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Bob Smalser
12-11-2004, 5:03 PM
Naw, Jake…..no need to take down that dead Hemlock yet….it’ll wait til next year….and it’ll fall into the woods anyway.

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No damage.

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Maybe I should take up gambling….I wuz just as lucky last Spring, too:

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Gary Max
12-11-2004, 6:02 PM
So that's why you have been carrying that horseshoe around.
Makes sence now.

Gary Whitt
12-14-2004, 10:22 AM
Bob, is hemlock a workable wood or just firewood????

Bob Smalser
12-14-2004, 12:22 PM
The clear stock makes good interior trim. Also bends well, but isn't durable outdoors. This one is already spalted, but we'll mill the lower log anyway.

Arnie Grammon
12-15-2004, 5:53 AM
My dad always told me hemlock wasn't used much at all 'til they perfected kiln-drying. That true?

AG

By the way, Bob. I still think you need to write a book!

Bob Smalser
12-15-2004, 10:57 AM
Dunno about the kilning of hemlock. I certainly air dry it successfully and easily, as it is very straight stock. But it's wetter than most coming out of the log.

It bends superbly and was often used for short-lived boat framing where oak couldn't be obtained....especially in cold Alaska, where rot isn't so much a problem.