John C Daley wrote:Great outcome
How old is the place you are re cladding?
Mike Jay wrote:The previous owner here had some hemlock lumber in the barn. It has such bad shake (I think that's the right term) that it is next to useless. Even when it isn't quartersawn the wood will crack right along the growth rings. Hopefully that's just from one bad tree. If it is usually good wood, I'd be more interested in the many huge hemlocks I have back in the woods...
Mike Jay wrote:Great to know, must've been a bad tree. Now I won't be afraid to saw up any that need to be sawn up.
R Jay wrote:
Living in an area of BC that has winds--50 mile an hour gusts at times-I thought that the cracks in wood
were caused by stress.
I read that "shake" is also caused by trees infected with a bacteria that belongs to the clostridium genus.
The bacteria is often accompanied by an unpleasant odor.
Brian Rodgers wrote:Can you run that mill by yourself?