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What is the total number of experience you have as a sawmiller. (Round to the closest number))

1 year
219 (33.1%)
5 years
187 (28.2%)
10 years
89 (13.4%)
15 years
53 (8%)
20 years
41 (6.2%)
25 years
31 (4.7%)
30 years
17 (2.6%)
35 years
8 (1.2%)
40 years
4 (0.6%)
45 years
4 (0.6%)
50 years
3 (0.5%)
55 years
2 (0.3%)
60 years
2 (0.3%)
65 years
2 (0.3%)

Total Members Voted: 661

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Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« on: June 27, 2008, 10:38:39 pm »
Lets try to figure out how many years of experience and knowledge this forum offers in certain areas. Lets start with sawmilling. I'll add a couple other polls as well.  We'll start adding all the numbers together and displaying it somewhere on the forum as we get data, and updating it periodically as more people participate in the collection of the information.

When answering the poll, round to the nearest number, either up or down, what ever is closest. It would be just to much for the poll if we added an option for every year. What we will come up with by rounding will be a very accurate number for our total.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 10:46:23 pm »
Done deal Jeff. I've got 16 but rounded down to 15. This is a great idea. Looking forward to the results.  :)

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 10:49:54 pm »
There we go. I needed to round up one year. together we achieved perfection. :)
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 11:52:23 pm »
Is rounding up 1 months experience to year fair?

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 12:28:18 am »
Just been a few minutes and we are already at around 160 years. :)
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008, 12:34:04 am »
Do we want years or Mbf?  I've got 25 years or 60 million bf.  I wonder if we reach a billion bf.  Maybe a dual poll?
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008, 06:43:07 am »
   Well I round up to 25. Who's got 30?

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008, 07:14:37 am »
I only have 5 personal experience...but I have spent most of that 5 here soaking up knowledge, learning from others experience. I learned stuff here I did not have to learn the hard way, invaluable really.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008, 08:41:11 am »
   Well I round up to 25. Who's got 30?

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That would be me. I started on the head rig at Oneal & company Inc in 1979, sawed there until they closed in 1984 after a pallot company named Northland Industries bought us and broke us. I went to work at Billsby Lumber the very next day as Head Sawyer. I worded there for over 20 years, I then bought my bandsaw from DouginUtah. Actual experience is 29 years. Rounded up 1.


Ron, yep, years.  Board feet wood be a different subject for sure. I reckon I'm upwards of 80 million using a 3-4 million a year average. Sawing all that aspen really boosts the numbers.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2008, 11:07:44 am »
I started hanging out at Grandpa's mill when he sawed as soon as it was set up.  That was sometime in the early 70s.  I was always dissappointed when he sawed and I wasn't able to be there.  I've been sawing with the mill myself since he passed away in 2001 but ran it bit under his supervision also  :) :)  I don't use the mill much these days as I've got too many irons in too many other fires right now.  I checked five years  :) :)
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2008, 12:13:12 pm »
We are at over 400 years of experience already. :)
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2008, 01:09:55 pm »
I just ran into the same quandry as Greg over on the log and timber poll. There's pics of me on scaffold with a hammer and apron on at 8 years old. I just checked 20 years over there. Man it feels good to be 28 again  ;D.

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2008, 01:36:35 pm »
I would say that Greg's experiences with his granddad are applicable. You don't have to be a sawyer to have milling experience and knowledge. As an example I'll betcha Bibbyman's granddaughters have more experience then many wood-mizer owners when it comes to the way things are actually done around a mill.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2008, 02:10:56 pm »
Well maybe I should change mine from 15 years to 150 :D :D  I'm a 5'th generation sawmiller ;D  I remember being at my Grandad's planing mill in Reding California around 1947.  That's the year we moved back to Mo.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2008, 08:14:23 pm »
I spent just a little time at a mill my sister's FIL owned during the early 70's but basically my experience is from 2003, getting my logs sawed by another and then buying my own mill in 05 because he was too slow. I checked 5. Still working on my first million BF, and a long ways to go on that.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2008, 08:28:17 am »
554 years experience now. :)
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2008, 10:07:44 am »
I've had a few days at the mill pulling 16' hemlock flitches that felt like 554 years. :D


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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2008, 10:56:28 am »
The only Mill experience I have is with the machine that put the dogears on the fence boards and cleaning the de-barker pit.  The headsaw was about 20 feet away though.
Other than that I took apart a complete milling operation a couple years ago for future use.  I will have to become a Millwright in the future to keep it going I'm sure.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2008, 11:20:14 am »
I have 6 and zac has 3 so we marked 10.
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« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2008, 04:11:30 pm »
The first 15 of my 20 years was all with an alaskan chainsaw mill and should really count for about 100 compared to my "real" twinsaw.
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