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Author Topic: Whatcha Sawin' ???  (Read 755343 times)

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7620 on: November 14, 2017, 08:57:25 am »
I edge on the mill, also.  I get all the edging done before starting the next log.  If you have an experienced helper, edging on the mill is not bad. 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7621 on: November 14, 2017, 12:03:05 pm »
 

 
I finished and left a slab/edging/sawdust pile and a whack of lumber.  Sawed it and left.

WDH, I did very little edging which is one of the joys/advantages of portable custom sawing.  If there was one good edge where the customer could run it through his table saw, he said that it was "good enough".  He can squeak out every possible fraction of an inch from every board.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7622 on: November 14, 2017, 01:31:03 pm »
i am starting a job next monday where I will be sawing ALL 10' logs minimum 10" small end to 4/4 thick. Open the log flip 180* and cut to bed. No edging. ALL for wind fence slabbing.

It for a feed lot that has room for about 15000 head. Total of 5 miles of new wind fence for this cutting session.   
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7623 on: November 14, 2017, 06:35:07 pm »
Cutting some 14"x8"x 20'an 18' timbers for a customer on Jewett Street, Georgetown, Mass  ;D
 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7624 on: November 14, 2017, 08:04:28 pm »
MM,

You just saws em and leaves em.  Me, I have to saws em, stickers em, air drys em, kiln drys em, planes em, and stacks em.  Em.  Em.   :).
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7625 on: November 14, 2017, 08:29:54 pm »
Peter,

   My back aches just looking at those beams.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7626 on: November 14, 2017, 08:50:06 pm »
MM,

You just saws em and leaves em.  Me, I have to saws em, stickers em, air drys em, kiln drys em, planes em, and stacks em.  Em.  Em.   :).

I just buys them, hauls them, saws them. cuts them to length, deals with all the trash, loads them, straps them down and delivers them and sheds a tear(misses them) and goes home only to do it all over again. smiley_crying smiley_blush smiley_confused smiley_cry smiley_annoyed01 smiley_dozy_bored smiley_mellow smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7627 on: November 14, 2017, 08:56:11 pm »
And my customer will be loading em, hauling em, and stickering em for the rest of the week, and I will be off.

Oh, but I did have to go to the bank em and deposit em the check em.   :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7628 on: November 14, 2017, 09:12:43 pm »
Peter,

   My back aches just looking at those beams.



Easy with the Cat. ;D
 

 






Em, I did that too MM, But not no more. Now my travel in less than a min. :D :D ;)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7629 on: November 14, 2017, 09:51:45 pm »
I saws em and leaves half of em and halls the other half of em home. I'll do that 'till I don't need no mo of em then I'll do like MM and saws em and leave em all.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7630 on: November 15, 2017, 01:45:35 am »
MM,

You just saws em and leaves em.  Me, I have to saws em, stickers em, air drys em, kiln drys em, planes em, and stacks em.  Em.  Em.   :).

I just buys them, hauls them, saws them. cuts them to length, deals with all the trash, loads them, straps them down and delivers them and sheds a tear(misses them) and goes home only to do it all over again. smiley_crying smiley_blush smiley_confused smiley_cry smiley_annoyed01 smiley_dozy_bored smiley_mellow smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7631 on: November 15, 2017, 02:13:58 am »

Em, I did that too MM, But not no more. Now my travel in less than a min. :D :D ;)

Serious question Peter (and anyone else in the same situation)  how does that work for ya?
Reason I ask is that with Mary away on a 12 month contract and the managers residence at the mill vacant I been considering moving in there. I currently commute 1/2 hour to work.

Thing being I already spend 12 to 15 hours a day there 6 days a week and I can see the last bit of normal in my work life disappearing real quick if its 100 yards to the breakdown saw. Im a workaholic with sawdustitis.

So how do you manage to have a life away from a sawmill when you live next door?

Sorry for the hijack MM but the question is bugging me and the opportunity came up
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7632 on: November 15, 2017, 02:28:44 am »
This afternoons mission, find the max log size capacity of the little JP.  Yes it's 36" inches on mine.





Log was a bit ugly inside with some big knots and bark inclusions, but still got some very nice boards from it.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7633 on: November 15, 2017, 03:04:42 am »
I don't see any boards.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7634 on: November 15, 2017, 03:55:48 am »

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I don't see any boards.

Some I prepared earlier.   :D

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« Reply #7635 on: November 15, 2017, 05:49:44 am »
LL that is the thing to do around here.  I know of 4 different sawmills and one millwork shop local where the guy in charge of the show lives on site.  I am trying to make that happen for me too because Iím sick and tired of a 40min commute
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7636 on: November 15, 2017, 05:58:13 am »
Picked up a BIG maple butt on SAT that was sitting in a hedgerow for almost a year.
Fun rewards peeling 10/4 slabs off it, after wrestling it onto the mill and trimming it up enough to get my LT40 wide past. Claw wouldn't roll it, pushed it sideways on the mill, fell off onto the arms twice, etc.    :o


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7637 on: November 15, 2017, 06:17:37 am »
Long time, For me, I like it. I'm the only sawmill in town selling lumber. I have a sign that gives the time I open and close. [8 am to 5 pm] Close on Sundays, Only had one customer come after hours for lumber, Cows got out.  :D :D :D :D

If Ann and I want to go some place I close the gate, turn off the phones and go. ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7638 on: November 15, 2017, 06:20:44 am »
I,well,we,  ;D  really need to take a day trip to your place Peter.
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« Reply #7639 on: November 15, 2017, 06:35:33 am »
All are welcome, With a business like this you have to like [most] people. :D
Kindness and patients that I have learned from MagicMan over the years here have helped.
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