We have a cottage on Devil Lake, near Westport, Ontario. Property is covered with lots of maple and oak, some beech and a few cedar. If one comes down or needs to come down that is exactly what I plan to do.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, bschless@... wrote:
> The idea of fallen trees as a source for good wood (especially green wood)
> isn't such a bad one. Around 5 years ago a friend of mine got in contact
> with a Boston tree removal service. He had around a dozen trees, mostly
> oak, dropped off in his yard. The tree service was glad to get rid of
> them instead of having to drive them to a mill, where they got nearly
> nothing for them). My friend then rented a portable mill for a day (with
> sawyer). He ended up with enough oak boards to floor his son's house
> several years later. I helped out on the project that day, and it would
> have been trivial to get as many eighteen to twenty footers as we wanted.
> Beau Schless
> From: "Wilfred" <tanzerman1944@...>
> To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> Date: 05/11/2010 07:20 AM
> Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Stringer material for Snowshoe Lassie
> Sent by: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> I am in Ewing, New Jersey, just north of Trenton on the Delaware River so
> I have access to both NJ and PA. I know of a mill up north of here and I
> was going to ask them about the ash for the stringers, I'll ask about
> spruce also. During a huge wind storm on Saturday, I thought I was going
> to have all the green ash I could ever use. However, the tree is still
> standing. I also have some big spruce trees; do you think my wife would
> get upset if I took one down....then I could get one of those portable
> sawmill guys....no probably not a good idea.
> --- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, bschless@ wrote:
> > What part of the world are you in? Can you find a lumber mill in the
> > yellow pages and ask them for a nice long piece?
> > Beau Schless
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> > From: "Wilfred" <tanzerman1944@>
> > To: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> > Date: 05/10/2010 08:18 AM
> > Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Stringer material for Snowshoe Lassie
> > Sent by: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> > I went to Lowes and Home Depot the other day to look at their 2x12-16's
> > use as stringers, etc. I was not impressed; a lot of knots and warp. I
> > noticed in one post that Paul T mentioned he used poplar for stringers.
> > The poplar I saw was clear although flat cut. Do y'all think that
> > the stringers out of 1x4's and scarfing them to 12' will work? I can
> > get 10' pieces which would still have to be scarfed. If I scarf them,
> > where on the stringer should the scarf be; middle or towards the stems?
> > Teddy thinks it ought to be finished by now. "Woolly, you said it would
> > only take about 30 hours to build. That's not much more than a day. When
> > will you be finished?"