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Sawyer, Have you considered using a metal detector, if you are concerned with hardware?Some folks around here mill power poles, I don't care to do so and turn that work down
I don't think I have ever seen a cedar utility pole. All I have ever seen were cresote treated pine. I have two that the Co-Op replaced on my farm laying in a barn. We cut a length off of one and it's not cedar.Some folks around here mill power poles, I don't care to do so and turn that work down...
I see some of the poles are turned into shingles...
What's in them that I'm concerned with, won't be detected by a metal detector!!Sawyer, Have you considered using a metal detector, if you are concerned with hardware?
I was given some pine that the owner said had hosted a tree house, we were able to locate the nails with a hand held metal detector, no harm to the saw.
Speaking of "old lumber" Gordon, I had a friend who worked for a med sized city's road maintenance crew . . . back after I got home from the military (1970) I started building on our land . . . he was pretty high up by then he gave me a present of old city sign posts true 4x4, 8x8 and 12x12 all the way up to 20' . . . redwood and cedar old growth heartwood from back in the late 1800, early 1900. They had many acres of these stored up sitting (steel has been the norm for many, many. . . anyway a bunch showed up on my land one day . . .That's a lot of nice cedar lumber DodgeMan. Looking at it you would never know it was sawn from a 50 year old power pole !
All our poles are Red Pine.