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Today was a great day..
« on: January 31, 2009, 11:32:04 pm »
Cause I bought a sawmill.  :) A Woodmizer LT10 with the 10HP motor. Slightly used, less than half a log.

Of course it all started when I went to the Woodmizer demo with my mom. I secretly had my hopes up that we would get one, but wasn't sure it would happen. After watching the mills work, and having my heart set on an LT15, I got to see the LT10 run, and I got to cut a board with it. After that, I was bit (by that old sawmill bug). Soon after, I noticed an LT10 packed up on a crate in the corner. I investigated, and saw it had a 10HP instead of the 7. It was about $1000 less than normal price. Seemed like a great deal to me  :)

So I talked to (I forget his name, last name was Mann I think) and he was very friendly and knowledgeable. Actually, the everyone there was. The next thing I knew, the deal was done.  8)

I don't actually have the sawmill yet, as we didn't drive the truck. So next Saturday we're going to go pick it up. I am extremely excited to get it up and running  ;D. I have a feeling this week is going to go awful slow.

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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 11:45:12 pm »
What a great way to leave your teens.  With a sawmill!!

You delt with "The Man".  He's the man in charge. If you could get a good deal it would be  from Dave.

Dave Mann, VP of the Sawmill Division for Wood-Mizer Products

And you are a good judge of character.  He is a friendly sort. You should see him joking around at the Forestry Forum Pig Roast.   He has had pie in his face and been dumped in the pool too.  He and his bunch are great with the little kids.

I might be as happy as you to find you with a mill.  Please take plenty of pictures and write down the whole story of your first log.  :)
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 11:58:23 pm »
I figured he was important  ;). I'll remember to take pictures, and maybe video if I can get someone to hold the camera  :D.

I still find it somewhat hard to believe that I own a mill now. It's like a dream come true. I can't wait to use it. I already had a few logs that I was gonna pay someone to cut, but now I can do it myself.  8)

I'll let you guys know, and I'm probably gonna have to invite my friends and family and neighbors to watch, if they don't show up by themselves  :D.

Hopefully I can turn this into a small business after college, which would probably mean getting a bigger mill, but that's ok with me.

Right now I think I'll just cut for myself mostly, but I'll probably end up selling some too.

This is exciting.  :)
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 11:59:08 pm »
WAY TO GO!!!!

Being young, you can whip through all that hard work with nary a complaint.  Me, I still love it, but I don't whip through as much anymore.  That sawmill will open many doors for you.  I want to see some pics of the little beauty in action ;D.
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2009, 12:19:31 am »
After using a chainsaw mill a little, I think it will be a welcome break. :) I have a 50hp tractor w/crane-loader type thing on the back, cant hook, chainsaws, and 75 acres of nice hardwood. Oh and an old barn to air dry it in, for now.

I'll probably end up putting the mill in the barn, as soon as we get some of the junk cleaned out of it. For now, it'll be under a tarp, but hopefully that won't be long.
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2009, 12:24:30 am »
I warned you that this would happen.  It's something about that building with all that orange paint and sawdust.   :D  Well you got your birthday present.  Congrats.  Now the fun begins.  Before long you will be looking at an LT-40 or a super.  Then an edger, a logging arch, support equipment, it never ends.  You'll see them in your dreams.  No turning back now that the sawdust is in your veins. 
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2009, 04:01:28 am »
WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) ;) ;D ;D

Top Show Mate  ;) It was only 6 months ago i told you that it wouldnt be Long untill you got your hands on one mate  ;) :D ;D ;D 8) 10Hp is plenty my little band only had about 9hp and did a dang good job for me even at full capacity And itll keep you in enough trouble while your at Uni  ;) :D :D ;D
are you getting afew extra bands and just using the resharp service and how long will it cut  ??? ??? ;) ;D
Now with putting it in the barn instead of shifting all that stuff  ;) :D ;D you could build a nice 3 side pole frame sawshed just make sure that you build it big enough to fit an LT 70 in it or even an Awmv lt300 :o :o  I think this is where This Addiction is Heading mate  ;) :D :D :D :D ;D ;D  8) 8)
Im thinkn this might become a habit with you mate every year haed to the show    ??? ??? ??? :P :P :P :P  come home with a Bigger Mill ;) ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8)
 ;) :D :D :D :D ;D ;) I bet you start taking the truck on the day now Mate  ;) :D :D :D :D

JV I thought the saying was He's got Sap in the veins and Sawdust for brains or is that just me mate ;) :D :D :D :D :D ;D

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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2009, 07:11:30 am »
Congratulations Ty!

Of course it's all downhill from here. Instead of eyeing that pretty redhead in class you'll be looking past her to the red oak outside the window....well maybe not. ;D
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2009, 07:18:01 am »
That is great.Now the next step will be a hyd mill. You will enjoy sawing lumber.I had to wait until I was almost 40 to get my mill.That will keep you off the streets.  :D  I should of put mine under cover,meaning a building or barn like what you have.The paint stays so much brighter.I should of built one first thing for it.Please take pictures for all of us to enjoy.
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 09:49:08 am »
Think its safe to say you made us all proud.  ;) What a way to go through life.
Enjoying something you love. Makes it even funner sharing with other people
who understand what it is you love. Congrats , now get to work. ;D :D :D :D
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2009, 09:50:28 am »
Chris: You were right, although I didn't believe you at the time  ;) As far as blades I used the $250 coupon I got for showing up to buy a box of 10 blades, plus the mill came with one. I plan on using the Resharp service for now.

Norm: I'll have to try to focus on both at the same time. ;)

thecfarm: Yes it will keep me off the streets, I'd much rather be sawing. :)

hoofer: Yes, this is what I want to be doing. I can't believe it is happening though. It's gonna be great when I finally get it. 8)

It's funny when I tell some of my friends that I bought a sawmill. The responses range from "What's a sawmill?" to "What the heck do you need that for?" and there were a few that complained about killing trees. I just had to explain to them all that I love it and money can be made from it. Some people make art for a hobby, well, I sawmill. (Is that an art form?)
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2009, 10:00:08 am »
I don't have a big enough smiley.  :)
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2009, 10:19:03 am »
I don't have a big enough smiley.  :)


You could borrow some from Meadows Miller, he might have some extras :D


tyb525 that is great news! You're hooked for life now, sawdust in your genes jeans. 8)
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2009, 10:33:05 am »
Congrats on the new mill  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :) :) :) :)
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2009, 11:36:29 am »
I don't have a big enough smiley.  :)

Tyb525,

The man is not without influence. :D  ;D :-X

Pre-commercial thinning pays off. :)

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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2009, 11:39:14 am »
 :) :) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2009, 12:11:12 pm »
Good show TY!

I know what it's like to "finally" own a mill.  I've only owned one for almost a year now and it's great.  Before that, I used my FIL's!
I left word with WM at Hanabal,NY that I was looking for a hydraulic mill if the price was right and about a year later I got a call from "petefrombearswamp" (who was upgrading) and our deal was made.  The feeling is hard to explain.

You, being a 19yo young man are our future!  You've made that first big important step.  Congratulations!

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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2009, 12:27:11 pm »
I'ts gratifying to see that theres still kids that are not only willing to work hard but actually want to. :)

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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 12:33:34 pm »
Way to go Kid !!  Wait a minute your 19  going to be 20 and now have a sawmill, give it hell Man!!!!
And now we know what your going to do when you grow up !!!  *answer* ??  Have sawdust on the brain!! :D

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Re: Today was a great day..
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 01:47:04 pm »
I SAW my first small/protable sawmill when I was about your age.  Always wanted one thereafter  ;D

Congrats on your new purchase and starting early.  I only know of one young man on the forum that did it sooner than your age  (I may be wrong)

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