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Much depends on your customers and location.
It also depends on if the customers are looking for a lot of wild character in the wood or straight laced straight grained stock.
Also your location matters. If walnut is abundant in your area, likely the bd.ft. price will be lower.

I pay around $6.00 a bdft. for wild grained live edge stock, sometimes fully dried and sometimes partially.
 

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Much depends on your customers and location.
It also depends on if the customers are looking for a lot of wild character in the wood or straight laced straight grained stock.
Also your location matters. If walnut is abundant in your area, likely the bd.ft. price will be lower.

I pay around $6.00 a bdft. for wild grained live edge stock, sometimes fully dried and sometimes partially.
I agree- it depends on location and tree quality.............
 

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A friend of mine has a portable mill, he was doing it as a profession till the market crashed he also told me the logs are veneer but he has been out of the game for awhile that is why I was asking what the going rate is now.
 

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As I understand it, you plan to haul the logs to a mill and sell them for $150? How far are you from the mill, and what equipment do you have to haul them? If they are veneer, cutting any of them to the wrong length will drastically reduce the value of the logs, so you might want to talk to the buyer at the mill first. To get an idea of the board footage, measure the diameter of the log at the small end, and plug that number, plus the length of the log into a board foot calculater (there are several on the web), using the Doyle scale. Then, at least you can talk the log buyer's language when you discuss selling the logs. The Youtube video, by the way, is more than just humor. The issues of metal in the log, as well as the experience required to mill and market the lumber are all very real. As a logger and sawmill operator, I run into this scenario more often than you might think.
 

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You got a sweet deal :thumbsup:! Hope you find a way to express your appreciation to the sawyer. I did a free job (couple hundred board feet) a while ago, and was very pleased to get a gift of a half-gallon of wild honey (also a sweet deal), plus some good referrals for some paying jobs.
 
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