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Offline Stephen Wiley

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Today's play
« on: January 24, 2009, 04:50:21 PM »
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 04:51:22 PM »
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 04:52:37 PM »
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 04:53:45 PM »
Now as to the 'why'............

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 04:54:56 PM »
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 04:58:01 PM »
And not seen Phytopthora lateralis  :(

I posted here rather than General, because: I did not want to disrupt Kirk's server notice for tonight.

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 09:23:22 PM »
Is that a pine bark beatle?
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 09:29:11 PM »
That first pic of the leaner tree looks like Ash?  Is that an Emerald Ash Bore?
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 09:40:34 PM »
Do you recommend chocolot coating before eating, or straight from the frying pan?

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009, 01:48:12 AM »
Kirk;  The tree that appears to be leaning is an English Walnut, this tree went over during our recent ice storm. The tree was undermined of soil on the northside and had rotted roots to the south. Sure did bleed well anybody for Walnut syrup ???

The second tree is an Incense Cedar, suddenly (so my clients tell me) died in September.  This is where the beetle came from.  I am still in the process of id, my first thought is a 'Buprestid' in this pic it looks green like an emerald ash borer. But the actual color is a royal metallic blue with jet black on the remaining body. The pic directly above the beetle pic is the remains of a live flathead borer grub I smashed getting out of the adjacent hole.  The beetle is either the adult of this grub or possibly a beneficial that feeds on him. Still researching. :-\

Since there is still numerous live grubs in tree sections .......the utilization is still being determined.  Initially one or more was going to halve for benches.  >:(

Choclate coating of course ;D


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Re: Today's play
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009, 09:18:22 AM »
Are you slabbing with a chainsaw or a bandsaw?

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009, 06:57:57 PM »
Hey Kirk,

Finished id of beetle = Semanotus amethystinus or Cedar Amethyst Borer

I took this pic this morning without tungsten light as before.

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2009, 08:25:48 PM »
As a size reference, is he about the size of a pencil eraser?
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2009, 08:49:45 PM »
diameter yes not quite 0.50 centimeter, length is 2.5 centimeters or about 15/16 of an inch.

And not seen Phytopthora lateralis
Spoke to soon.........finished exam definately Armillaria ostoyae

Frank...........chainsaw did it today

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2009, 09:37:43 PM »
You had better get those slabs in a kiln, real quick, or you may only have fine sawdust in a short while.

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2009, 08:55:01 PM »
Frank, client will want to know your charge ($). Send me an email.

Slabs six feet by 16" top end.

I slabbed only one log..........Nails are also an issue :o




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Re: Today's play
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2009, 09:23:03 AM »
I charge $.60 a boardfoot.  They will be in the kiln for at least 30 days, being as thick as they must be.

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Re: Today's play
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2009, 08:57:42 PM »
I have yet to talk to the client,  Frank

Will let ya know as soon as I do ;)  Is that Doyle (74), Scribner(81) or International(87) :-X
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2009, 12:17:18 AM »
Scribner scale is the one I use all the time.  That way it stays  simple for me and my mind.
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Re: Today's play
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2009, 07:59:36 AM »
I like Simple!
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