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

1 year
215 (33.1%)
5 years
183 (28.2%)
10 years
88 (13.5%)
15 years
52 (8%)
20 years
40 (6.2%)
25 years
30 (4.6%)
30 years
17 (2.6%)
35 years
8 (1.2%)
40 years
4 (0.6%)
45 years
4 (0.6%)
50 years
3 (0.5%)
55 years
2 (0.3%)
60 years
2 (0.3%)
65 years
2 (0.3%)

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Offline Tim

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #120 on: August 08, 2015, 08:17:11 am »
5,045 years answered so far.

I wonder how many Bandaids that took...
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #121 on: August 08, 2015, 08:46:14 am »
After 13 years of sawing, only Johnson & Johnson has a record of my Bandaid usage.   :D
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #122 on: October 06, 2015, 06:48:36 pm »
15 years here.  It has been some of my best years.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #123 on: November 15, 2015, 09:28:06 pm »
20ish
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2015, 08:14:27 pm »
I have 20 years before I became a nurse, 1971 - 1991 then another year after I retired from nursing.  So 21 years altogether.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2015, 10:17:02 pm »
I used 50 but it may closer to 60 I can rember working the green end when I was to small to lift a 2 X 8 X8  . Gearbox
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #126 on: January 21, 2016, 05:52:11 pm »
5,045 years answered so far.

I wonder how many Bandaids that took...

And that 5,045 does not even include all the years of experience gained after all you guys answered the question.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #127 on: March 06, 2016, 08:54:39 am »
I had about a month of experience when I lived in Montana then I move to Bolivia. One of the local wood shops here had a 1979 Wood-Mizer LT40ish(didn't have any identifying labels left on it). I got a job working there because I knew what the mill was. I have learned a lot about the mill in the last 3 years and recently it was traded in for a newer model (1998 Super Hydraulic). So between the month in Montana and here it rounded up to 5 years.

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #128 on: April 22, 2016, 02:27:11 am »
Hey, guys! This message may not suit the topic, but I'm considering to buy some new equipment for sawmilling. I have some questions about it like if anyone here has any experience of using it and how good it is.
I've read the info on advertising here and I'm aware that my account can be banned if I give any advertising-like info without a permission. I utterly respect the administration of the site, the moderators and the community and I don't want to break any rules.
So, I'd like to know where I can post my questions about the machine I wtb and not get into the ban-list? 

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #129 on: April 22, 2016, 04:31:57 am »
Hey, guys! This message may not suit the topic, but I'm considering to buy some new equipment for sawmilling. I have some questions about it like if anyone here has any experience of using it and how good it is.
I've read the info on advertising here and I'm aware that my account can be banned if I give any advertising-like info without a permission. I utterly respect the administration of the site, the moderators and the community and I don't want to break any rules.
So, I'd like to know where I can post my questions about the machine I wtb and not get into the ban-list?

You can post a general description of the machine you are looking at and ask folks opinions.

The links to things like Craigslist are a no-no, both because other members might have an eye on the same deal, and someone else may see it and beat them too it. And it removes any question of someone trying to get sneaky free advertising.

If it's a new machine, just ask. Anyone can find the manufacturers site and look at it easy enough.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #130 on: April 23, 2016, 12:19:23 am »

You can post a general description of the machine you are looking at and ask folks opinions.

The links to things like Craigslist are a no-no, both because other members might have an eye on the same deal, and someone else may see it and beat them too it. And it removes any question of someone trying to get sneaky free advertising.

If it's a new machine, just ask. Anyone can find the manufacturers site and look at it easy enough.

You mean no detailed descriptions like characteristics and no links and photos on the machine, am I right?
For example:

"Hi, mates! I'm considering to buy "the model" from "the manufacturer name". I want to buy it for "the purpose". What do you think of it?"

Have I got the idea right?

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #131 on: April 28, 2016, 07:55:19 am »
The layers of the enjoyment I get would make a "Dagwood"  sandwich.   From just being outdoors to the people I meet and the look on faces when you open up a log.   Better yet is my Grandson standing next to me, itching to run the mill.  Gotta admit, he is gettin pretty dern good.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #132 on: June 11, 2016, 11:28:07 am »
Greetings All
10 years since we got the new woodmizer lt40, now with 1600 hours.  Yesterday's images added before the 30 inch d fir got cut down to 6x10 timbers.
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #133 on: September 22, 2016, 11:46:21 am »
When a was young(er), I worked at a cypress sawmill outside of Kissimmee, Florida. I was the line-bar sawyer and operated a bandsaw whose blades were 26 foot in diameter, and 9 inches wide. I remember one day I heard the dreadful "tick, tick, tick, tick" of a cracked blade. I stopped the saw and checked...sure enough, there was about a two-inch crack.  I told the mill foreman, who told me to keep cutting, because we only had three more logs on the rack. Unfortunately, one of those logs had an 18 inch cant. On the third pass of that log, the blade shattered, sending two-foot shards of the blade flying everywhere! One piece missed my head by inches and I could hear it whizzing by.

I worked there nearly two years, until one day, I had cut up all the logs we had in the yard, so went out back to help the guys put together orders. As I was reaching down to grab a board, a cottonmouth water moccasin bit me on the index finger, putting me in the hospital for two weeks, eleven days in intensive care. After that, I got a job at the Texaco Station.   8)
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #134 on: September 22, 2016, 01:03:05 pm »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, NavyRet98!

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #135 on: September 22, 2016, 01:37:08 pm »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, NavyRet98!

Thanks, Chuck! ...and thanks for your service!
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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #136 on: December 07, 2016, 06:10:45 pm »
What's a good price for a 2x12 x8 with bark?

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Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #137 on: April 29, 2017, 07:11:59 pm »
Im actually around 19 years experience. I've done almost every job in a typical sawmill. Ran and maintained several types of headrigs. An old handset. A Cleereman double cut band rig a left hand circle and a Timberland scragg.