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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2015, 12:51:34 am »
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2015, 01:24:33 am »
What does mbf stand for, million board foot?
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I take it that the M stand for Milton  ;D.

Milton board feet   ;D
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #82 on: May 14, 2015, 07:23:40 am »
MBF = 1000 BF
MMBF = 1 million BF
The reason for M = 1000 is because it is a Roman numeral.

The confusion comes because the abbreviation for kilo is K or k and also means 1000.   So, with money $30K means $30,000, and $30M means $30 million.

Adding to the confusion is that BF (BD FT or bf) is sometimes FBM, or foot board measure.
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #83 on: May 14, 2015, 07:24:19 am »
A milton board foot is a board foot that is flat, straight, planed, and dried just right  ;D
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #84 on: May 14, 2015, 08:48:18 am »
Yes, it is hard to use this sites tool box if you don't know what the abreviations are.
Thanks all for answering my question.
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2015, 05:25:33 pm »
I've used FBM before on here as it's how we do it up north here. I thought that the sight had turned inside out because of 3 letters rearranged. ;) Well it wasn't that bad, but required an explanation and probably an eye roll, a raised brow, or maybe even a nose curl was required to get past it.  :D ;)

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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #86 on: May 14, 2015, 09:15:54 pm »
 A mbf is a thousand board feet
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2015, 11:28:16 pm »
A milton board foot is a board foot that is flat, straight, planed, and dried just right  ;D.

I wish they all turned out that way.   :D
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #88 on: August 08, 2015, 11:05:51 pm »
We had a wonderful visit yesterday with a fellow Forum member and his wife, Jeanne.  @Glenn1 made a very long drive to visit, talk lumber, sawing and drying, and we showed him all the steps in our operation, from judging and buying logs to putting finished wood in the sales racks, and everything in between.  They are great people and have a very diverse experience base that will surely make them successful in drying and selling lumber.  It's just another example of how this Forum will bring folks together so they can learn from each other, and I picked up some good tips from them, too.  So everybody wins. 
We got the mill fired up, broke down a nice cherry log from start to finish, discussed sawing techniques, pith and all sorts of fun stuff, and then we spent a good deal of time talking about kilns, and he was able to see the Yellowhammer Railway.  Since he has a Nyle kiln also, we had a lot common ground and information to exchange.  He also got to hear a lot of my mistakes and lessons learned so hopefully we will be able to avoid many of them.
Anyway, I heard from them that they made it back home safe and we are happy their trip was a good one.
Here's both of us hamming it up in front of the barn.  He and his wife are good people and we are really glad they made the trip.
 
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #89 on: August 09, 2015, 09:16:44 pm »



Thank you Robert for your very kind words.  We drove 1000 miles in 3 days and it was a very worthwhile trip.  My wife Jeanne is a very good sport and she is up for any type of road trip.  Yellow Hammer spent much of a day covering everything that I could have asked for and much much more.  His wife Martha got home at noon and made a wonderful lunch for Jeanne and myself.  I was really impressed with Martha's ability to be the offbearer.  It sure looked like hard work to me, but did not seem to phase her.  I was very impressed.

We were both extremely impressed with the Yellow Hammer Railroad.  I only wished that I was there when they loaded it with beautiful cherry. 

Thanks again Robert for a fantastic education that you have shared with me.
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #90 on: August 10, 2015, 07:21:27 pm »
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Re: Went to Lumber Drying School in Alabama
« Reply #91 on: May 31, 2017, 08:59:51 am »
We need pics of the Yellow Hammer Railroad.  8)