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    lol. We make custom flooring on a regular basis.

    lol. We make custom flooring on a regular basis.
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    Brian, here is something else to consider. ...

    Brian, here is something else to consider.

    Select material that has some interesting character near the edges of the boards. When you cut your veneer and glue it on the adjacent face, you will...
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    Kent, those are some great prices that you list,...

    Kent, those are some great prices that you list, and this may be worth your while. A few comments....

    1 - wood only moves in relation to changes in moisture content.
    2 - the wider the plank, the...
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    Jamil, that statement is only correct for green...

    Jamil, that statement is only correct for green lumber. No milling operation that I'm aware of sells 6/4 dry lumber (1.5") as 5/4.

    Different milling operations may sell on "green measure"...
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    As John wrote, there are several different types...

    As John wrote, there are several different types of powder post beetles. The one that is the most concerning for woodworkers is the lyctid powder post beetle, because it will stay active in dry...
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    Excellent explanation Dave.

    Excellent explanation Dave.
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    Tom, we did some experiments several years ago...

    Tom, we did some experiments several years ago with trailer decking here at the sawmill and determined that treated RO outlasted untreated WO. The key is renewing the treatment every year or so. We...
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    For trailer decking, if you plan to treat the...

    For trailer decking, if you plan to treat the lumber with an oil based preservative red oak is a better choice than white oak. The reason why is that the open pores in red oak allow the preservative...
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    Nathan, a significant portion of trees downed due...

    Nathan, a significant portion of trees downed due to high winds are full of "wind shake". The logs are almost worthless from a lumber standpoint.

    Uprooted trees fare better than sheared off ones,...
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    John, that looks like a great trade!

    John, that looks like a great trade!
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    Patrick, you will have the least degrade and...

    Patrick, you will have the least degrade and fastest turnaround time if you air dry under an open sided shelter, such as a carport.

    Drying indoors - such as in a closed shed - will result in an...
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    My advice is go for it! It's best if you can air...

    My advice is go for it! It's best if you can air dry under a shelter - such as a carport - that has unrestricted air flow. The prices that you referenced are excellent considering the current...
  13. Metal Lathes I also have a 16x8' 1916 vintage South Bend lathe...

    I also have a 16x8' 1916 vintage South Bend lathe in a storage unit.

    A 6 jaw chuck was just scored for the Turn Nado, and hopefully we'll get it moved into the machine shop cabin this week. I'm...
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    For what it's worth, I can balance a nickle on...

    For what it's worth, I can balance a nickle on edge on the table of my Grizzly 5 hp 12" cabinet saw while it's running, and it's a much better value than a new Delta.
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    Procurement is one thing - the real issue is when...

    Procurement is one thing - the real issue is when were they felled and bucked to length. That's when the three day clock starts.

    The simple solution is to end trim to the point where the...
  16. I've moved several. The easiest way is to use a...

    I've moved several. The easiest way is to use a forklift with fork extensions (if needed). In my instance, I use a Cat backhoe with fork extensions.
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    Erich, typically green lumber is not shipped due...

    Erich, typically green lumber is not shipped due to mold and sterilization issues. Thus your best bet is to find a local sawyer where you can purchase green or air dried lumber.

    The Woodmizer web...
  18. I really like Land Arc original finish on...

    I really like Land Arc original finish on timbers. I don't recall it having BLO in it, but the rest of the ingredients sound correct.

    Re your question, why don't you ask Heritage?
  19. We used to clean them ourselves, but found that...

    We used to clean them ourselves, but found that the cleaning service is more cost effective. They pick up and deliver, and charge us 7 bucks a belt. When we get them back they look brand new. They...
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    As others have mentioned, KDAT Pressure treated...

    As others have mentioned, KDAT Pressure treated will stay flat. Buy the one rated for ground contact and it will last for years.
  21. Yup. Probably saves me over $1000 annually by...

    Yup. Probably saves me over $1000 annually by cleaning and reusing, as opposed to replacing.
  22. Metal Lathes Bill, mine was made around 1963 in South Bend,...

    Bill, mine was made around 1963 in South Bend, IN. I have a 400hp generator and a 30hp RPC, and am planning to bring in line power soon and sell the generator.
  23. Metal Lathes lol. Iím about to find out because I bought a 6...

    lol. Iím about to find out because I bought a 6 jaw chuck to put on it.
  24. Metal Lathes jerry, it came with a couple of QC tool holders....

    jerry, it came with a couple of QC tool holders. A steady rest from a smaller machine, chip pan, lube system, wrenches and a dozen or so pieces of tooling.
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    Robert, are you experiencing end checking or face...

    Robert, are you experiencing end checking or face checking? There are different causes for each.
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