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Offline ForestMan

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My new LT10!
« on: February 05, 2010, 05:46:44 pm »
I know I have been talking about this on other threads, but I feel a brand new sawmill purchase deserves it own thread!

I just put a deposit of $3000 down on a WM LT10.  I still owe about $625 before I can pick it up.  I am waiting on a paycheck to come in on the 26th of this month, and then I'll be free to pick it up.

It is my very first sawmill, and it's brand new.  I have never even bought a new car.  This is the first major purchase of something new in a while.

I suppose I should celebrate.  Now, what can I do...

Probably better just to go home and hug my three year old and kiss my wife and tell her "Thanks for supporting me."

Isn't life good?
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010, 05:50:47 pm »
Congratulations!!

I know you must be proud and anxious too.   Just think.   You could have spent all that money on a Bass Boat and used it once a month or six times a year and it would have never made you any money.  At least a sawmill has the potential of paying for its own gasoline.  :D :D

You're gonna love this.  ;D
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 08:05:39 pm »
Forestman,
Outstanding!! 8)   Tom said it best. 
I don't think you will ever regret it.  As much as I love my homemade mill, it sure would have been nice to consistently mill lumber for the last five years.  We gotta have pics of the first log. 8)
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010, 08:29:59 pm »
Thank you.  Yes, I'll be sure to snap some pictures and upload them.
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 08:44:29 pm »
Good Job!

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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 08:51:44 pm »
Congrats on the new mill  8) 8) you'll have the best time, enjoy be safe and take your wife out to dinner  ;) ;D.

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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 09:59:01 pm »
Yes, any major event in one's life deserves it's own thread.  I see this as a very exiting venture, and you putting in the footwork to make it a success.

You have a big support team here to answer questions and give advice as needed.  Sometimes you may not like the answer or response, but they are given based on knowledge and experience, and certainly intended to help you.

Good luck with the new mill, and don't forget the camera..... :)
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 10:19:06 pm »
Good for you ForestMan!!!! yay 8)
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 10:51:48 pm »

You're gonna love this.  ;D


What Tom said  8).
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 11:24:22 pm »
Just up the road from you, nice sawmill, good luck with the new venture.

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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2010, 08:03:38 am »
Good news.What will you be using all the lumber for?
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2010, 08:55:55 am »
I'll be using the lumber to build animal pens, sheds, a house, and to start a molding and hardwood floor business.
There is nothing like the natural beauty of wood.

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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2010, 09:11:04 am »
That's great! 8) 8)  I remember the excitement of ordering my first mill. Heck I remember the excitement when I ordered my second mill. You will have loads of fun. Be safe and there will be days when things might not go the way you want. But when there is sawdust in your blood each day you wake up and walk out to that mill will make the tough days few and far between.

Enjoy the new mill and I can't wait to see some pics.

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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2010, 09:40:20 am »
Congrats on the new mill.  You're going to love making the sawdust fly.
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2010, 10:05:54 am »
Congrats! enjoy!
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2010, 06:07:08 pm »
Very happy for you Forrestman. I have an Lt-10 on order as well. We will have to keep in touch. That sale they had was just to good to resist.
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 08:17:46 pm »

  Them LT-10's can go anywhere!!!!! fly_smiley :)








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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2010, 11:38:38 am »
That was quite a haul!
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2010, 06:50:57 pm »
Now I can say that I have seen Woodmizers delivered by land, sea, and air.  ;D :)

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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2010, 07:36:16 pm »
Right on man!!!, but the 26th , it will be worth the wait, hang in there buddy!



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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2010, 05:18:35 am »
Now I can say that I have seen Woodmizers delivered by land, sea, and air.  ;D :)

Don

Better yet Don, now you can say you saw a Wood-Mizer that flew.  ;D
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2010, 06:57:25 am »
Congratulations!!

I know you must be proud and anxious too.   Just think.   You could have spent all that money on a Bass Boat and used it once a month or six times a year and it would have never made you any money.  At least a sawmill has the potential of paying for its own gasoline.  :D :D

You're gonna love this.  ;D

 To catch some $300 a pound fish, my BIL must be around $1000 a pound buying 3 new boats over the years and not catching many fish. You cant get much of a car for $3600 either and it sure wouldn't be worth any where near what your sawmill will be worth in 10 years. Also if you sell a few boards you can save money on taxes.   Steve
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Re: My new LT10!
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2010, 04:14:36 pm »
It's pretty cool to think that I am buying a real asset.  Instead of a purchase, it is an investment.

I was thinking about this the other day.  If I were to use this for 10 years, then sell it at say, even $2000 even, I would have the use of a great sawmill for 10 years for only $1600 (the difference of what I paid - what I sold the mill for).  That's not bad.  Plus all the money I created in the meantime.

If you think about it, it is a pretty nice proposition.  You buy logs and mill them into lumber that is always worth more than the logs alone, and then refine them further to a finished product that is always worth more than the lumber itself.

There was a comment in a thread here on FF that said it best.  It is like printing money.

There is nothing like the natural beauty of wood.