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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #340 on: May 19, 2018, 06:58:35 PM »
Dave kept calling Bruno Jim all day
I was there also
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #341 on: May 19, 2018, 07:09:08 PM »
Looks like the shindig went well . You can't beat good friends getting together.
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #342 on: May 19, 2018, 07:15:33 PM »
I want to first thank Peter and Ann for hosting the project and then thank all that helped out and attended. 
It was great meeting everyone and talking about milling. 
Thanks Bruno 
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #343 on: May 19, 2018, 07:20:05 PM »
Definitely worth the trip. So many people to thank. Peter and Bruno for putting it all together. Jim Rogers for the theory he showed me, and his donations to the raffle. Kevin and Tammy for legs for the raffle. Everybody that was there for the good times
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #344 on: May 19, 2018, 08:04:49 PM »
Just wanted to thank Peter and Bruno for the time and energy they put into the Northern Project. It was great to meet and get to talk with all who were there and have many of my questions answered. The knowledge gained from you all has helped me take another step closer to purchasing a mill. A great group to hang out with.

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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #345 on: May 19, 2018, 09:32:08 PM »
I didn't recognize anybody.  say_what
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #346 on: May 20, 2018, 03:51:20 AM »
Only 2 pictures? 
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« Reply #347 on: May 20, 2018, 08:08:05 AM »
I got some pictures. I'm going to try to figure out how to post them later after I get home
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #348 on: May 20, 2018, 08:41:53 AM »












Boy, back in my day..

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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #349 on: May 20, 2018, 10:34:44 AM »
Well, I think a good time was had by all.

The first demo was held in the morning. Peter picked out a log with a sweep in it. They then scaled the pine log and deducted bdft for the sweep. Then he sawed it out, pictures posted above by Bruno of NH. He edged all the boards and then tallied all the lumber to see how close we came out to getting the right number of bdft. Or to see how much we lost.
The log tally deducting for the sweep came out to 95 bdft (international scale). The lumber tally came out of over 120 bdft. So he didn't loose any due to sweep.

One FF member present had to leave early so we did a group shot just about lunchtime.



 

Here is a close up of the FF members there:



 

And here is the list of names:
Back row left to right, Peter Drouin our host, nilpuk, GAB, 51cub (in red shirt), loganworks2, oliver0562, shinnlinger, 78NHTFY,  4x4American holding his door prize he won.
On the log from left to right PAmizerman's father (didn't get his screen name), Crusarius, PAmizerman, Petefrombearswamp, Bruno of NH
Not pictures was hersnsh#590 and his wife. Also Jim Rogers who was taking the picture.
(if I got any screen names wrong please let me know).

After lunch Peter did a demo of sawing out an oak log to try and get as much "flake" as possible.

Here he is leveling the pith:


 

And here is a shot of Peter's antique chain saw collection:


 

Thanks to all the sponsors who sent in door prizes.

And thanks to Bruno's wife for helping with the cooking of hot dogs and cheese burgers.
And thanks to Ann Peter's wife for all her help.

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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #350 on: May 20, 2018, 11:00:49 AM »
Missing was purple drank,crawfish and grits  :D
The burgers and dogs sure tasted good.
I hope to do this again and hope more will attend.
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #351 on: May 20, 2018, 11:36:53 AM »
I gotta say thats a good crowd for Peter's first get together.
Its good also to put faces with names.

Ya'll is a whole lot prettier than us in the South.  :D :D :D

Some of ya is smiling some ain't. So I'm assuming the smiles are from
the ones who ate Grits behind the barn. ;D
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #352 on: May 20, 2018, 12:11:24 PM »
Some of ya is smiling some ain't.
I guess I should have told a goat joke before I took the picture.
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #353 on: May 20, 2018, 12:28:08 PM »
The next one we can have at my place and cut some slabs.
My place is no were near as nice as Peter place.
It looks like the hillbillies hideout with wood every place.
I will try to get my mill shed up this summer.
Maybe get a tent.
Do it in the summer maybe ?
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #354 on: May 20, 2018, 12:40:05 PM »
I had a great time visiting with everybody, seeing Peter's operation and enjoying the food.
I made it all the way home 6 1/2 hrs arriving at 9:35 or so.
Pretty tiring for this senior citizen.
I forgot how frustrating driving on other that interstates can be in New England.
got behind a line of cars and a school bus going up mountains on Vermont 9 at 30 MPH for what seemed like an eternity.
On to the pig roast in August!!
Took some video of the quarter sawing on my phone but haven't a clue how to post it.
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #355 on: May 20, 2018, 01:12:11 PM »
wow pete  wouldn't have know it was you in the pic if they didn't say it was you the last time i seen you   you where gray now your all white  :D :D :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #356 on: May 20, 2018, 01:27:34 PM »
Petefrom bearswamp
It was great to meet you
I'm very happy you made the trip.
Some time I would like to visit your mill.
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #357 on: May 20, 2018, 02:08:10 PM »
It was fun, Thank's to all who came. 
We did get a lot of flake from that Red Oak. 
If I was in the finish hardwood market, I would cut it all that way. [reverse role] with big logs. The Oak I used I think was 18" top end, and not quite big enuff for that kind of cutting.
 But, watch out for the backstops, All most hit one.  Thank's Yellowhammer. 
Gab was a big help having watched it in person at customersawer's.
Good food Bruno. smiley_thumbsup
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #358 on: May 20, 2018, 03:20:22 PM »
Thank You Jim for adding names to faces, and Congratulations/Thanks to Bruno and Peter for hosting this successful event.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: New England FF pot luck the Northern Project (May 19, 2018)
« Reply #359 on: May 20, 2018, 03:25:01 PM »
Bruno & Peter:
Thanks for hosting and everything else.
I enjoyed meeting other members of the forum and their guests.

As far as purple drank is concerned at exit 20 off of I-93 there was a Wal-Mart and I'm pretty sure they 
had grape kool-aid available and I could of brought a bottle (I think it is a quart) of 190 proof grain alcohol.
Personally I do not think contributing to someone getting drunk and losing their senses is the right thing to do.
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