The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

TURBOSAWMILL GIANT SALE ON NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 31st


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat



Author Topic: Total of our experience-Sawmilling  (Read 83330 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 46772
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« on: June 27, 2008, 10:38:39 PM »
Lets try to figure out how many years of experience and knowledge this forum offers in certain areas. Lets start with sawmilling. I'll add a couple other polls as well.  We'll start adding all the numbers together and displaying it somewhere on the forum as we get data, and updating it periodically as more people participate in the collection of the information.

When answering the poll, round to the nearest number, either up or down, what ever is closest. It would be just to much for the poll if we added an option for every year. What we will come up with by rounding will be a very accurate number for our total.
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.

Offline LOGDOG

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3300
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 10:46:23 PM »
Done deal Jeff. I've got 16 but rounded down to 15. This is a great idea. Looking forward to the results.  :)

LOGDOG

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 46772
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 10:49:54 PM »
There we go. I needed to round up one year. together we achieved perfection. :)
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.

Offline peterduncan

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 70
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Washington, Connecticut
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 11:52:23 PM »
Is rounding up 1 months experience to year fair?

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 46772
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 12:28:18 AM »
Just been a few minutes and we are already at around 160 years. :)
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.

Offline Ron Wenrich

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 13583
  • Age: 69
  • Location: Jonestown, PA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008, 12:34:04 AM »
Do we want years or Mbf?  I've got 25 years or 60 million bf.  I wonder if we reach a billion bf.  Maybe a dual poll?
Never under estimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Offline ellmoe

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1381
  • Age: 61
  • Location: Bushnell,Florida
  • Gender: Male
  • I need to edit my profile!
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008, 06:43:07 AM »
   Well I round up to 25. Who's got 30?

Mark
Thirty plus years in the sawmill/millwork business. A sore back and arthritic fingers to prove it!

Offline Daren

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1124
  • Age: 51
  • Location: Central Illinois
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • nelsonwoodworks
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008, 07:14:37 AM »
I only have 5 personal experience...but I have spent most of that 5 here soaking up knowledge, learning from others experience. I learned stuff here I did not have to learn the hard way, invaluable really.
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 46772
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008, 08:41:11 AM »
   Well I round up to 25. Who's got 30?

Mark

That would be me. I started on the head rig at Oneal & company Inc in 1979, sawed there until they closed in 1984 after a pallot company named Northland Industries bought us and broke us. I went to work at Billsby Lumber the very next day as Head Sawyer. I worded there for over 20 years, I then bought my bandsaw from DouginUtah. Actual experience is 29 years. Rounded up 1.


Ron, yep, years.  Board feet wood be a different subject for sure. I reckon I'm upwards of 80 million using a 3-4 million a year average. Sawing all that aspen really boosts the numbers.
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.

Offline Corley5

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 7937
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Wolverine, Michigan USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Wolverine, Michigan
    • Share Post
    • Whittaker Farms
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2008, 11:07:44 AM »
I started hanging out at Grandpa's mill when he sawed as soon as it was set up.  That was sometime in the early 70s.  I was always dissappointed when he sawed and I wasn't able to be there.  I've been sawing with the mill myself since he passed away in 2001 but ran it bit under his supervision also  :) :)  I don't use the mill much these days as I've got too many irons in too many other fires right now.  I checked five years  :) :)
Burnt Gunpowder is the Smell Of Freedom

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 46772
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2008, 12:13:12 PM »
We are at over 400 years of experience already. :)
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4799
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2008, 01:09:55 PM »
I just ran into the same quandry as Greg over on the log and timber poll. There's pics of me on scaffold with a hammer and apron on at 8 years old. I just checked 20 years over there. Man it feels good to be 28 again  ;D.

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 46772
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2008, 01:36:35 PM »
I would say that Greg's experiences with his granddad are applicable. You don't have to be a sawyer to have milling experience and knowledge. As an example I'll betcha Bibbyman's granddaughters have more experience then many wood-mizer owners when it comes to the way things are actually done around a mill.
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.

Offline Bro. Noble

  • In Memoriam
  • *
  • Posts: 3773
  • Age: 73
  • Location: Drury, Missouri
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2008, 02:10:56 PM »
Well maybe I should change mine from 15 years to 150 :D :D  I'm a 5'th generation sawmiller ;D  I remember being at my Grandad's planing mill in Reding California around 1947.  That's the year we moved back to Mo.
milking and logging and sawing and milking

Offline maple flats

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1870
  • Age: 71
  • Location: Oneida, NY
  • Gender: Male
  • Life is what you make it!
    • Share Post
    • Dave and Joan's sugarhouse web site
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2008, 08:14:23 PM »
I spent just a little time at a mill my sister's FIL owned during the early 70's but basically my experience is from 2003, getting my logs sawed by another and then buying my own mill in 05 because he was too slow. I checked 5. Still working on my first million BF, and a long ways to go on that.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed,  Peterson ATS upgraded to WPF mill, maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

Offline Jeff

  • Fearless Leader
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 46772
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Harrison MI
  • Gender: Male
  • Proverbs 13:20
    • Share Post
    • THEE Forestry Forum
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2008, 08:28:17 AM »
554 years experience now. :)
Just call me the midget doctor.
Forestry Forum Founder and Chief Bottle Washer.

Commercial circle sawmill sawyer in a past life.

Offline Dave Shepard

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 10853
  • Age: 2013
  • Location: Alford Massachusetts
  • Gender: Male
  • Geometrically proportional
    • Share Post
    • My homepage
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2008, 10:07:44 AM »
I've had a few days at the mill pulling 16' hemlock flitches that felt like 554 years. :D


Dave
Wood-Mizer LT40HDD51-WR Wireless, Kubota L48, Honda Rincon 650, TJ208 G-S, and a 60"Logrite!

Offline Mooseherder

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 8181
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Mainely Fl.
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2008, 10:56:28 AM »
The only Mill experience I have is with the machine that put the dogears on the fence boards and cleaning the de-barker pit.  The headsaw was about 20 feet away though.
Other than that I took apart a complete milling operation a couple years ago for future use.  I will have to become a Millwright in the future to keep it going I'm sure.
I took credit for one year. ;D
Lane Circle Mill

Offline Part_Timer

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1707
  • Age: 47
  • Location: lost in Indiana
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2008, 11:20:14 AM »
I have 6 and zac has 3 so we marked 10.
Peterson 8" ATS.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Offline Ernie

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2150
  • Age: 76
  • Location: Mangamaio New Zealand
  • Gender: Male
  • I woke up without a toe tag, I'm in for a great da
    • Share Post
Re: Total of our experience-Sawmilling
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2008, 04:11:30 PM »
The first 15 of my 20 years was all with an alaskan chainsaw mill and should really count for about 100 compared to my "real" twinsaw.
A very wise man once told me . Grand children are great, we should have had them first


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

moved
MOVED: Total of our experience-Sawmilling

Started by Jeff on General Board

0 Replies
1041 Views
Last post June 27, 2008, 11:02:58 PM
by Jeff
xx
Dear total of our experience explain this

Started by zombie woods on Sawmills and Milling

36 Replies
3081 Views
Last post February 18, 2013, 05:47:04 AM
by LeeB
xx
Total of our experience-Logging and working in the woods

Started by Jeff on Forestry and Logging

279 Replies
110171 Views
Last post June 09, 2018, 10:49:12 AM
by teakwood
xx
Total of our experience-Timber Framing and Log type construction

Started by Jeff on Timber Framing/Log construction

21 Replies
26215 Views
Last post January 17, 2018, 08:19:56 PM
by Colombo
 


Powered by EzPortal