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is all cedar good cedar?

Jan. 6, 2014, 5:06 p.m.
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Syncros,
You are now making me drool..
Dam those are nice.
After fighting a knotted cedar ,till I finally got out the chainsaw.
That's primo cedar .
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well then this should make you cry. from the big storms back in like 06 i think i have more cedar available than i could ever use. i know of about 4-5 100ft red's that are probably nicely seasoned by now and ready to be used for something.

rube goldberg would be jealous.

context is everything

Jan. 9, 2014, 12:34 p.m.
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this was a fun day

Just give it to him already, so he can fix that trail that used to be really awesome once ;)

Jan. 9, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
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there are some inside comments going on here…cmon i want some deets..

Jan. 9, 2014, 4:38 p.m.
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yellow cedar is found on the coast only (and in a few upslope drainages in the Hope area) unless it has been planted (as it has been done) artificially in the interior rain forest ecosystems.

there's actually a small stand of Yellow cedar on the fringes of Valhalla Provincial Park in the Slocan Valley not far from here…total anomaly and as far as I know it's the only one in the interior of BC. It's at pretty high elevation, maybe 1600m, and in the absolute middle of nowhere so I doubt it was planted

working as a forest technician the speculation amongst my co-workers was that some bird from the coast got bunged up and didn't take a shit until it got blown way off it's migratory route and eneded up around here. Who knows?

In any case I didn't believe it until I saw it with my own two eyes

Jan. 9, 2014, 11:02 p.m.
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Same thing east of PG. Really strange to see but there's actually quite a bit of cedar along the highway on the way to McBride. I'm not sure where they're logging it but there's a mill still cutting cedar in Barriere.

This place is about an hour and a half from PG. There's some massive old stuff up there: http://ancientcedar.ca/

Jan. 13, 2014, 5:53 p.m.
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I always find tons of young red cedars that have live healthy branches but end up being punky. Good way to test for good wood is take a draw knife and skin a bit of it while still standing or already blown down. Generally if the draw knife is pulling off more then just the bark that baby is no good. I usually just use my finger nails or a blade to check but a draw knife is nice.

thanks for all the info.. pretty sure they are young red cedars that Ive found - blown right over so they should make decent 15' stringers. I just thought that the smaller cedars sometimes get punky pretty quick even though they are cedars. I should have taken some pics of some of the cedar quarries Ive found..i love the smell of fresh split old growth. mmmmm

Factory for the cedar lovers! Alright Duke this ones for you!

Jan. 13, 2014, 9:27 p.m.
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What trail is this going on? :)

Jan. 13, 2014, 9:36 p.m.
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your wood is given me wood…

Jan. 13, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
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Guard dog too. Shake splittin is serious business!

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Jan. 14, 2014, 1:16 a.m.
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What trail is this going on? :)

The wood was used for this Bridge.

Jan. 14, 2014, 9:17 a.m.
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http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/10490686/

The wood was used for this Bridge.

You do some amazing work.

Jan. 14, 2014, 9:22 a.m.
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sweet picture..:)

Jan. 14, 2014, 7:23 p.m.
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Care I share more cedar love?

sweet picture..:)

Jan. 14, 2014, 7:35 p.m.
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Another bridge!

Jan. 14, 2014, 8:13 p.m.
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nice ^^

bridges are my fav for sure….working on this one recently..(i know i already posted in my bridges thread but , but…)

not 100% done but ridable…

47 ft long. 4 stringers ..2 at 30' + 2 @ 17'…stringers are big ..all rungs are 2" thick..:)

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