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Title: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft 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
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff 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)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft 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'.. ???  ???  ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff 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.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 09, 2007, 10:27:13 pm
Who out there thinks they might be able to make it up to da festivities?  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 09, 2007, 10:29:50 pm
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/Case%20DC%20dad.jpg)

26' with beaver tail up †;) ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft 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
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 09, 2007, 10:36:33 pm
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/Iron%20Mule%20We%20made%20It.jpg)

Jeff's trailer should be more than sufficient for some little redwood boards  ;D ;) :)  Did I say this was gonna be fun ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 09, 2007, 10:38:16 pm
I am sure going to try to be there.† ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Norm on April 10, 2007, 07:52:49 am
What's the address you're having it at Steve?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Chet on April 10, 2007, 09:21:59 am
  Gonna miss my three day weekend by one day.  :'(
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: IL Bull on April 10, 2007, 10:10:10 am
I'm going to try and make.  Maybe bring Brother Bull. ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: stumpy 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?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: johncinquo 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?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff 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.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff 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....."  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: low_48 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.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff 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)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 10, 2007, 11:33:12 pm
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10265/Noble_and_Big_tree.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 10, 2007, 11:34:54 pm
Kind of a little saw ain't it.. ??? ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 10, 2007, 11:36:13 pm
Not for Noble. Its rumored he cut down limbed and bucked that log with that saw before breakfast one day, just after milking the stoopid cows.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 11, 2007, 08:12:13 am
Did he put the Keep Off sign up there.....Or was he abiding by it.... ???  ???  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on April 11, 2007, 08:26:49 am
Geez it appears every State has a BHR except us. TR ya gotta find out whether we gots one of them Big Honkin Redwoods sumwharz!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: metalspinner on April 11, 2007, 08:46:59 am
You guys have it all wrong.  They ain't gonna saw no boards from that log.  They are going to demonstrate the new Peter-lathe-erson attatchment for oversized turning stock.  Burlkraft is going to chuck that bigboy up and turn a lamp out of it.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Part_Timer on April 11, 2007, 01:20:13 pm
Boy that should be a blast.  How much cribbing are you going to need under your mill  ???

I'll send Zac that way to help move them slabs. ;)

Tom
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: johncinquo on April 11, 2007, 01:43:00 pm
Ahh, if he was picking you, Jeff up it was kinda a toss up which way was shorter.

5 hours 13 minutes for me.  About 4 1/2 hours if I take the cycle and avoid the radar.  Taking the ferry from Muskegon to Milwaukee would be shorter, but about $80, and surely not as much fun.  If it would ever quit snowing! 

Have to check with the Domestic Goddess to clear the way....
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 11, 2007, 02:25:02 pm
About 4 1/2 hours if I take the cycle and avoid the radar.†

I'd like ta see that today.... ;D ;D  It's not snowing down, it's snowing from west to east at about 40 mph...... >:( >:( >:(

Kinda like the picture of the polar bear in a snowstorm....White out.... >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: pasbuild on April 11, 2007, 05:53:01 pm
SSSSSSOOOo if ya saw a hitchhiker with a FF hat on up in da UP would ya pick um up????`
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 11, 2007, 06:16:59 pm
John, ya need to add at least an hour to that time if ya are going down and around, maybe more. That time is only good if you head through in the dead of night, trust me on this. ;)

Any chance the slabber could be updated to take my 72" bar ??? ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 11, 2007, 09:56:58 pm
SSSSSSOOOo if ya saw a hitchhiker with a FF hat on up in da UP would ya pick um up????`

That could be arranged  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 11, 2007, 10:08:39 pm
Steve could use that bar! He needs a cookie. :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on April 11, 2007, 10:14:22 pm
I offered to send Helga but he said she would not like the foot of snow they just got. Heck she is from one of the coldest places on earth what's he tinkin?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 11, 2007, 11:25:55 pm
Is she Swedish or Japanese..... ???  ???  ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 11, 2007, 11:29:52 pm
Corley...being the voice of reason..... :D :D.....Thinks we might be better off talkin' him inta a slab er two..... ;) ;) ;)

Might hafta cut a lot off da end ta git past da checks.....  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: johncinquo on April 12, 2007, 08:46:24 pm
Any camping nearby?  Definetly not taking the cycle.  We bought a camper last year and have had it out once so far.  I've been given the "that sounds like fun" go ahead to look into coming over and camping out.  I have a feeling the heater will be getting a thorough workout! 

Will be coming round the bottom from Mid W MI.  We have a spare seat, and room in the truck bed for gear, is someone wants to ride along and camp out there.  Your on your own once we get there.  I sing in the car too, but that shouldnt stop ya!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 12, 2007, 10:17:24 pm
There's camping around...If you search the Wi. DNR site there should be a list of parks. I know there is one around the village of McFarland....Not too far from the site. The site is on the east side of Madison, near the Interstate...if that helps  ::) ::) ::)

I'm not much of a camper.....
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 13, 2007, 09:08:57 am
I got the crane all lined up fer next week ta come set her in da parking lot... ;D ;D ;D

The Dawes facility is just up da street and we happened to have 2 of their trucks in da shop yesterday  ;D  ;D  ;D

I told them if they was easy on me...I'd be easy on dem.... ;) ;) ;)

I'm thinkin' I'm gonna use 6 X 6's ta bunk it with...the closer ta da ground da better.... ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 13, 2007, 09:27:17 am
How high do you think yer going to have to block the mill?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fred on April 13, 2007, 09:39:21 am
Is this in a busy part of the city? I would like to come but im not a city person/ driver.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fred on April 13, 2007, 09:42:27 am
I'm only 160 miles away.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 13, 2007, 09:48:31 am
Hey Fred,

This ain't too bad...It's close to the interstate on the east side of town. There's a little city drivin' but it's not bad on Saturday and it's Madison not Chicago  :D  :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 13, 2007, 09:53:05 am
How high do you think yer going to have to block the mill?

I'm hopin' only a couple a feet er so.....We'll see when I get her set in da lot....

You do know dat YOU are cuttin' the top slab off...Dontcha   ???   ???   ???

Anybody that's comin' and has antique loggin' tools...... bring 'em along fer da picture... ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fred on April 13, 2007, 10:31:33 am
Thanks I am planning to be there. looking forward to helping and meeting you all.
   Fred
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 13, 2007, 07:12:37 pm
I dont know if there is any help for us Fred, but it'll be a pleasure to meet. :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Part_Timer on April 13, 2007, 07:45:41 pm
Burlkraft

When you block the mill up make sure that you can slide it side to side a bit on the cribbing.  With as wide as that thing is I don't think your going to be able to make the right side cut without moving it a bit.
Just a thought, I think I thunk of. :)
Tom
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 13, 2007, 08:17:26 pm
What day da Peterson dude flapping in?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 13, 2007, 08:40:06 pm
Thursday evening.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: stumpy on April 13, 2007, 10:12:04 pm
Hey Steve,  As long as I'm brigin the trailer, should I bring the skidsteer with forks for moving the slabs around?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 13, 2007, 10:51:40 pm
Sure.......That way if we gotta move sumpthin' big we'll have my tractor too..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 14, 2007, 08:55:58 am
Sure.......That way if we gotta move sumpthin' big we'll have my tractor too..... ;D ;D

You better not be talkin bout me... >:( ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: ex-Engineer Wannabe on April 14, 2007, 04:38:12 pm
Just did a search on the following address:

4430 Helgesen Dr
Madison, WI 53718-6700


1154 miles just might[/b] be pushing it somewhat. ;)  Sorry I won't be there, but it'll be great to read about how everything went. :P

By the way, great shot of your skidder, Corley5. :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 14, 2007, 07:10:06 pm
Sure.......That way if we gotta move sumpthin' big we'll have my tractor too..... ;D ;D

You better not be talkin bout me... >:( ;)

Not us...... :D :D :D smiley_angel02_wings smiley_devil smiley_angel02_wings smiley_devil smiley_angel02_wings smiley_devil
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 14, 2007, 10:41:39 pm
I keep reading the title of this thread and have to wonder what we do if they send us a fake Peterson guy?  ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 14, 2007, 11:13:17 pm
What if they send a Peterson gal ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 14, 2007, 11:23:30 pm
Fine, long as she's real    ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 14, 2007, 11:31:22 pm
Blow ups don't count eh? ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 14, 2007, 11:55:50 pm
This adventure has gone from "discovering" a huge redwood log in Wisconsin to looking for an inflatable gal. What's next?   ???

 :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on April 14, 2007, 11:58:43 pm
This thread is headed to the woodshed................................along with all that soon-to-be-milled redwood lumber ;D.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 15, 2007, 12:34:31 am
Well we have not even begun to discuss what's being served at the demo, so maybe it's time after three pages to finally turn this thread over to FOOD! :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 15, 2007, 12:41:33 am
Ask The Big Man what he's eatin' when he's here.... ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 15, 2007, 12:47:12 am
Ask The Big Man what he's eatin' when he's here.... ;D  ;D  ;D

OK Burlkraft, I will. Burlkraft, what ya eatin?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on April 15, 2007, 12:54:48 am
 :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 15, 2007, 12:57:01 am
Usually whatever I want......Can't ya tell... ???  ???  ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 15, 2007, 01:28:40 am
I'm gonna bet there will be some WI grits at some point after the demo is all over with. ;D

You guys ever figure out a game plan as to how this is all going down?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 15, 2007, 08:08:55 am
Well......we're gonna try to start at about 9:00 a.m. on Saturday the 28th and saw till we're done...or it gets dark. Whatever comes first.... ;)

Seein' how Peterson is sendin' guy all the way over here and The FF is showing up to work their butts off I guess Eggimann's being the last sponsor will provide some kinda lunch fer everyone who is sawing.... ;D ;D ;D

Wisco Grits may be served....but AFTER the sawing is done. Wouldn't want anyone to get hurt.... :D :D :D
Seeing how Jeff is proving the insurance for this event..... ;)  ;)  ;)

The addy once again is   4430 Helgesen Dr.† †Madison WI.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Chet on April 15, 2007, 10:11:15 am
Usually whatever I want......Can't ya tell... ??? ??? ???

I can see how you and da big guy get along so well.   :D  :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 15, 2007, 10:15:24 am
Yeah...I know what da next one is gonna be.......

We musta been seperated at birth...... :D :D :D

I just wanted ta beat ya to it..... :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fred on April 15, 2007, 06:24:40 pm
Right now im cooking pork chops and gravy taders for dinner cause the wife is milking them DanG stoopid cows.
        Fred
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: pasbuild on April 15, 2007, 06:41:07 pm
Thats a good trade 8) heck I'd even through in doin the dish's
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fred on April 15, 2007, 07:19:58 pm
I do most of the cooking on weekends to give her a little break. But I dont like doing dishes. :)
          Fred
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fred on April 15, 2007, 07:23:06 pm
I been trying to talk her in to comming to Madison with me to do the work while I visit/watch.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 15, 2007, 10:43:25 pm
I been trying to talk her in to comming to Madison with me to do the work while I visit/watch.

Fred...If you can get that done and get away with it, mebby you should give all of us a seminar.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 17, 2007, 01:21:57 pm
I got another bonus for the first 20 to 25 guys that show up at the demo day. ;D   Mike P and Rust Reaper is sending some samples for ya'll to try.  Those sample bottle of rust reaper is almost like getting a whole toolbox. ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Raider on April 18, 2007, 05:51:26 pm
Steve: I will be there on the Sat. 28th. My son will make us a banner about 5'x4' for our event!! Wisconsin Chapter of course ! If any one is maken the long trip from Iowa or Ill. and would want to pull in Fri. nite they are more than welcome to over nite at my place and we could come up Sat. morn abt. 1 1/2 hrs.  Raider
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 18, 2007, 06:09:13 pm
That's great Raider...Make sure ya have some of his cards along this time...... ;D ;D ;D

The Wisconsin Chapter is gonna be world famous soon....... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: trapper on April 18, 2007, 08:36:35 pm
Have never seen a swingmill.  Hope to be there
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 18, 2007, 11:10:45 pm
I got a flyer in my email from Petersons!   Hope this don't scare people off. :D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/peterson_redwood_flyer.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Chet on April 19, 2007, 12:39:51 am
 8) but who's dat der Brokaw fellar der talkin' 'bout.  ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 19, 2007, 12:44:09 am
I dunno, I think its a typo.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: thecfarm on April 19, 2007, 04:30:38 am
Welcome to the forum trapper.Go and see that swinger.I was real impressed the first time I saw one being used.They are quite the saw.Meet Jeff too.
Jeff,you have come a long ways with this forum.Your name should of been before Chris's.    :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 19, 2007, 06:36:30 pm
I caught up with Burlkraft this afternoon, attacking da redwood log with a sawzall....... ::) ::)

He's just cut da steel bands holding the bark tight.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_Log.JPG)

I'll upload some more that I took.
She's a big-un, alright der,  eh eh
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 19, 2007, 06:40:48 pm
Ya gotta hand it to Beenthere   ;D ;D   He catches me in some great poses. First it was lookin' like Stumpy was givin' me a headache and here it looks like I just crapped my pants.... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: JimBuis on April 19, 2007, 06:50:00 pm
Ya gotta hand it to Beenthere   ;D ;D   He catches me in some great poses. First it was lookin' like Stumpy was givin' me a headache and here it looks like I just crapped my pants.... :D :D :D

 ;D :D :) ;D :D :) ;D :D :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 19, 2007, 07:03:44 pm
Ya oughta see da ones I can't show...... ;D
Here are a few more.

Motion shot cutting the last steel band, and the bark dropping away fast......critters a runnin away.......
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_band_ff.JPG)

Here I thought we's gonna saw her up with the Peterson, but he's attacking it with da big Stihl....makin short work of the 6" thick bark.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_thick_bark_b_ff.JPG)

Perched up on treated supports, the crane will lift her off and set 'er down on timbers in the parking lot. Some solid wood it appears under there, as only the sapwood is punky. Some burl knots hangin off it, solid as the day they was born.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_Log_a_ff.JPG)

T'other side with bark off......gonna make some fine slabs, I do believe.  Standing aside this thing makes one feel pretty small. Gonna need some ladders ta get everyone on top for a good picture.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_log_c_ff.JPG)

Found a furball of a "whatzit" that must be hibernating, as it wasn't movin a muscle, and in a deep sleep.  Whatzit?
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_furball_ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 19, 2007, 07:26:24 pm
Found a furball of a "whatzit" that must be hibernating, as it wasn't movin a muscle, and in a deep sleep.  Whatzit?
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_furball_ff.jpg)


I told Beenthere I ain't never seen one with fangs and talons before and mebby we otta take it ta da lab fer carbon dating.......

He took it ta da dumpster fer Waste Management..... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Norm on April 20, 2007, 07:46:42 am
I thought it was a picture of Steve's toupee that fell off. ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 20, 2007, 08:05:23 am
My hair may be pretty much grey....But I got it all   ;)  ;)  ;)

Beenthere is a whole 'nuther story tho..... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: theorm on April 20, 2007, 11:02:29 am
That looks like a flying squirrel to me. Ya kinda fling em like a frisbee.........

Theo
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 20, 2007, 02:23:12 pm
Instead of hiring a crane, you could just get your guns out and shoot the supports out from under that log. I think Beenthere knows how to do that. Also isn't there someone thats coming that has a bunch of shells leftover that had bear written on them?    ;D

Just a suggestion.    :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 20, 2007, 03:44:15 pm
When ya comin down, Gary?
Gonna need summ'at good wisdom an advice, come next week.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 20, 2007, 04:22:39 pm
Just got back from setting the log in the parking lot.

Yes...I forgot the camera, but it was just me and the crane operator so there really wasn't time for me to take any pictures....Mike kept me pretty busy.... ;) ;) ;)

They sent a 70 ton crane and it took a lot longer to set up and take down than it did to lift. There are 2 big checks one in each end and naturally they were running the wrong way... ::) ::) The 20' straps were too short to choke the log and rotate it so we had to block it and roll it. We went slow and made small rolls...3 of them but we got the checks horizontal now and she's all ready to be milled.... ;D ;D ;D

The crane drew a pretty big crowd from the neighborhood so I can't imagine what the saw demo will draw... ;D ;D

Oh yeah the log scaled 18, 680 lbs hangin' on the crane. The guy who gave me the log told me 10,000 and the volume calculator said 22,000..... ;) ;) ;)

Them supports that thing was sittin' on kinda disintegrated when the log was lifted off o' them. It prolly wouldn't have been long and she wudda been on the ground anyway.... ::) ::)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 20, 2007, 06:50:16 pm
When ya comin down, Gary?
Gonna need summ'at good wisdom an advice, come next week.  ;D ;D

Ya, I hope to be there next week. But how are you going to be able to get that big log ready if I don't give you some advice before then?   ??? ???     :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Raider on April 22, 2007, 06:36:01 pm
Hi Steve: Just got back from Hudson,Wi. At my son's place and picked up the banner 5' X 3' Vertical. Made with Heavy vinyl. Should work if we have another "Event". Wisconsin Chapter of corse! Will be up Sat Morn. Hope we have good weather. See Ya later -Raider
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 22, 2007, 06:37:57 pm
That's great Raider..... ;) ;) ;)

Gonna rain in da middle of da week, so I'm absolutly sure we'll have a nice weekend..... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: HSV on April 22, 2007, 11:59:35 pm
Whew!!!
What a read.
From cuttin a huge Redwood, to a Peterson demo day, to a blow up girl, to a dead thing stuck to a log!  I need a minute to take it all in!

Well, I'm jealous. 
I'm not going to the Shootout, can't make it to the Pig Roast, and can't even get to the greatest Redwood Vs Sawmill showdown WI ever seen!

But hey, in all seriousness, this thing has turned out fantastic.  It sounds like so many FF members are going to make the journey. Chris is pretty overwhelmed by the reaction so far and for once he's actually looking forward to his 18 hour flight and multiple security checkpoints!

What a cool offer from Mike as well.  Rust Reaper Rocks!

I'm with you Raider, I hope the weather is good too, can't have Chris catching a cold before the shootout!!!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: IL Bull on April 23, 2007, 11:13:20 am
It's a go,  the Bull brothers will be there. 8)
See ya there,
Joe
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 23, 2007, 11:57:35 am
It's a go,  the Bull brothers will be there. 8)
See ya there,
Joe

There's just sumpthin about the way you put that that makes me think I should wear my boots. :D ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 23, 2007, 12:25:04 pm
You weren't planning to wear your waders right from the start ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: OneWithWood on April 23, 2007, 12:27:36 pm
Furb, I almost posted the very same thing!!
Guess I shoulda  :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 23, 2007, 12:47:12 pm
With the group that's getting together for this "demo"...... scuba gear may even be a good idea. ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: IL Bull on April 23, 2007, 12:48:38 pm
It's just a name and not a substance(watch where you step though) :D :D :D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on April 23, 2007, 01:10:29 pm
I'm torn between being really sad we could not make it and extremely glad we aren't going to be there. :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 23, 2007, 05:50:48 pm
With the group that's getting together for this "demo"...... scuba gear may even be a good idea. ;)

Furby....What are ya talkin' about...???

I'm absolutly sure that ALL of the information shared over the 3 or so days we're gonna spend will be truthful and honest and as factual as you will ever find...'cept mebby at the pig roast.... :D :D :D


KevJay....You should be sad....very.....very  sad...... :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 23, 2007, 07:20:37 pm
Well at least it won't take much food to feed ya all, as you'll already be full of it eh? ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on April 24, 2007, 12:21:35 am
Only reason I'm a little glad Steve is cuz I only have knee-high boots and I don't think they would be high enough. :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: DanG on April 24, 2007, 01:01:31 am
C'mon Kevjay!  Go on up there and get a little bit between yer toes. ;D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 24, 2007, 07:40:05 am
It may be deep enuff he'll get some behind his ears.... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 24, 2007, 08:58:41 pm
Kev's not a super tall fellow, so I think he'd better bring a PFD! ;)
 ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: johncinquo on April 25, 2007, 12:26:31 pm
Speaking of food.


dang, that took awhile.   Whats the plans for eats?   The camping is off, so we are staying at Days Inn about 3.1 miles away, and 1 mile from the Zoo.  I am sure we will know how far to the Mall shortly!   Any plans for eating out or BBQing there? 
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2007, 07:57:26 pm
Quote
Oh yeah the log scaled 18, 680 lbs hangin' on the crane. The guy who gave me the log told me 10,000 and the volume calculator said 22,000.....

Ya know, I bet our calculator was very very close to the pre-aged weight.  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 25, 2007, 08:17:07 pm
I bet you're right and I'm surprised at how close it still is. :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 25, 2007, 09:47:29 pm
I also probably took 12-1500 lbs of bark off of it........That stuff Beenthere's gonna shred for me... :-X :-X :-X......I mean gonna help me............. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2007, 10:38:40 pm
Burlkraft sent me some pics of the Redwood with her bark all skinned back just sitting there waiting upon us.   :)

I had an Amish guy call me from Iowa about the demo today!  TWICE!  He aint got no internet or computer and borrowed a phone. Someone I told told someone and it got to him some how.  He may be there. We might get out numbered by the amish again if enough forum members dont show up! :D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_1.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_2.jpg)
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 25, 2007, 11:20:41 pm
What are the measurements of that log now that you have the bark off?

If the amish are coming, they better be on the road already. Those horses don't make very good time even at a trot.   ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 25, 2007, 11:24:54 pm
Speaking of food.


dang, that took awhile.   Whats the plans for eats?   The camping is off, so we are staying at Days Inn about 3.1 miles away, and 1 mile from the Zoo.  I am sure we will know how far to the Mall shortly!   Any plans for eating out or BBQing there? 

John,

Ya got the address of that Hotel ???  We'll be able ta find ya then. I guess eats depends on when yer gonna be here.....

You know there's gonna be eats............. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 25, 2007, 11:27:50 pm
What are the measurements of that log now that you have the bark off?



That's a 8' timber standin' up against the end in the last picture....It's gotta be about 6' yet.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on April 26, 2007, 12:19:15 am
This has already been a great story and it hasn't even happened yet. ;D I wonder if my wife would miss me for a weekend. Maybe she would not notice I was gone. :o :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 26, 2007, 12:23:57 am
John (and others interested).
There is a Days Inn near the intersection of Hwy 51 and Hwy 12 that is a couple miles from the log site. The Zoo is about 7 miles from there.
I'll attach a map that may show the Airport (1), the Staybridge Hotel (2), the Redwood Log (3), the Days Inn (4) and the Zoo (5)  The green line is the route between the numbers. The numbers start at the top left and circle clockwise, ending up at the Zoo (5).  (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/RedwoodLog_Map.JPG)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on April 26, 2007, 12:42:59 am
Like the lines on the map, I am green with envy :).  Sure wish I could be there.  I will be waiting with baited breath (whatever that means) to see the results.  What are the plans for the wood?  Surely some thicker chunks for some bowls would be in order ???. 
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 26, 2007, 10:12:50 am
Having breakfast at Hardees in Manistique.  Madison here we come 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: johncinquo on April 26, 2007, 12:13:12 pm
We'll be at the Days Inn mentioned.  Leaving here Friday after getting packed up, I expect we'll roll into the area around 5:00PM.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: IL Bull on April 26, 2007, 12:23:35 pm
I tried to get a room there but they were all booked up.  I'll be at the Quality Inn (now the Road House) Friday PM. 8)
Joe
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 26, 2007, 12:25:11 pm
Menominee/Marinette and getting closer 8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2007, 01:38:48 pm
coming past greenbay and dawood workers depot. I'm typing  going down da road!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 26, 2007, 01:53:09 pm
In two hours, the MI crew will be at the Mad town.

Lookin forward to your arrival.

Others, keep us posted where ya all will be and when. Don't wanna lose anyone in the hustle bustle.
Plannin to keep this rain away. (Maybe da rain will get Norm and Patty up this way.. ::) ??? :) :) )

Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 26, 2007, 02:52:57 pm
Brownsville at a station and caught Bob smoking in the boys room  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 26, 2007, 03:06:09 pm
Brownsville? 
You're off da course ta Mad town den....

missin dat Hwy 151 der.  Goin by Stumpy's place ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: sharp edge on April 26, 2007, 03:09:29 pm
Should be there Sat. morning, see you all then.
SE
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: stumpy on April 26, 2007, 03:16:37 pm
Come on over!!!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 26, 2007, 03:21:12 pm
Maybe their gettin back on course, and headin west on Hwy 49. Steve said they were plannin to come down 151.  8) 8) ::)

See ya sharp edge.
Now, ya-all from WI that show up can get either or both of the official Wisconsin Chapter FF shirts, for a pitance dat will go to da Forum  ($15 and $20). Steve will have them. Prolly even can get such a souvenir if ya from sommers else too.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 26, 2007, 03:40:51 pm
Don't know bout them shirts. Are they cleared for export or will I get stopped going back into Minnesota with one?  Oh well, probably get stopped anyway, Minnesota needs the money and them troopers think I drive too fast anyway.   :D

For those that have never been to Madison before, that old saying about "the shortest distance between two points is a straight line" just doesn't work in that town. You got to go the round about way.  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 26, 2007, 03:55:32 pm
We have arrived  :) and there's cheese and likker across the road 8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: HSV on April 26, 2007, 06:48:12 pm
Hey all,
Chris's flight has been delayed, so his 31 hour journey has turned into 35hrs +.  Burlkraft is graciously staying up past his bedtime to go pick Chris up from the airport at 9.30pmish.
Looks like you are all ready to go, that log looks fantastic... we've definitely got some people here drooling, we can't wait to see photos.
Have fun  ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 26, 2007, 09:23:43 pm
We're keeping Burlkraft propped up and awake to make his pickp ;D ;) :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 27, 2007, 07:18:30 am
Chris snuck in here sometime around 3? this morning† 8) 8)†
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 27, 2007, 07:24:15 am
I guess seein' how yer all in da same room....ya might wanna use spell check next time..... :D :D :D

I'm glad ta see you boys are up.... ;D ;D ;D  I'll be knockin' on yer door in a little while....Beenthere's got a Forest Products Lab tour all lined up fer 8:30.... ;D ;D ;D

Better take advantage of that free breakfast....
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 27, 2007, 07:30:16 am
 ;D ;) :)  See ya in a bit.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: johncinquo on April 27, 2007, 08:06:05 am
Were now staying at the Grandstay Residential Suites.  5317 High Crossing Blvd.  608-286-6245.    ::)  I just go, let somebody else handle the rangements....

my cell- 616-499-3159.  We should be into town around 4:00 this afternoon. 

Cheese and liquor...  I'll bring the tums.   
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 27, 2007, 06:29:24 pm
Now one would think that with Corley's net connection and Jeff's web cam, we could have all come along for this whole trip. :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: johncinquo on April 27, 2007, 07:33:29 pm
Well, I now have a madison LIbrary card!   No internet at the hotel.

Did I miss something?  The log is NOT located at 4430 Helgesen Road.  For anyone else who missed that, go East another 2-3 blocks then south on Daniels.  Cant miss the big piece of wood.   Since I THOUGHT I had Steves phone number, I did not bother to get it before I left....   1st mistake.   I didnt have it after all.  Wellllll, I found the rigging company, got ahold of the operator, and he told me where it was.  Location solved. 

We are at a super hotel.  Theres a BBQ grill and big out door seating area.  We have a suite with a frig and oven and eating area.   Cold beer and hot steaks?   I havent heard from anyone here, so dont know where they are working on lies and strategies for tomorrow.   

We are right near the Old Town cheese and beer place, so if you guys are within walking distance let me know.   Otherwise I guess we'll see everyone tomorrow. 

Room 308
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Mooseherder on April 27, 2007, 10:59:36 pm
Looks like da Boyz is back in town gettin' ready fer tomorrow. ;D


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/Boysgettinready.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 27, 2007, 11:21:45 pm
No sign of life down there in Madison? I'll have to find Steve's number and give him a wake call when I leave. That will be bout 4 AM.  :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on April 27, 2007, 11:51:46 pm
The calm before the Storm........................................
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Husband on April 28, 2007, 12:31:29 am
Well I made it!!
The gaurds at the room sleept through my entry... :-\.
After getting a few hours sleep we went on the tour of Madison and surroundings. THEN....
we went to the  "LOG". 8)
For the record...Steves mill is designed for 4foot diameter tops, the log is actually 6'10"and is 21 feet long  :o :o. Steve asked if I wanted to go home now :D.
We are looking forward to the challenge, I have delegated myself to photographer (so I dont have to work hard). I will make sure that I have it when they cut them slabs anyway ;D.
will keep you all posted with progress, need some sleep now!
Husband.
BTW. Hello wife, I am working hard......honest ::)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 28, 2007, 12:58:34 am
Were having a great time, (unless your Chet, then, were having a miserable time) ;D  Today we went and had one of those heart attak burgers, then went for a guided tour of the USFS Forest Products Laboratory, then went on a tour of Eggimann's facilities, then on to Steve's house to load up the mill and tools for tomorrow. After that we came back and rehydrated at the hotel for awhile just after we took Chris to check out the log.  We have a ton of photos to post at some point and will have a ton more. Its to hard to post right now as greg has zero software on this computer to do the job however I did do this one one line. Its of the heart attack hamburger attack crew. :)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/rox.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 28, 2007, 01:04:34 am
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/chris_redwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Chet on April 28, 2007, 01:21:09 am
Seein' as how tings are goin' so miserably for you'se guys, I don't feel quite so bad I ain't dar.   :-\
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Raider on April 28, 2007, 05:31:50 am
The  G R E A T   Day  has come!! Up at 3:45am, have to drink a pot or two of coffee, out to do the chores, about 44degs. should be a very nice day. Turkeys on the ridge are "barking" at me, but got the "chickens milked" :D Will try to leave about 6:30 about 1 1/2 hr drive north to Madison. Redwood sawdust all day! Took a early look at the log on Wednesday this week it is BIG. Well got to have another cup! Got to check some trees on the way up any ways.  Raider
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on April 28, 2007, 07:43:58 am

 I was thinkin the Burlkraft mill was a wide frame ::) ::)

  After sawin that 6' dia. Pilon, with a narrow frame, NOW I get to see how the "Pro" does it .  Hi Chris. Say hi to Kerris for me.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: metalspinner on April 28, 2007, 12:58:14 pm
Is the saw in the wood yet?  It's been daylight for about 6 hours now.... smiley_whip smiley_whip smiley_whip
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Mooseherder on April 28, 2007, 01:02:26 pm
Dare was a little altercation wit who wood be runnin da saw. :D
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/Fight.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on April 28, 2007, 09:10:58 pm
It should be getting dark there by now.  They may still be sawing (or eating ;D).
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 28, 2007, 09:16:09 pm
The job is done. Beautiful day and plenty of redwood sawdust for all. There were some differences of opinion over which color of chainsaw trimmed that red log best as it took a lot of shaving to get it to fit, but we got er done.  Sorry, no internet connection on site and when I left the boys were picking up and they are probably having refreshments now.

Just a pit stop on the road home for me, so more details to follow.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: DanG on April 28, 2007, 09:35:58 pm
Whew!  I was beginnin' ta wonder if there was any survivors! :o
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 29, 2007, 12:03:58 am
One thing we didn't have today, was access to the internet and FF. Here is a pic of the remaining crew after the log was completely sawn. What a bunch today, and some DanG good fun, all I can say.  More pics comin. Husband, Burlkraft, and Jeff (with some awesome help of course) had the sawin of a 6' (almost 7') diam log that turned out to be almost 22' long down to a smooth operation. By 6 pm, all done.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/RedwoodLog.JPG)

Stumpy, beenthere, burlkraft, JeffB, Husband, Corley5, Wyatt, Pasbuild, Johncinquo
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 29, 2007, 12:13:39 am
I see Gary_C is busy loading pics so I will only add this one at the moment.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/RedwoodLog_crew.JPG)

Gonna take a shot at naming the members on da log.
Top (l-r) beenthere, JeffB, Burlkraft, Wyatt, Gary_C, Stumpy.
Bottom (l-r) Pasbuild, Corley5, Raider, Husband, IL Bull brothers.

(If I missed any, pls send me a PM for a correction).  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 29, 2007, 12:26:24 am
Here are some photos I took. Looking that log over.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/RW-How-do-we.jpg)

The owner brought this plaque over to see.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/RW-Owners-Plaque.jpg)

Steve making his first cut.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/RW-First-cut.jpg)

Almost done
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/RW-Almost-done.jpg)

Cleanup is under way.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/RW-Cleanup-under-way.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 29, 2007, 12:36:28 am
Here is a close up of that plaque.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/RW-Plaque-close-up.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 29, 2007, 02:04:42 am
Just came in from hydraulic sandwiches  ;) ;D  The Kiwi left us early.  Jet lag and sawing 5,000 bdft today caught up with him ;D  More tomorrow  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Stump Jumper on April 29, 2007, 07:42:48 am
looks like an event to remember for sure  8)  ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Husband on April 29, 2007, 07:46:30 am
Morning guys and gals!
I may have left early but they are asleep still and the sun is a coming up over the hill.
THEY HAVE WASTED HALF A DAY ALREADY! :)
We didnt have fun Chet, was real hard work ALL day. ;)
As Jeff said we only cut about 9 boards at the end of the day, what a tired bunch.
Well battries getting flat so much sign out beforeI Loose this lot..need to go get a adaptor today.
Photos galore to come. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2007, 08:08:03 am
I thought I would post a couple photos before the other guys recover from yesterday's events and we hit the road for home. It certainly was a day to remember! 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/group_redwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2007, 08:22:41 am
Chris walking the redwood after helping cut the end off thr log. We bopped 2 foot off each in order to get the log inside the mill. The ATS is designed to saw 4 foot in diameter and 20 foot log.  Turns out this log was 6' 10" and 21.5 foot long!!

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/chris_browne_walking_redwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 29, 2007, 09:24:56 am
THE 9 boards sawn Sat.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_9Boards.JPG)

Bring on the shootout......
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 29, 2007, 12:36:12 pm
Loaded up the Michigan crew, and sent them on their way this am.
How'd dat happen? Corley5, Jeff, Husband, Stumpy, Pasbuild
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_MI_load.JPG)

You guys are good ta go. Next load.
Corely5, Husband, JeffB, Burlkraft
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_loading_aff.JPG)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 29, 2007, 12:39:35 pm
Next was Stumpy's load, after some conferencing between Burlkraft, JeffB, and Husband
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_conference.JPG)


Burlkraft saying "Yes dear, Stumpy is takin the one ya wanted"  :D :D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_loading_ff.JPG)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Radar67 on April 29, 2007, 06:03:11 pm
Did anybody get any closeups of the tight grain?

Stew
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Tom on April 29, 2007, 06:46:31 pm
Who got the "end cuts"?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: metalspinner on April 29, 2007, 10:02:14 pm
Quote
Who got the "end cuts"?

I have a large cookie that I use with the boy scouts.  Lots of pushpins on birthdays and such.  I am sure somebody like that would love to have a 3"-4" cookie from that log to study. :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2007, 10:03:25 pm
The end cuts were pretty fractured but I brought home quite a few. No cookies were possible do to the checking and cracking. I'll have photos and videos.

Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 29, 2007, 10:49:24 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/First%20Cut.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/First%20Cut%20II.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/First%20Cut%20III.jpg)

First cuts of the day† 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 29, 2007, 10:58:19 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/What%20are%20they%20looking%20at.jpg)

Wonder what they're looking at† eh eh
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 29, 2007, 11:08:06 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/Five%20X%20Sixteen.jpg)

5' X 16'† eh eh† ;) :D ;D :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 29, 2007, 11:21:53 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/End%20Cuts.jpg)

End cuts
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 29, 2007, 11:39:48 pm
Here is the first Video Clip.  This is Where Chris gets his first look at the log on Friday as we "size it up"  :)

https://youtu.be/DB1zCP1sNe0
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_chris_first_look.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 30, 2007, 12:51:12 am
Good video Jeff. Captured the very beginning of da adventure.....good thing Chris hung around fer da next day.   :) ;D

Members there on Sat included: (let me know if I missed anyone, or made a mistake, pls)
JeffB
Husband
Burlkraft
Corley5
Pasbuild
Stumpy
beenthere
Gary_C
Johncinquo
Wyatt
Fred
Raider
Trapper
Sharp edge
IL Bull and brother
trees_rock
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 07:18:01 am

Ya can't forget Wyatt!  He and Burlkrafts frame man from Eggimann's, Steve, braved and ate sawdust for a long time draging cants off the end of dat Redwood.  He and I also set the record with the slabber!  :D

treesrock was there early to spend the day, but had to leave unexpectedly before we got to sawing. I was glad to get a chance to meet him.  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 07:38:22 am
NO COOKIES!  :)

The log was checked on the ends to deeply to cut any kind of cookies. Here is a video clip that shows that quite vividly.  :)
https://youtu.be/fykqKvOheGE

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_fractured_end.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 07:53:34 am
Temporary Technical difficulties. :D

https://youtu.be/ZXIsBIHgz48
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_dirty_camera.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 08:09:03 am
Knocking the top flat on the old girl.  :)
https://youtu.be/ry0RPtdFyqM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_flattop.jpg)



Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 08:58:55 am
The other end of the Log didn't come off quite as easy as the first we took off.


VIDEO LINK (https://youtu.be/dd6fIE9oTFw)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_udder_end.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_cookie.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on April 30, 2007, 09:04:43 am

 Videos might be nice, but, it takes forever to download.  Hope someone has photos  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 09:09:12 am
I'm thinking thats what those square things with colors are in the post Harold. ;)


Here is a photo of Steve and I with the great banner member Raider's son made for the "Wisconsin Chapter of the Forestry Forum" :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_raider_banner.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Fla._Deadheader on April 30, 2007, 09:18:32 am
   ::) ::) ::) ::)

  Don't know how long it took. Before posting about the Videos, I left the download running. JUST finished the download.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 30, 2007, 09:25:48 am
There certainly are some similarities in the photo Mooseherder posted

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/Boysgettinready.jpg)


and the one Jeff posted (taken the day before the log sawing) ;D ;D ;D
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/rox.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 10:11:13 am
Burlkraft is a little bummed right now. His internet is broke and he can't get on line to post or see da pictures. He's now on his way to pick up Chris to take him to the airport, then he's going to go by work so he can drop in and see whats going on. :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: OneWithWood on April 30, 2007, 10:26:47 am
Great pics and vids  8)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 10:28:49 am
Here are a few photos where we are setting up the Peterson ATS around the log.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/setting_up_redwood_1.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/setting_up_redwood_2.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/setting_up_redwood_3.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/setting_up_redwood_4.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/setting_up_redwood_5.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/setting_up_redwood_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 10:47:36 am
I had to get this photo in here from Thrusday night of Pasbuild and Corley5.  We sure like that crazy yooper. :D   I cant say why, but When the weekend started out he was  "just Bob".  We now refer to him as "Thee Bob"  :D
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_corley5_pasbuild.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 10:57:24 am
Burlkraft gettin after it.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_burlkraft_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 30, 2007, 12:17:06 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/Jeff%20and%20Wyatt%20slabbing.jpg)

Jeff and Wyatt slabbing
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 12:23:20 pm
I wondered if I was going to have proof of doing anything other then standing around.  :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Wyatt on April 30, 2007, 12:27:34 pm
Jeff, as I remember it, that was the best looking slab and the quickest one completed :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 30, 2007, 12:34:05 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/Thee%20Bob.jpg)

Thee Bob and Stumpy taking aerial photos  ;)  Yes, we are well aware that this really wasn't safe  ;)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/Jeff%20working.jpg)

Jeff working some more
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 12:35:06 pm
Yup!  Thats the way I choose to remember it too. We even included a safety equipment check whilst we set all of our records as well. ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 30, 2007, 12:44:17 pm
I thought you said you were out of gas?   :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: sharp edge on April 30, 2007, 12:47:40 pm
Sounds like we should wear tall boots a couple of days after the party too.   :) :) :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 12:51:37 pm
Sounds like we should wear tall boots a couple of days after the party too.   :) :) :D :D

Well, mebby a little. :D


Here's a picture of "The Bob" helping in the slabbin.
I think he was singing "Ya load 16 tons and whaddaya get? Another day older and deeper in dept..."
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/thebob.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 12:52:16 pm
I thought you said you were out of gas?   :D :D


Not that time. ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 30, 2007, 01:08:32 pm
We did get answers to some burning questions. Like how do you know when to check the gas?

Chris:   When it stops running.     8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 01:20:14 pm
Yep, that Chris was quite a teacher. Here's a pic and a video of Chris doing a quick sharpening touch up on the saw teeth. Pretty simple process with the right tool. :D
https://youtu.be/bCssQ01RAaQ
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/chris_sharpening_redwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 30, 2007, 01:42:59 pm
Come on Boss.....let's tell 'em why da saw shut down when ya was slabbin'....... :D :D :D

It had sumpthin' ta do with da front porch........ :D :D :D :D :D   ( I just couldn't hep meself)

Internet connection works great here at work......

I gotta thank everyone who showed up Saturday. It was a great day. Everyone worked hard and had fun. Thanks to Chris and everyone at Peterson. When I droppped Chris at the airport I told him I hoped it was as good for Peterson as it was for me........He just smiled and said he had a great time and was looking forward to coming back again..... ;D ;D ;D

Somewhere along the line Jeff got Chris to admit it was the biggest log he's sawed in the Western Hemisphere......or sumpthin like that.....
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 01:57:07 pm
I'm thinkin it was the Northern Hemisphere.  ;)

Ya'll need to get over to the Sawmill and Woodlot thread and get signed up if you don't have a supscription yet. You not only get the deal they set up for us, but Walter has asked me to write a story about the redwood cutting for the July issue. You'll get to see and hear more about the day, and you'll actually get to see something written by me with good grammar cause there will be a fleet of people to correcting it for me. :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 01:59:12 pm
Come on Boss.....let's tell 'em why da saw shut down when ya was slabbin'....... :D :D :D

It had sumpthin' ta do with da front porch........ :D :D :D :D :D   ( I just couldn't hep meself)

I'll have you know that was my forearm that hit the panic button. ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 02:14:30 pm
Corley5 climbed up the ladder and took a turn sawing for a bit and now has two new goals in life he says. First, to find himself a supply of Redwood Logs, and second, to get a Peterson mill to saw them up with.  He loves his Corley mill, but she just aint up to the task of sawing logs like this one. :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_corley5_1.jpg) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_corley5_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 02:21:27 pm
The professional shows us how to get it done!  I think that Steve and Wyatt, who were swampin lumber, were real glad when Chris stepped off and someone else started sawing. :D  Chris can sure make that saw sing. :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/chris_sawing_redwood.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_wyatte.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 30, 2007, 02:29:13 pm
Why they walking so far to the loader ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 02:40:54 pm
Because the sawdust was blowing so bad at the end of the log. It worked better to walk the wood a few feet to the side for them.


Here is a much clearer photo of what was on the plaque that had accompanied the log as it toured around Madison. We heard stories about it having been cut for a century or even two centuries ago, but if the plaque is accurate, logic tells me it was cut around 1960.   :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_plaque.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 30, 2007, 04:01:15 pm
So what ya are saying Boss is that a bunch of mill rats couldn't set up the mill to take into account the wind direction ???
 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 30, 2007, 04:07:37 pm
For sure we did take that into account. You notice the guys sawing were not in the sawdust......just the ones offbearing.  Now, don't think for a split second that it wasn't planned that way.  ;D

But everyone had a taste of the sawdust once in awhile. Wyatt took the brunt of it, but kept on truckin.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on April 30, 2007, 04:29:29 pm
Note the stump diameter was 10 ft 7 inches and this log was only 6 ft 10 inches. So this was not a butt log, but was a ways up the tree. It did have some branch stubs so it may have been the third 20 ft log taken from that tree.

I suppose some of the foresters could probably calculate just how high up in the tree this log came from.  ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 05:02:52 pm
Sorting out the slabber chain.

"Take the let loop there and put it up a bit.
Now pull that side in, and wrap it twice around.
Slip that up, on that side there.
Now, beenthere you, 
step through that loop and I'll,
pull this one up over,
and duck through twice.
 Bull brother, you put your left foot in and shake it all about..."  ;)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/slabber_chain_redwood.jpg)

Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on April 30, 2007, 05:12:41 pm
I've found the easiest way to sort out a loooong chain is to lay it on piece of plywood and slide the loops out. :)
I can easily imagine what is going on in the pic and would love to see a vid of the "stooges"! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 30, 2007, 07:12:16 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/Long%20five.jpg)

It's not 5' Steve† ;) ;D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10027/%20that%20way%20either.jpg)

Nope, not 5' that way either
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 30, 2007, 07:17:26 pm
Yup, I really liked the Peterson 8) 8)  I've heard talk of another log down south somewhere in Ill....... 
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 30, 2007, 08:29:16 pm
Yup, I really liked the Peterson 8) 8)  I've heard talk of another log down south somewhere in Ill....... 

Ya pickin' me up.... ???† ???† ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 30, 2007, 08:47:00 pm
For sure we did take that into account. You notice the guys sawing were not in the sawdust......just the ones offbearing.  Now, don't think for a split second that it wasn't planned that way.  ;D


It was also downhill that way. What planing......A tail wind and downhill too.... ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: sprucebunny on April 30, 2007, 08:49:54 pm
Looks like you guys had a great time  8)

I'd love to see a picture that shows the grain .

Thanks for all the pictures and videos ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on April 30, 2007, 09:17:12 pm
Yup, I really liked the Peterson 8) 8)  I've heard talk of another log down south somewhere in Ill....... 

Ya pickin' me up.... ???† ???† ???

You got the mill  ;D :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 10:42:35 pm
Here is a simple photo with special meaning for many of us that were there and breath sawdust. You know who you are and you know what I mean. ;D   Steve, this is especially for you. ;) (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_breath.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: pasbuild on April 30, 2007, 10:51:15 pm
 lol lol lol lol laugh_at
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 30, 2007, 11:14:01 pm
When we were about 2 thirds through the log, we took a short break for a photo op and got a few people to climb in da log. We did have as many as 30 folks there at one time, and I know we could have fit 50 or more on the log at this point as we only had 2 rows and could have fit 4, but this is what we got for that moment in time.  :)   Looks like the young feller manning my camera was not our main focus. There should be more photos of this out there on other cameras. :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/group_half_redwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 30, 2007, 11:19:50 pm
We thought that log was leanin down a bit on Burlkrafts end der.....now der is proof. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 01, 2007, 07:38:08 am
That's gotta be an optical illusion......

It was fun sawin' downhill tho.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 01, 2007, 09:45:59 am
Here is a taste of what the grain looks like. Its raining here this morning so the wood that I have is wet and really really red!

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_grain.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_grain_2.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_grain_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on May 01, 2007, 10:10:01 am
 8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Husband on May 01, 2007, 02:18:58 pm
Well after another delema with the delta airlines I made it to bangor. (via Portland then a 2 hour taxi ride)
I even fond a converter so now I can charge all my electrical equipment and keep in touch with you all.
Photos are looking good there people, I have never seen so many cameras in one spot! That poor kid that had about 6 hanging of him for a while there.
Yep, Steves "recap"photo. You look quite relaxed there ;D
Nice looking grain there Jeff, it is real cold and wet up here as well in maine.
Thanks to all you FF guys out there who made my stay in WI enjoyable and memorable, espically Steve, Jeff, Greg, "Thee Bob", and Kent.
 
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on May 01, 2007, 03:56:22 pm
Man o man I sure did miss a great time. I'm glad it turned out to be such a greta success for all involved. I'm especially glad no one got hurt. I was concerned the log would get top heavy and roll over on someone! :D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 01, 2007, 04:15:34 pm
Not to worry, we had that covered.  :) Corley5 and Beenthere made and installed several chucks to prevent the log from moving. :)  I've been awhile getting to posting these photos as I was sure Greg needed some time to forget about running a Stihl before I reminded him again.  :D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_wedge_1.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_wedge_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on May 01, 2007, 04:28:36 pm
Yep. Y'all thought of everything. The only good news left is to post that because of the demonstration, Peterson sold a mill. I plan to take care of that myself hopefully; All I need is for Texas Ranger to find us a BFTR (Big Fat Texas Redwood) somewhere's in Tejas so's I can tell the missus we have to buy a swingmill from those brilliant Kiwi's across da pond.

In fact, for the first time since I started watching the Amerca's Cup over 20 years ago, i am pulling for Emirates Team New Zealand (to come in second behind behind BMW Oracle Racing of course)! ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 01, 2007, 04:47:49 pm
I've been awhile getting to posting these photos as I was sure Greg needed some time to forget about running a Stihl before I reminded him again.  :D

 

I've got ta think that by now Greg OWNS a 660 with a 42" bar....He was kinda speechless after that performance mine gave him.... ;D ;D ;D  That would be speechless in a "Oh man....I gotta get me one 'o these...!!"  Kinda way.... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on May 01, 2007, 05:01:25 pm

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_udder_end.jpg)

Ya mean Corley5 didn't like this big Stihl saw and bar?  ;D ;D
 I think he maybee was dreamin this log was standin on end, and he was dropping all 270 + feet of it.  :)
When the right chain finally arrived for this big saw, things started happenin pretty fast then. A few minutes and the frame was set up, and the saw rig mounted on the tracks. Each piece of the frame easily carried or handled by one person. Having Chris there to point out the right way to do things, was great and perfected the demonstration.

Note the limb stub just to the left and above Corley5's head. Indication this was a log further up in the tree, like 50' or more.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on May 01, 2007, 09:08:14 pm
Nice saws Steve but I still wouldn't buy one  ;D  Falling that tree woulda been quite rush.  I wouldn't have wanted the job of climbing up and topping it just cutting it off at the stump  ;D :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on May 01, 2007, 10:35:29 pm
Loaded up the Michigan crew, and sent them on their way this am.
How'd dat happen? Corley5, Jeff, Husband, Stumpy, Pasbuild
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_MI_load.JPG)

Personally, I find those cheap ratchet straps to be pretty effective and much easier to use, but who am I to tell you folks how to load and secure a trailer. smiley_big_grin3
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 01, 2007, 11:40:32 pm
Kevjay, hous about a big ol cypress?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: TexasTimbers on May 01, 2007, 11:49:14 pm
How big?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: katie-did on May 02, 2007, 10:21:31 am
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Redwood_thick_bark_b_ff.JPG)
What is wrong with this picture? ???





Steve has sleeves in his shirt. Must be and picture fraud or may be Burlkraft fraud.

Look like it was a great time and GREAT proof that a PETERSON can do anything.
It was such a disappointment that Part Timer and I could not make it up. I know that he would have much rather be inhaling saw dust then sitting in a hotel in Canada but the pictures and the stories are the next best thing. I canít what to here the tall tails I mean story at the Hog Roast.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: stumpy on May 02, 2007, 06:54:19 pm
Hey Burl, where were ya??????  I was in Madison today, so I swung over to the site ta see if ya needed some help loading.  Not only were ya not there, the redwood still was!  What's the deal, are you still recooperatin from the weekend?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2007, 06:56:30 pm
How much did ya get away with?  8)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2007, 07:02:25 pm
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_jeff_wyatt.jpg)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_chris_corley5.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2007, 07:15:01 pm
Anudder Video Link: Burlkraft and the Peterson (http://www.forestryforum.com/media/steve_sawing.wmv)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/steve_and_his_redwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: stumpy on May 02, 2007, 07:15:55 pm
I didn't get any but there were a couple of people there asking if they could have some for firewood.  I told them to take what they want,  Burlkraft wouldn't mind.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on May 02, 2007, 07:59:50 pm
Stumpy
When was ya there?  We coulda used your skidsteer at one end or the other, hauling wood to Steve's place. Seems I was there most a da day, and Steve was there longer yet.......sorry to a missed ya. 

Hey, I FOUND my hat....thanks to all who were helpin me not lose it.

I meant...."my hat was found for me"† †;D ;D ;D† and many thanks to Burlkraft and Chris :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 02, 2007, 08:24:13 pm
Hey Burl, where were ya??????  I was in Madison today, so I swung over to the site ta see if ya needed some help loading.  Not only were ya not there, the redwood still was!  What's the deal, are you still recooperatin from the weekend?

I went to Oshkosh this morning to meet Furby....

Me and WasHere was there this afternoon and we hauled it all home today.......

It was pretty fun unloadin' them slabs here without a tractor... ;D ;D ;D

Old age and ingenuity conquered..... :D :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 02, 2007, 08:27:49 pm
Hey, I FOUND my hat....thanks to all who were helpin me not lose it.

Who found yer hat.... ??? ??? ???

Who almost lost it again.... ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Furby on May 02, 2007, 10:13:17 pm
DanG it Stumpy!!!
I go through all the trouble to haul Burl waaaaaay outta town, and ya didn't even score me some wood ???  :o ::) >:(

Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Trees_rock on May 02, 2007, 11:33:00 pm
I wish that i could have stayed :-[
it looks like it was a fun day
i'm glad that i got to meet some of you


Justin
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: stumpy on May 02, 2007, 11:34:59 pm
OOPS!! Sorry Furby
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2007, 11:58:43 pm
Justin, I'm sorry you had to leave too. Glad we got a chance to meet and I hope everything turned out for the best for your girl friend's family.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 03, 2007, 08:52:55 am
Justin,

It was good ta meet ya and I too am sorry ya couldn't stay... :( :(

Just remember........ now that when ya get a job with them big trees, just drop me a line and we'll make some lumber.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: trapper on May 03, 2007, 09:01:46 pm
glad i went the sawing and people were great.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Captain on May 05, 2007, 07:39:32 am
Hey all, had a great visit with Chris Browne on Thursday night and saw his picture collection as well.  Guess those chains came in handy, huh Burlkraft?  Very well done by all,

Captain

Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 05, 2007, 07:45:32 am
Those chains were awesome. Those are the best slabber chains ever.   8) 8) 8)

Thanks for gettin' them right out to me.......I 'spose Chris told ya what my saw shop did to my other chain.... >:( >:( >:(

Nuthin' like puttin' a crosscut grind on a rip chain..... ::) ::) ::)  I guess I shudda sharpened it myself, but I just ran outta time.... :D :D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 07, 2007, 10:52:02 pm
Hey! We made the photo of the month on the Peterson Website!  8)

http://www.petersonsawmills.com/owners_photo_may07.htm
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: thecfarm on May 08, 2007, 05:15:00 pm
That was quite the log.I like all of the pictures.Everyone looks small.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on June 03, 2007, 10:34:30 pm
I've created a slide show with all the redwood sawing photos I have.  :) Several photos that were never posted in the thread.

LINK TO REDWOOD SLIDE SHOW (http://www.forestryforum.com/redwood2/)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on June 03, 2007, 11:56:15 pm
Several photos not posted?????

Awesome stuff 8).
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on June 04, 2007, 08:52:27 am
Wow...There's a lot of pictures there....... ;) ;) ;)

"Thee Bob" is in some of my favorites..... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: arj on June 04, 2007, 10:50:28 pm
Great show Jeff, You done good, or Awesome, don`t do this job justice.
                                 
                                       THANKS
                                                                  arj
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on June 06, 2007, 10:24:18 pm
That redwood log is still giving up lumber.  :)   Today Tammy and I resawed some 8 inch cants that corley5 brought home.  We also flattened out his slab that was cut off the side of the log so as the slabber could start slabbin.  We had to trim the edges down on the slab so it would go between my guides. It was still a tight squeeze where we had to make a couple "adjustments" as we sawed the length of the slab.  :)That redwood sure do saw nice though.  :)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_june_1.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_june_2.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_june_3.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_june_4.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_june_5.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/redwood_june_6.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on June 06, 2007, 10:30:35 pm
Looks like you have the old "sawdust on the driveway" problem :D.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Corley5 on June 06, 2007, 10:40:44 pm
 8) 8) 8)  Thanks Jeff and Tammy   :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Wildflower on June 06, 2007, 10:50:07 pm
No Problem Greg, it was fun.  8) That redwood is some beautiful wood.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on June 07, 2007, 04:13:59 am
Hey...That slab's lookin' pretty nice.... ;) ;) ;)

Good ta see yer mill still works, did it start this time.... ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on June 07, 2007, 07:28:44 am
I have a connection problem somewhere.  I have to jump it across the solenoid to start it. It wont do anything at the key.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 12, 2010, 05:57:44 pm
I was just in my wood shed stacking some lumber and had to move a pile of 1 X 4 X 12' redwood boards that I sawed out of some of those cants.

I hadda look at this thread again  ;D  ;D

I'm sure some of our newer members have not seen it.

That was the best day ever.......
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Husband on May 12, 2010, 08:02:28 pm
I still enjoy looking at the photos and remembering what a great time I had. 8)
Thanks to Jeff and all FF members who made it possible.

Did I walk home from the bar that night??? ;)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 12, 2010, 08:11:41 pm
Did I walk home from the bar that night??? ;)

I think you might have. :)   That was definitely a good time. The Night that pasbuild became "THEE BOB" is etched in my mind forever.

Speaking of which Burlkraft, we got to make a "movement" one of these days on a certain task we've been neglecting.  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Warbird on May 12, 2010, 08:14:36 pm
My BIL is getting married at the end of Sept, so it is likely any extra cash we have will go toward getting us there.  Sure wish we could get down to visit with all of you at this years roast.  It is unlikely but we'll see what shakes out.

ps.  AWESOME thread, btw.  Looks like a ton of fun!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on May 13, 2010, 05:55:05 am
I dug up another memory of the night of the redwood.  :)

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,25436.0.html
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on May 13, 2010, 08:28:58 am
Did I walk home from the bar that night??? ;)

I think you might have. :)   That was definitely a good time. The Night that pasbuild became "THEE BOB" is etched in my mind forever.

Speaking of which Burlkraft, we got to make a "movement" one of these days on a certain task we've been neglecting.  :)

I just made a movement  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Gary_C on May 13, 2010, 08:43:53 am
They say that will happen if you eat enough.   :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on May 13, 2010, 10:16:34 am
They say that will happen if you eat enough.   :)

Gary,

I think that's "if you eat enough fiber..."

Of course, I'm pretty sure sawdust counts as fiber...  ;D

Herb
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: whitecap on April 02, 2012, 04:19:13 pm
Hi All, I thought you might enjoy a small addendum to the tale of the Wisconsin Redwood.

I met "The Bob" a couple months ago thru Stan Peterson, a mutual friend. This past Saturday my friend Stan and I started a refurb project on my old starcraft walleye boat which needed seats, we decided to go see if Bob had something suitable. After digging around for a few minutes Bob spins around and got a big smile going... 'how about Wisconsin redwood' says he.... he marches us out to his storage tent and shows us this slab about the size of a queen size matress... told us the story of the 'Wisconsin Redwood' and said we could find all the info via online search. We dragged that slab out and into the shop where we had a great time slicing out enough to do our seating job. I am attaching a picture now of the work we completed yesterday, will finish up next weekend. 

(btw, the flooring is cedar  ;D)

(http://www.siamfusion-online.com/yoopernet/images/boatwork.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: beenthere on April 02, 2012, 06:07:43 pm
Welcome to the forum.

Alright! Looks great. And the WI redwood lives on..... 8)

That is THE Bob for ya!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 02, 2012, 08:15:54 pm
Outstanding!  :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Magicman on April 02, 2012, 08:45:45 pm
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, whitecap.   :)  I have read that thread and looked at the pictures.  It is good to see old trees/wood live on.  I am finishing building a clock from Redwood sent to me from Minnesota so that it too can live on.
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Ron Scott on April 02, 2012, 09:13:54 pm
Well done!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: WDH on April 02, 2012, 10:02:16 pm
Very nice!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Burlkraft on April 04, 2012, 10:21:52 pm
I have just used a bit of that myself lately. The seats look awesome and I'm glad to see it's being used. Way to go Thee Bob!!
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: stumpy on April 05, 2012, 09:29:57 am
I'm finally using some of my stash from the Wisconsin Redwood.  My nephew asked me to make him a coffee table for his first apartment.  I decided to do it out of some pine from our cabin up north.  He loves it up there and goes whenever he gets a chance.  I found some old steel machine legs half buried out back, so I sandblasted them and painted them for the table.  I used live edge pine and added a center strip of the redwood.  For the final touch, I glued a pocket on the  underside and inserted a picture of the plaque Burlkraft got with the log.  It tells the history of it.  Now when he has friends over, he's got a story to tell.(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11664/2011-10-01_17-36-44_196.jpg)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: Jeff on April 05, 2012, 01:15:01 pm
I used part of the end cuts that we did before we started sawing the log in a landscape project for Tammy this week. The three chunks in the lower right foreground of the photo.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2012-04-04_19-16-13_222.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/DSC03987.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/DSC03986.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/redwood2/images/DSC04002.jpg)

http://youtu.be/xS_Ytm5eqmE
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: whitecap on April 08, 2012, 08:46:59 am
Hey Blackfoot..... I didn't see an option to attach photos to messages, so I'll post here regarding your pm question on the finish coating... :P

Stan only put on an oil base clear water repellant, (Wolmans), the photo above looks glossy because there was a fresh 2nd coat applied a short while before the photo. This photo is what it looks like after sitting outdoors for a week.  :-\
IMAGES MUST BE IN YOUR FORESTRY FORUM GALLERY OFFSITE PHOTOS ARE NOT ALLOWED
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: metalspinner on April 11, 2012, 09:05:31 am
Hey! That boat looks familiar! 8)

Whitecap, I was thinking about a floor for my boat, too.  Do you mind sharing your procedure for installing it?  Do you have crossmembers under the decking?
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: whitecap on April 17, 2012, 07:28:55 pm
Hey! That boat looks familiar! 8)

Whitecap, I was thinking about a floor for my boat, too.  Do you mind sharing your procedure for installing it?  Do you have crossmembers under the decking?

yup, there are crosspieces underneath ... the slats are screwed to the crosspieces (ripped them to about 1x2's the height should be the same as the alum ribs), just one fore and one aft,  It's all cedar so the crosspieces willl flex and we added a short 4x6 post under the center seat, it  pushes the floor down in the center and hold it in place. I used to have a piece of plywood laid in there that worked just fine for me but my buddy Stan wanted to step up to something nicer to match up with the new seats. ;D

Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: tyb525 on February 01, 2013, 06:40:29 pm
I'm thinking a lot of new members haven't seen this thread, it should almost be required reading ;D. Anyways, wish I coulda been a part of this incredible log sawing :)
Title: Re: Peterson Demo Day ...With A Real Peterson Guy
Post by: red on July 09, 2017, 10:38:46 am
Definitely required reading for all swingmillers and everyone else too