dries. I drug it out and cut it to straight lengths and will start milling tomorrow. Ultimate goal is to make a small solar kiln that I can stack maybe 200 BF in. Gotta do a bit more reading on that though. I think we have ample summertime heat to suffice and some small fans and a cheap dehumidifier. At least that's the plan now.

I had hackberry, elm, Pecan, live oak and white oak stacked up harboring mosquitos. I gotta get this done and get it drying and start making things. It's easy to get too much lumber in a hurry.

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Was doing some man tracking training on one of our management areas on Monday. On the way there, found a pile of elm chunks someone had dumped on the side of the road. I was off today so I went and grabbed a few. Now to get them cut up and sealed. Never seen the color streaks in elm like this.

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Whoa! It must be diseased and contagious. Immediately box them up and send them to Nashville for proper processing!
 

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Elm is a beautiful wood, but never seen it like that. I wonder if that is how it spalts?
Nice grab Eric! :cool:
 

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No idea. May go back and get more next week. Going to another place tomorrow a guy said we could dig through some piles of his stuff. Take whatever we want
 

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Pictures don't show much, but I'm pretty tired. Another half day of milling then paint the ends and stack it .... somewhere... I haven't gotten that far ahead yet.... I started milling it at 5/4 then went to 6/4 about half way through.

Pecan and Elm.

Alan

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Pictures don't show much, but I'm pretty tired. Another half day of milling then paint the ends and stack it .... somewhere... I haven't gotten that far ahead yet.... I started milling it at 5/4 then went to 6/4 about half way through.

Pecan and Elm.

Alan

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That is very very nice! I'm fairly new to woodworking and know absolutely nothing about milling. I live near Houston but visit Victoria very often. If you ever need a helping hand when your milling please let me know. I'd be glad to be free labor just to see the process.
 

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Today was shop materials day 20210611_124529.jpg
Local motorsports supplier had uncrated a shipment. 20210611_124541.jpg
Some are 1x3 side panels some are 2x4 and 2x3 floor panels. 20210611_124558.jpg
The floor panels have several dollars worth of bolts and screws in each
 
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