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Offline tyb525

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"Harvesting Urban Timber"
« on: August 01, 2008, 05:00:46 pm »
Recently I stopped at Rockwell to buy some things, and they had this book called "Harvesting Urban Timber" by Sam Sherrill. He had stopped by the day before and signed a few copies. I got one of them. I'm sure some of you have read it already read it, but for someone who isn't familiar with this concept, and/or sawmilling in general, I think it is a good read. Recommended.
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2008, 06:19:18 pm »
Got one myself. I think a lot of folks on the forum are working on/off business models based on that book.
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2008, 08:43:23 pm »
I read that book. And it is a good overview of the entire process.  However, I have learned more efficient ways of handling logs and circumstances by reading here on The Forum. ;D
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2008, 11:08:53 pm »
I would have to agree, metalspinner. Thank goodness for FF.  :)
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 10:20:58 pm »
Never heard of it. I must be reinventing the wheel. ISBN?


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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 11:03:53 pm »
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 08:41:12 am »
Never heard of it. I must be reinventing the wheel.

I had been doing exactly what the book says for 4 years before I heard of it  ::)(I thumbed through it awhile back) I wish I would have written it...the proceeds would pay for more bands to hit nails with  :D.
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 08:41:10 pm »
This has happened to me on several occasions (reinventing the wheel), parbuckling, highlining, cutting and keeping stacks in boule form. I have found that it is common for me to go "ho, there is a name for this"?? Interesting.


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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
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I had been doing exactly what the book says for 4 years before I heard of it  ::)(I thumbed through it awhile back) I wish I would have written it...the proceeds would pay for more bands to hit nails with  :D.

Yea, I would just ignore the "urban" part and apply the rest to "clean" forest trees.
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 04:35:54 pm »
This has happened to me on several occasions (reinventing the wheel), parbuckling, highlining, cutting and keeping stacks in boule form. I have found that it is common for me to go "ho, there is a name for this"?? Interesting.

Parbuckling...Yep, I was also surprised when I found out that the method I used to load big logs onto my trailer had a name.  Of course, I learned the name here. :)
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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 04:40:22 pm »
i also learned that parbuckleing was a real name on here after having done it for serveral umpteen years. after that i was afraid to read much more on the site. :o

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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2008, 02:42:00 pm »
what a coincidence as Sam called me today so I checked out his website and suggested he look into the FF.


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Re: "Harvesting Urban Timber"
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 09:01:02 pm »
I'm surprised he isn't a member already.
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