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    I have about 15 big oak trees that we cut to build cabins on our hunting place. It is near New Zion. Anyone know anyone with a portable sawmill that could come mill it so I could use said lumber in said cabin?

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    Paul Bostick in Camden. Not sure how much he charges or how far he travels. Can PM you his number if interested.

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    I sent you a number for a guy that I have used in the past.

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    There’s a guy in Manning. I cannot think of his name, he stopped by a logging job one day. Let me see if I can find a card.
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    If you get someone, I've got a great big cedar that came off my riverbank I want cut and will be happy to work out payment or trades. I can deliver. Drive right through there every week.
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    Find someone that can do a 42-48" diameter live oak trunk that is 12-14' long and send them my way. We took one down, saved the trunk and I see big money in live edge tables on that thing.
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    I'd love to have one of those.
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    Sounds like one of us needs to buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltydog235 View Post
    Find someone that can do a 42-48" diameter live oak trunk that is 12-14' long and send them my way. We took one down, saved the trunk and I see big money in live edge tables on that thing.
    Lemme see what I can do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltydog235 View Post
    Find someone that can do a 42-48" diameter live oak trunk that is 12-14' long and send them my way. We took one down, saved the trunk and I see big money in live edge tables on that thing.
    Pain in the ass

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    I have cut a ton of oak on my good friends saw mill. I learned that if I didn’t send it to the kiln to be dried, it would either cup or split real bad and almost unusable for projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmettoTrooper View Post
    I have cut a ton of oak on my good friends saw mill. I learned that if I didn’t send it to the kiln to be dried, it would either cup or split real bad and almost unusable for projects.
    I really appreciate that tip. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmettoTrooper View Post
    I have cut a ton of oak on my good friends saw mill. I learned that if I didn’t send it to the kiln to be dried, it would either cup or split real bad and almost unusable for projects.
    X10

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    Painting the ends will help with splitting.


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    There a guy with a mill in Lena (Estill) that has a kiln and everything…not sure if you ever make it down there. I know that’s a long way from Kingstree
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmettoTrooper View Post
    I have cut a ton of oak on my good friends saw mill. I learned that if I didn’t send it to the kiln to be dried, it would either cup or split real bad and almost unusable for projects.
    Truth. There are several hardwood mills around where I hunt OOS. They all run sprinklers on the logs 24/7 to prevent them from drying.
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    I actually thought about buying a portable sawmill for a retirement income. Work it some doing spring and summer - hire it out during the hunting seasons.
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    Howard Bouknight out of Chaplin has cut for me a good bit. Honestly it’s become an addiction to me. I’ve done everything with it, built shelves in my attic out of it and framed my kitchen/bathroom in my shop. Granted this was all pine that I cut. I’m going to put a tin border and the bottom band of my shop and line the rest of walls with rough cut. He did raise his price to .22 cent a board ft which still isn’t bad to me
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    Building a barn door next out of it to close off that area


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlisle View Post
    Painting the ends will help with splitting.


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    They were painted within a week of cutting
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