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Author Topic: A Tear in my Eye  (Read 4189 times)

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A Tear in my Eye
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:17:28 PM »
I saw this LT50 run the first week the sawyer bought it.
I was impressed with the Diesel.
Well the guy that bought it put his son in law in the sawmill business.

Now the SIL's has a good job that doesn't allow time to saw.
So the owner is now 85. The mill has been setting here in the weather for 3 years.
Look at it!  ::)

Only 340 hours......and things are deteriorating on it.
I personally know the man but he doesn't want to sell it. Says he might decide to saw something one day.
I told him if he decided to sell it to please give me first chance but by then it would probably be better to forget it.

 

  

  

 
Where's the Spoon?

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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 07:27:56 PM »
That is a sad sight.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 07:30:51 PM »
 :'( :'( :'(
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 07:35:47 PM »
It's time for a "pitty party"!   :'(
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 07:36:10 PM »
   Aren't there laws against such things?  :( If not there should be. Sawmill dealers should require references before they let someone buy/adopt a mill. smiley_annoyed01
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 07:39:57 PM »
Can you talk him into getting it stored on gravel, mouseproofed and covered up?
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 07:48:50 PM »
Can you talk him into getting it stored on gravel, mouseproofed and covered up?

I said he's 85.  :D :D :D

He has no sheds or barn....all his tractors and implements are setting in the weather.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 08:27:34 PM »
Dang, hate to see that also. Wish I had enough money to let such valuable equipment rust and rot away. :new_year:

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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 08:32:20 PM »
Just bring a bag of money with you when you talk to him about it. ;D
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 08:35:39 PM »
Looks to me like it is now just a big flower pot for chinese privet, Ligustrum sinense  :)
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 09:24:43 PM »
Hope the field does not catch fire. 

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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 09:25:06 PM »
I'd talk to his wife if he has one, she would straighten him out. ::). Or his daughter.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 09:53:35 PM »
Come on Poston - we all know goats love Privet and that is what you really find so attractive in those photos!!   :D  I can just picture it now, standing on the bed browsing!!   ;D
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 09:55:50 PM »
I can just picture it now, standing on the bed browsing!!   ;D

Actually thats what I was doing today.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 10:01:44 PM »
OOOhhh, that does smart. It greives my soul to see fine machinery so deliberately abused. I have a similar case sitting in my yard, rescued from under a pile of sawdust. Never been in a shed. Been run over by a truck. Gonna have a shot at re-building it, a little at a time, maybe even paint. When I finish, there's another one from the same place, just rusting away, sigh, so many projects, not enough time.. >:(
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 10:10:46 PM »
jeez,....at least try to cover it and keep the weeds back
I'm thinking the S.I.L owns this one,

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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2017, 09:31:42 AM »
It seems that some folks are surprised to find that sawmilling, in addition to being lots of fun and mild excitement, is a lot of hard work.  I suspect that the subject saw is at the center of a family dispute.       Regards, Clark

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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2017, 10:22:51 AM »
Looks like the place where ambition goes to die.
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Re: A Tear in my Eye
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2017, 11:18:47 AM »
 

  

  I know the exact same situation here in VA right down to the age of the owner. Tried to buy it a couple of years ago,but there are potential heirs involved....so.
I let them know, whatever you do do not try to run it, with out going through it the deal with the damage of setting for years out in the weather. I think it will make someone a good mill one day after the owner passes.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2017, 11:30:52 AM »
If you drive anywhere in rural Mo.,you will see countless FRONT yards full of EVERY machine that the owner has owned. NON  are for sale.Edwin Dirnbeck


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