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Sawing Full Time
« on: April 14, 2019, 01:00:58 AM »
I just wanted to announce that I'm now sawing full time. Prayers and best wishes appreciated. It's a big leap of faith for me to do this but if I'm going to do it, I want to do it right now because if I can make this work, I've hopefully got many years ahead to allow my business to naturally grow into something big and special. This is my dream. If I were the wealthiest person on Earth I can honestly say that I would still choose this path. Just got home last night from a super cool portable sawing job on the Mobile Bay here in Alabama. Lots of sawing jobs scheduled. As one of my best friends on this forum always tells me...I've got this. 


 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 01:42:01 AM »
If you love what your doing and your able to make a living at it you are in an enviable position!  In the words of Henry Ford, "if you think you can or you think you can't your right", sounds like you are making it happen!
Congrats!
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 05:58:11 AM »
     Congrats!  You've made a decision.  Now make it be right!
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 07:05:32 AM »
Best of luck to you Deese,May all your jobs be as special as sawing on the Bay.
George Jones sang a wonderful song about Mobile Bay.
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 07:12:01 AM »
Thats great, I know you will do fine.

I would have had a hard times sawing at that place, because Id have been throwing a fishing line out about every log.  
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 07:17:52 AM »
You work hard :)
Hard work pays off 
You will succeed 
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 07:23:25 AM »
With your enthusiasm and the amount of "mentors" on this forum that want you to succeed, you will do well.  Good luck with your fulltime endeavor.  Keep posting updates as you acquire more equipment, overcome hurdles, and of course, pictures of scenic sawing sites situated on the salty shores.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 07:32:32 AM »
Congratulations Deese! 
You will do fine. May have to adjust to sawing during the daylight, but I am sure that won't be a problem. 

Beautiful spot there for sure!
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2019, 07:41:00 AM »
Congrats Frank on a well thought out plan.  My Best Wishes will follow you.  8)
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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2019, 07:45:21 AM »
Congratulations John Frank.  Make your son proud.  

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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2019, 07:53:32 AM »
It won't be long and I'll have to pass the sawmill project torch off to you so you can show all you've learned in your new adventures.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 08:24:06 AM »
Congrats.  Sometimes you have to jump in with both feet and see what happens.  You will do fine.
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2019, 08:24:22 AM »
John Frank,

Now maybe you can get some sleep at night. 
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2019, 08:50:09 AM »
Congratulations Deese, smiley_thumbsup
your worlds on a string.

Best wishes going forward

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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2019, 08:53:51 AM »
Good luck to ya!!
May you always saw straight and not hit metal!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 08:57:21 AM »
Best of luck to you John Frank. 
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 10:05:23 AM »
Good deal I know your neighbors will be glad you are taking the evenings off now,  ;D
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 11:05:28 AM »
John,  good luck with your change in career.  Set short-term, achievable goals; that will help your confidence level.  If you haven't done so, read through the threads in the Business section, a lot of good ideas there.  I don't think business plans are absolutes, be open to opportunities, you may find a niche you didn't know existed.  :)
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 11:14:27 AM »
   A big old War Eagle congratulations to you. May all your logs be AU straight and the knotty, crooked, nail infested logs all end up over at your UA competitor's mill. (Sorry about that YH :().
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2019, 12:14:52 PM »
Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your successes 
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