On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:56:52 AM UTC-8, Electric Comet wrote:
Mainly, a 4x4 will be the core of a log; it'll have the 'bullseye' of the
growth rings in its middle. So, it's never long straight-grain knot-free wood.
If you want long straight-grain wood, you had best split long logs
yourself, and figure on losing an inch or two toward the center (pithwood)
and the outside (sapwood). Or, get planks and glue 'em up.
You must have small trees if 4x4 is the core of the log. Post oak ?
I sawed up 3 logs into 4x4's. All oak. 74 total count. Some were
scrap with decay or bark. But 74 out of 3 logs caused me to make 2x6's
out of the next three logs and 1x out of the next 4 logs.
I have all that are 12'+ and one log was 17'. Those 4x4's are heavy!
On 2/5/2016 7:58 PM, whit3rd wrote:
I doubt such a thing exists.
A boat shop might make some for you (at a significant cost)
since that's a reasonable size for a mast or boom.
It's not particularly hard to make round lumber, tho. Take
a length of square stock, mark it with an 8-siding gauge
and plane it into an octagon, then plane it round by eye
and feel (you can eyeball a 16-sided form by making the
flats the same width, then round that by feel).
Good exercise, too.
A 4x4 isn't 4". 3 3/4 at best. So center it and turn off a little.
Want it round ? have to cut it down anyway.
Fence posts are in abundant. Ever go to a lumber yard ? We have fence
post makers around here from 2" to 12". Pick up a 12" fence post with
a hoist. That is a good sized tree.
searching for it on the web is odd. How big a chunk and what are you
trying to do ??
On 2/3/2016 11:24 AM, Electric Comet wrote:
On Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:10:33 -0600, Martin Eastburn
Ordering fence posts on-line so he can double the price shipping them
across country to "save money" over buying from a local source.
TryTSC (tractor supply) orchard supply, or a local farmer's co-op, or
a local fencing contractor.
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