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Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« on: April 09, 2007, 09:37:40 pm »
Saturday, April 28th 2007 in Beeutiful Madison Wisconsin we're elevating the sawing of the now famous Wisconsin Redwood Log to a full blown Peterson Demo Day. Chris Brown from Peterson is gonna make the 18+ hour trip to be there to demo my mill and answer all yer questions. I even hear there's gonna be a contingent from the Michigan area in attendance... 8)  8)  8)

There's 4500 bf or so of lumber there that we're gonna really need some help with, so if you were lookin' at buyin' sumpthin and haven't decided this would be yer time. Or if ya ain't got nuthin to do..well now ya do.  If ya can't make it down to Sawlex...come on down....This is just hot off the presses so we don't have all the details worked out yet, but we'll get right at it and let ya know... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 09:49:17 pm »
Yep, Corley5 and I are making the trip to help saw up the beast. Burlkraft and Eggiman are supplying us with a couple new king size pigroast tables for this year, and we'll take one of them to Sawlex so ya'll can see what they look like if you attend.  Its pretty cool that we give a call to Peterson's and we not only get their support for the event, we get Chris too!

This will be a great time to come up and see something many of us will never get a chance to see in this part of the country. A Peterson Swing mill disassembling a big Redwood Log!  I can't wait!

We have to get times narrowed down, but the event will definitely be on Saturday, April 28th. I'm looking foward to getting one of them old time photos with all of us sitting on the log. :D  I'm also looking forward to taking my turn on doing some sawing.

Whaddaya think Steve, How wide a slab can we make?  8)
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 10:16:44 pm »
Whaddaya think Steve, How wide a slab can we make? 8)

Well.....How wide a slab can ya load in da truck..... ???  ???  ???

We should be able ta get some nice 3" X 5' X 16' slabs......

How long is Corley's trailer is the real question.... :D :D :D

Furby should chime in real soon with the weight on a slab like that.....By the way...Why ain't Fruby comin'.. ???  ???  ???
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 10:26:05 pm »
He still might, but he says that they are backed up from the cold and will probably bust loose when it gets warm.

Were bringing my tandem trailer with a 16 foot bed.
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 10:27:13 pm »
Who out there thinks they might be able to make it up to da festivities?  :)
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 10:29:50 pm »


26' with beaver tail up ;) ;D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007, 10:33:46 pm »
Dat's da trailer ya'll needs ta bring.... ;D ;D ;D

Will Jeff's trailer handle 4 slabs.... ???  ???  ???

If not make sure ya git pictures.... :D :D :D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007, 10:36:33 pm »


Jeff's trailer should be more than sufficient for some little redwood boards  ;D ;) :)  Did I say this was gonna be fun ???
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007, 10:38:16 pm »
I am sure going to try to be there. ;D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007, 07:52:49 am »
What's the address you're having it at Steve?

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 09:21:59 am »
  Gonna miss my three day weekend by one day.  :'(
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2007, 10:10:10 am »
I'm going to try and make.  Maybe bring Brother Bull. ;D
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2007, 11:38:28 am »
I'll be there with my 16' trailer, and I hope alot of energy.  Steve, would you like me to come early and help set up the mill?  Or would you like me to come to your place to help load up?
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2007, 11:45:00 am »
Jeff and Corley5,
Are you going around the top or through Chicago?  When ya coming back home?
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2007, 12:01:46 pm »
We will be going around the Top. Tammy is dropping me and the trailer off at Greg's Thursday morning in Wolverine. Once in Wolverine, ya gotta go over da top.  :)   We will probably leave for home on Sunday morning.
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2007, 07:35:22 pm »
Here's the address for where the cutting is to take place.

4430 Helgesen Dr.
Madison, Wi.

According to Burlkraft "It's just 4 miles off the interstate so Map quest should get everybody there no problemo....."  :)
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2007, 11:00:12 pm »
Might just make the trip up from Peoria. Any idea on costs you will be asking for the wood? I have to get out to Peoria's Detwiller Park tomorrow and get a picture of our Peoria redwood. I bet it's the sister to this one. Story has it that Caterpillar brought a log in for photo work. It even has the same type of bark retention system ;D I'll post the pics when I get them. I thought that WI log was ours when I first saw the photo without reading.

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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2007, 11:22:43 pm »
low_48, that there log in Peoria ia already famous on the forestry forum. There are quite a few references to it and some picture too. Some forum members are rumored to have carved names in it. One is rumored to have carved MY name into it. :D (not by me)
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2007, 11:33:12 pm »
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Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2007, 11:34:54 pm »
Kind of a little saw ain't it.. ??? ???
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