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Old 03-11-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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Ax Men shows the two crews running up and down the Suwanee (sp?, but that's the way they spell it on TEEEVEEEE), they are looking for ax-cut (old) cypress logs.

Wouldn't there be logs like that sunk in the Perdido, Escambia, and other blackwater rivers around here?
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great show, i wish they would make it with just the two river loggers. But i am sure the escambia is full of logs, they used to use williams ditch the main place to get logs out. I was told a couple of years ago it was illegal to get any logs out of escambia but i dont know know true it is. maybe someone that is better on the computer then me can find it. it looks fun and seems to be good money.
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I like the guy from from louisiana... Shelby!! He is a hoot! They should make a show about him ...
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The term for the cypress on the open market is sinker cypress. Back when they rafted it down a river, some logs would just sink to the bottom. Now they harvest them for lumber. The wood is typically worm holed, but not always. Some of it can be mineralized and be very dark colored. Usually has a smell that goes away with drying. Usually very expensive. When I had a fine woodworking shop, one of the last projects I did before 25 years retirement was build a bookcase out of some. Went on the second floor landing of a 3 floor mansion. It was a breakfront bookcase, 11 1/2 feet long and 9 1/2 feet tall. Price in 2001 was $12,500.
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I like the guy from from louisiana... Shelby!! He is a hoot! They should make a show about him ...
+1. Anyone who has a dog named "piss willy" and is barefoot 24/7 deserves there own show!!!
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yes there is alot of wood sunk in the rivers around here. the problem is getting all the permits to bring it up and finding a private ramp to bring it ashore. you cant use public ramps to bring your wood ashore. a buddy of mine looked into it and the start up cost would be around 15,000.
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I watched all the seasons on Netflix streaming. I think the FL and LA river guys were the best... that guy from WA was just an annoying moron always yelling at his son.
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We pull floating red cedar and White Cedar(juniper) that is floating out of the perdido river... Up where we cut you really have to know that river because it is filled with boat sinking stumps....Its amazing what a chain saw will do in water!!!!
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I wonder why it would be different legally on the Suwannee vs Escambia vs Perdido, etc.

Why would the public ramp be off limits?

When in the Perdido, when would you be subject to Alabama laws and when Florida's?



$15K startup doesn't sound TOO outrageous when 1 log might bring $1K
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This shoe rack is made from wood we pulled floating from the Perdido River...White and Red cedar....
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