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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7780 on: December 05, 2017, 04:11:04 pm »
I have also seen a few piles like that Jim.  They didn't get sawn either.   :-\
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7781 on: December 05, 2017, 04:58:12 pm »
well i did one of the most interesting jobs ever.

This call is the result of a satisfied customer passing on my Phone number.

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"Hello this is the bandmill bandit. How can I help you?"

Customer
"Ive been told you can cut anything!
ME
Well if i can get a sfae and firm grip on the piece i will cut it. What do you need?

Customer
i have 2 pickup loads of LARGE ceder blocks that range from 16 inches to 24' long. Do you think you can cut them.

Me
Probably what diameter?

Him
oh they would range from 30 to 48 inches.

Me
Hmm Ok what are you wanting me to cut for you?

Him
I need barbecue planks for my restaurants, 5/8ths thick and 12 to 16 inches long, 6 to 12 inches  wide and they have to be sawn a certain way BUT I don't know what that means. thats just what my head chef said.

me
Ok well  can you bring one along that is cut the way your chef likes them.

Him
Yes  I will do that. Can you do it right now?

Me
i have about a half hour to finish installing guards and shields as i just did my fall maintenance and then i could do them for you.

Him
Ok ill be there in a half hour or so.
thanks a bunch.

You will notice didnt even ask for a rate.

FYI mill is set up in the shop for the maintenance and I was done the reasembly and was  just going to knock it down to move it out side when he pulled in the driveway.

was a windy day so figured what the heck, for these short guys I will just do it in the shop to save time. 

He pulled the tarp off and there were 2 layers of around 8 or 9 blocks that i would say averaged about 28 inch diameter.

He showed me his chefs plank; 1/4 sawn peice
I asked how many he needed. He said do you think you can about 4 or 500 out of this load?

Could be close but we need to get at then.

So I had him 1/4 split them, and then i put them on the mill and proceeded to do 1/4 sawn x5/8" by minimum 4 wide to what ever width the peices would give me.

He was like a kid in a candy store. 4 hours later I had cut just over 400 real good pieces and about 60 marginal ones.

we finished loading every thing up and as I was placing the last bundle on his pick he hands me 800 Bucks and says if I need more he would have to go to a bank machine.

I asked what he was expecting to pay and said well if i order them through my supplier the charge me $12.50 a piece + freight so was thinking 6 bucks a piece.

I said you supplied the wood so how does $2.50 sound? Fabulous! ill go get the rest of the cash. He trundled off and i figured he was gone. 20 minutes later he was back with another 400 bucks. AND asked me when I could cut the rest of his blocks and would I do Pine planks too?

Of course I said yes any time.

AND I forgot to get a few pictures be cause it was such a random thing i just plain for got.
when he shows up next week to the next load i will take some pics.

He and his family have 12 priate steak  houses in western Canada.
   


 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7782 on: December 05, 2017, 05:03:21 pm »
Thanks!  We carried the boards off together and each had his/her own LogRite.  She also handled the scraps and applied the Anchorseal.  I used 2 blades, 7 degree 1-1/4" .045, the second one was still sharp.



 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7783 on: December 05, 2017, 06:07:12 pm »
My wife won't come around the sawmill much. Afraid she'll get sawdust in her hair.  ::)
She will sneak down there and throw rocks at me and I'm wondering whats going on.  :D
Then she brings out a bag of samiches or chicken legs.  8)
I'm thinking......

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7784 on: December 05, 2017, 06:39:45 pm »
Boy howdy Bandit that sounds like a great afternoon!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7785 on: December 05, 2017, 07:06:14 pm »
~$2.50 /sf, you da man  ;D

We finished up the big red oak at the doc's house today, we were barely getting the lucas through the wider stuff so about 54" x 15'. I've got 3 of 5 small pieces we got from the branchy top, hoping for some nice crotch wood, instead it opened up into a large old honey bee hive. It looked like they had been long gone, the hole was very small but opened up to about basketball sized inside the tree.


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7786 on: December 05, 2017, 07:11:19 pm »
My wife won't come around the sawmill much.
PatD and I are 50-50 with the sawmilling.  I makes it and she spends it.   ;D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7787 on: December 06, 2017, 10:35:44 am »
The log coffee table and log end table guy showed up again today to make two new end tables for his brother for Christmas.
We cut two nice ash pieces with some interesting end grain.

 

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These were ash from one log.

Then I drove over to see a job in a nearby town.

 

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A lot of firewood, I told her, and not stacked where I could get at them to mill up anything. We'll see if anything ever comes of this job.

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It all looks like firewood. The first two pics, fancy firewood and the last pic, not so fancy.  :laugh:
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7788 on: December 06, 2017, 03:57:27 pm »
815 bd ft of red oak, 12/4 for side boards and 8/4 for trailer decking, it was a good job because I had plenty of free logs and the customer says it`ll all be smashed and ruined way before it has a chance to rot....

 

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7789 on: December 07, 2017, 05:38:28 am »
Morning folks. Got some very good news and a bit of bad news. The good news, I will still be sawing, I guess. ;D After many test, they found out as to why I have a bunch of blood vessels growing on my chest. At first, they though that I was rejecting my CRT-D. Ain't so. ;D What they found is blockage in a main vessel in my upper chest that was from having a bunch of picc lines installed over a three+ year period. I used to be hooked up to a transfusion pump 24/7. Now the bad news. They have to go in and put a stint in to get the blood to flow. Really no biggie.

On a side note weather wise. They forecasting snow for us tomorrow. :D It happens about once every 7-10 years here. :D Last time was in Dec,2008 that dropped around 6". ;D

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7790 on: December 07, 2017, 06:40:27 am »
Sounds like Really good news! That's the kind of morning news I like to hear!
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7791 on: December 07, 2017, 06:46:00 am »
Morning folks. Got some very good news and a bit of bad news.
Hey Fishfighter, I've been following your challenges lately and that's some great news!  Good Christmas gift, yes?
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7792 on: December 07, 2017, 06:49:56 am »
Best of luck Fish! Keep on doing the good fight!  8)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7793 on: December 07, 2017, 06:57:55 am »
Excellent news, Fishfighter.  We've been getting lots of rain so I'm working in the shop.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7794 on: December 07, 2017, 07:35:05 am »
Even with the glitch, that is encouraging news Paul.  Thanks for the update and continue to keep us informed. 
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« Reply #7795 on: December 07, 2017, 07:39:32 am »
Hay now that is goos news  8)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7796 on: December 07, 2017, 07:49:48 am »
Good news, Fish.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7797 on: December 07, 2017, 08:54:10 am »
This made my day!  Keep on keepin on Fish.  That snow is just extra lube to keep your blade cool, so get to work
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« Reply #7798 on: December 07, 2017, 09:06:06 am »
Thanks guys and yes it was good news.

Lynn, I been thinking a lot about what you PMed me. Still praying for her and hope all went good.

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #7799 on: December 07, 2017, 09:54:56 am »
Great to hear fishfighter that this won't keep a good sawyer from doing his thing.  All the best, Rob.
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