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This could be my breakout week ....
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:53:08 PM »
Despite the crap weather this week I could not wait any longer ! I took down a walnut tree for my buddys daughter ,naturaly I didn't charge much,but I hauled that thing home ! Even the liters etc . I flitched the whole thing and was shocked at how nice the slabs were ! The log was only about 7'6" but 30+ inches in dia so it made some nice stuff that I can use or sell , The biggie is my first mobile job at a winery over on the lake ! I had to wait a few weeks to get in there but tomorrow will be in the 50's and it's on ! Just a random pile of so so logs maybe a couple good ones but this could be a long term deal ! I told them about the flitch's and they expressed interest in buying them ! They are also going to build a timber frame pavilion and suggested that I would most likely need to mill the timbers ! I was trying to down play my excitement but to be honest I am more than a little happy right now ! This is what I've been waiting for ! Today marks 8 months since I lost my job ,I got my mill within 2 months of that and decided to put 30 yrs. of tryin it their way behind me and go for what I have always loved . The tuff winter made me doubt some ,but now the sun is starting to shine ! Just wanted to share with folks that get it !
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Re: This could be my breakout week ....
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 12:15:13 AM »
You da man scully, The grass is greener if ya keep your eyes open ;)

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Re: This could be my breakout week ....
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 02:11:13 AM »
I'm pulling for you, Scully. I admire anyone trying to make a living by doing honest work and, of course, I'm partial to sawyers, anyway.   ;)
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 03:17:31 AM »
Best of luck to you. Good things come to good folks.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 05:00:02 AM »
Best to you Scully,  which Winery at you going to?

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Re: This could be my breakout week ....
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 05:31:43 AM »
wow scully, I can feel your excitment.  way to go and good luck...they say our weather may be turning up now!  Im getting out too!
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Re: This could be my breakout week ....
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 06:11:56 AM »
Good for you and good luck, and yes it has been a long winter :D :D

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Re: This could be my breakout week ....
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 06:28:55 AM »
Good news indeed! The long term jobs are what I am focusing on myself, and it really is good to see the weather break for you Latitude Challenged folks.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 07:22:45 AM »
Good to see that someone in NY has been out sawing already!

I figure I'll pull my mill out in another couple of weeks!
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 07:44:50 AM »
     Go Scully Go 8)  I'm in the same boat as you with 3 yrs. on top of yoy. i know how you feel, as i'm just starting out myself. I can't wait to compare notes in a few months smiley_beertoast

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 08:41:36 AM »
The best of luck to you, Scully. I sure hope everything works for the best.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 08:47:55 AM »
Scully,we get it!!! Good luck on the timber job.
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 08:57:46 AM »
I'm excited and hopeful for you, too. Best wishes and good luck scully! :)
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Re: This could be my breakout week ....
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 09:45:00 AM »
I like bartering with wineries.  I got paid 2 cases of wine for the haul bill.  We drank our monies worth over the next few months.
I remember my first custom job 30 years ago.  One of the logs was magic man's favorite. SG.
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 07:23:31 PM »
Well if it wass in the 50's today it was 30 and windy on the bay ! the first 2 logs were poplar and not good so I wasted no time and milled them right into stickers ! Lots of ash most had unreal stress ,so a couple went right to 4x4 donage . I don't have a BF count yet but I think  I broke 500 + in 6 hrs . Got a good rythem going after lunch production picked up real good . I have 8 logs left and they are the best of the lot so I hope to deliver the wow factor as I finish up tomorrow . I got about 4 hours sleep last nite and was up at 5 this AM LOL ! Just a tad tard now ! But I feel like I won today !
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