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Cookie question ?
« on: May 29, 2018, 10:44:11 PM »
Had a gal stop in and wanted me to cut her some cookies , and i have never did this , how do you keep them from splitting ? Whats the best wood for this? are there tricks to keeping the bark on? looked at the pentacryl online but its not going to get here and cure before she needs them. should i just tell her to keep them wet until she uses them ? this is all new to me.
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 11:25:19 PM »
Does she want them for an event or just to have?  If it's for an event the advice is usually to cut them as close to the event as possible to reduce splitting.  Wood that is awful to split with a maul is the best stuff for cookies.  @WDH and @YellowHammer have a fair bit of experience with cookies and hopefully can chime in.  
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 07:22:26 AM »
Without expensive treatment like pentacryl, they almost all crack to some extent.  Some species are worse than others.  Oak and cherry are particularly prone to splitting.  Walnut does pretty good.  I have had pretty good results with sweetgum because of the spiral grain.  Eastern red cedar is one species that seems to do best. 

The only way to keep the bark on is to cut the cookies when the tree is dormant, i.e. not actively growing in the winter.  Otherwise, the bark is very likely to come off.  I have had my best results when I stickered the cookies like boards which creates more even drying and keeps the humidity up between the layers.  Cover the top layer in the stack with some nurse boards.  And then, keep your fingers crossed. 
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 07:26:33 AM »
The last cookies I cut, I packed in sawdust. Kept them for two months ( July & Aug). Then took them out, none cracked or split. Put them back in the sawdust and gave them to the customer. They were at a wedding a week later.

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 07:38:46 AM »
Just had a very helpful thread on cookies in the Drying and Processing section.  
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 08:36:57 AM »
Joed.  What was the species of the cookies and size.  Did you do a follow up to see if they still haven't cracked?
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 09:02:24 AM »
You basically have two strategies, cut them early and try to preserve them to last forever at additional effort and expense, or cut them just before the ceremony date and consider them as a time sensitive perishable product.  I prefer the second in most cases as they may only be used once, for a couple hours, and thrown away.  

As others have said, and other threads indicate, some species are good some are not.  There are good ways to up the odds of success.

My usual strategy is to ask the cusotmer to come over, pick out the logs they like, cut a sample with a chainsaw, come to an agreement on quantity and length, and explain the perishability issue and that you will have them ready for the event a couple days prior.   Then set up an appointment for when they are to pick them up. No different than a bakery with a wedding cake or a florist with the flowers.  This method keeps the stress off both parties.  

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 09:32:59 AM »
Thanks to everyone, i have gum , i will experiment , i found the thread that was mentioned and all this is very helpful. must be a little market for this stuff, because word of mouth done sent someone else here,lol. big thanks guys.
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 09:55:12 AM »
There is a good market for cookies, and we sell a great many during wedding season, and starting the fall holidays for decorations.  Contact wedding venues, coordinators, photographers, planners, etc and give them a few to show around.  Put a few pictures on your webpage, Facebook and Instagram pages.  

I don't cut them anymore on the mill, I do them all with the chainsaw.  After awhile, you can get pretty good cutting slices and hold the dimensions.  Most of the customers say they actually like the story of "These were hand cut with a chainsaw".  We have found cutting and selling cookies is a very good way to get rid of log ends.  $5 to $10 per 2 inch cookie, maybe 4 or 5 cookies per foot, means it's easy money.

See, I figure this is an excuse for me to upgrade my chainsaw to one of these.  Think how many cookies these guys could make!


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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018, 12:40:08 PM »
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 They were oak, 5 to 10 inches. They wanted them for coasters. I have not checked to see how they are now. If they even still have them. They were fine at the time of the wedding. I know someone who was there.
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 06:24:26 PM »
Joed, when you packed them in sawdust, was it the dry sawdust/brown paper bag technique wood turner's use or something different?  I've got a decent sized cookie or two I'd like to experiment on.   ;D


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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 10:43:17 PM »
ahhhh, yeah.
Yellowhammer, please post a picture when you get that 1500 pounder in a paper bag, k?
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 07:10:15 AM »
Going to need a whack of sawdust and a DanG big paper bag ;D
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2018, 07:53:31 AM »
YH you beat me to it.  I was going to ask the same question.  LOL
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2018, 08:02:07 AM »
I haven't had much luck in drying cookies, so when I cut down a dead RO my wife wanted to use it as cookies in the garden. I laid them out temporarily on landscape timbers 9 months ago expecting to find 21 examples of Pacman within weeks. They have small cracks but no gaping ones. They measure from 6" to 16". What did I do right?
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 08:07:18 AM »
YellowHammer

I packed the cookies in a cardboard box, then used sawdust from the mill. It was not dried dust. It was a pile sitting outside. It had not rained for several days.
I put dust under and in between rows.
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 10:43:52 AM »
I'll bet that any cookie that hasn't cracked is still wet or green.
Packed in damp sawdust, on the ground/mulch, piled up on top of each other, etc.
When it finally dries, Momma Nature will have her way . . . .
I've got a 'speriment underway with some super secret ;) and economical (compared to PEG) fluid to prevent checking in Bur Oak cookies.
Oak normally checks badly when drying, but fingers crossed, there's minimal checking in my samples after four months of drying in a 35% RH shop.

I'll reveal all in a few more weeks - complete with photos....
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 11:05:14 AM »
Andries. . . I'll trade you some of my Georgia super secret clear drink,  for some of your secret recipe!  
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2018, 11:14:28 AM »
Ahhh, you Southern Gentlemen know how to swing a deal. 
Very persuasive....
Hang on a minute, I'll check with my 'consigliere' team: @WDH@YellowHammer and maybe @POSTON WIDEHEAD 
Hey guys: is this a good deal?
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 12:10:50 PM »
What did I do right? Bob
Bob, much drying has already taken place.  I have had the best results from completely dead/dry trees.  I have about a dozen Walnut cookies that I occasionally loan out for weddings, etc.  None are cracked.

Here are three Cypress cookies that I intend to use for small tables, etc.


 
The two smaller ~18" - 26" have minimal/negligible cracks.


 
But the larger 38"+ has a growing crack.  The smaller cookies were sawn from a much more seasoned log.

Furby has the mate to both of these examples.  I wonder how his are doing?  ;D
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2018, 04:41:03 PM »
Ahhh, you Southern Gentlemen know how to swing a deal.
Very persuasive....
Hang on a minute, I'll check with my 'consigliere' team: @WDH, @YellowHammer and maybe @POSTON WIDEHEAD
Hey guys: is this a good deal?
Only one way to tell is to shake the jar and check the bubbles! 
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 08:40:54 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 08:48:00 PM »
Andries,

Beware of Greeks bearing horses. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 09:03:40 PM »
Andries,

Beware of Greeks bearing horses.
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 09:24:31 PM »
The "Consigliere Crew" has spoken - sorry JustRight.
But that was a mighty fine offer.
Whatcha think, we could take up YellowHammer's advice to look for bubbles - at the next Georgia Project?
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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 09:26:38 PM »
By the way, my last attempt at crack-proof cookies resulted in the picture used in my avatar. 
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« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2018, 01:13:23 PM »
LMAO.  You bet cha.  I'll have to get a special batch just for you.
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« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2018, 12:16:08 PM »
Well the Cookie customers keep coming now, the first i cut were a success ,now women are coming out of the woodwork wanting Cookies. i just cant figure out how you guys make any money at it. i start the price at three or four dollars and they start flipping there hair and smiling, batting them eyes and before i know it they drive off with a big pile of wood for a dollar a piece.
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« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2018, 02:30:35 PM »
   And when you run out and go broke you send them over to Jim Rogers I guess to buy some pine slabs.  Customer's projects pictures thread in Sawmills and Milling
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« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2018, 02:40:56 PM »
I cut 75 for a lady last year. Cut them from Red Cedar that had dried for 4 years on log pile. The lady used them a week later for her daughter's wedding and then resold them to someone else for their wedding. Some cracked a little, but the second lady thought that added character.
Since then it seems these so called cookies have been in demand. I have learned to wedge to log in the mill at different angle to get several different shapes.

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« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2018, 02:41:55 PM »
Dusty,
No, no, no, you got it backwards, you're supposed to be the eye candy, you're supposed to bat your eyes at them, chat them up, and they're supposed to pay YOU more.   :D :D
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« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2018, 03:33:47 PM »
Hammer,

   I have not seen a picture of Dusty. No offense intended. He may be doing good to get $1 each. :D Don't get his hopes up to an unrealistic level. ;D Besides you may be getting sympathy buyers getting your cookies. ???

   I cut a walnut here a few days ago and cut the tops into cookies and cut another one today and am optimistic the tree has been dead long enough it is dry enough they may hold up without cracking. I do know the next time I cut them I am going to get my wife or granddaughter there to run the clamp while I hold the wood in place. That is the hardest part about making them for me. Once clamped the go quick an din a hurry. I have been cutting on an angle for more of an oval which are more stable and less inclined to crack than a true round cross cut.
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« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2018, 08:01:08 PM »
$1 per cookie?  Send them Hobby Lobby.
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« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2018, 08:13:00 PM »
The last cookies I cut, I packed in sawdust. Kept them for two months ( July & Aug). Then took them out, none cracked or split. Put them back in the sawdust and gave them to the customer. They were at a wedding a week later.


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« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2018, 08:15:58 PM »
   Is that a trick question? ???
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« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2018, 08:59:09 PM »
This lady stopped by just as I was finishing a job.  She had no log(s) but wanted cookies.

My customer thought about a couple of ERC logs that were behind his shed that he did not want nor want to have sawn.  He drug them out and we started sawing.


 
I asked how thick and she said "various thicknesses".  She then asked "how much"?  I told her that the logs were free and so was the sawing.  She was a very happy lady when she left with her cookies.   :)
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« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2018, 09:24:39 PM »
   I like her approach. As my old pastor used to quote 2nd Hesakiah 4:14 "He who asketh not, getteth not."
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« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2018, 11:15:12 PM »
$1 per cookie?  Send them Hobby Lobby.
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If I'm going to give them away, I'll do it just because I'm the president of the company, like MM, and for some reason I think they deserve it.   

However if it's business, its $5 per cookie. ;D  And I grab the end of the log with the grapple and hold it out like a sausage, pull out and crank up the big dog chainsaw to get the customers to "Ooh and Ahh" and start slicing cookies like I'm in the Stihl chainsaw competition while they watch.  Then I bat my eyes, toss my hair, give them a smile and say "We take cash or Credit." ;D

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« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2018, 11:33:51 PM »
YH,

  JMHO I would suggest you not allow my customers to see me cut them with a chainsaw. Around here everybody has a chainsaw but there are few mills. Don't ever let them think they can do the same thing you can. no_no

  Kind of like the old Kipling story (I think it was him that wrote it - confirmed - The Tiger's Heart) about the high ranking village hunter in India who was the only man in the village with an old musket type rifle. He got cornered and killed a man-eating tiger with his machete then shot into the wound so he had powder burns and a bullet hole on/in the skin. When a close friend asked why he did that instead of admitting he had actually killed the vicious beast with a machete he told him "Yeah, but then I would be out of work as everybody owns a machete. As long as they think you have to have a firearm to kill a tiger my job and standing in the village is secure." fudd-smiley
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Re: Cookie question ?
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2018, 08:33:56 AM »
I hadn't heard that story.  Good point, except they don't have my logs and most don't have my chainsaw. :D

I don't really take selling cookies too seriously, so actually tell people I'd rather sell them the log and they can take it home and work on it there.  Then typically they start talking themselves out of it, such as it would take them all day, their saw isn't sharp, doesn't cut straight, or the wife makes the executive decision for me to do it, so I ask them to pick a log, how thick do they want, and if they want ovals or rounds.  Then I ask them to stand back and start counting as the cookies drop to the ground.  If the log is a shorty, I'll just keep slicing until I'm out of wood, they get to pick the best pieces, and I put the rest on a pallet for the next customer.
My 661 drops through them fast, makes a good show throwing chips like a firehose, and it provides a little entertainment for the customers.  It's all in good fun, and gives them something to talk about on the drive home.
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« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2018, 08:54:40 AM »
Hammer,

  Yeah, they don't have the wood or saw like you do but they think any wood and any saw will do the same thing. ::) We need to preserve the mystery.

   I know Lynn's customer is bragging on her catch and telling all her friends how quickly he made them with that big fancy sawmill he was operating.

   I run into it all the time with primitive, live edge benches I make. They are pretty simple to build if you have the mill to make the LE slabs, a decent tenon cutter (Current about $200 I think), a heavy duty high torque drill to run it, vise to hold the leg stock, other minor hand tools then the mill again to cut all the legs the same height and angle and belt sander to finish them if so inclined. I take them to a flea market or such and people even take pictures and I hear them say "I'm going to go home and build me a couple of them."
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« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2018, 10:39:16 PM »
. . . I hear them say "I'm going to go home and build me a couple of them."
... but, you know they never will, right?

Just like I know that YH will never toss his hair and bat his eyes at his adoring audience.
Which is a good thing.
Cause his wife Martha is much better at that.  :D  ;D  :D 

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« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2018, 11:01:07 PM »
Andries,

   I have seen the wife call him down and say "Well, I have been after you for 5 years to build me one and you haven't yet so go ahead and load that one on the truck."

    In some cases the guy may actually try but never get the tenons right or he will try to cut the legs with his chainsaw and never get the legs the same so it always wobbles.
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« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2018, 12:15:31 PM »
Some people just can't stand to pay for what they think they can to do themselves. Doesn't matter if they ever do do it, don't do it very well, or don't do it as good as you can. Even if they see you cutting cookies on a sawmill they'll be thinking they can do it with a chainsaw. Or they'll be thinking they can build or buy their own sawmill and start cutting logs themselves. They must exist in nearly every business and are some of the worst customers out there. I'd guess 75% of the people on this forum (me included) fall into that category to some extent.

The best customers are the ones that have money to spend and don't have any desire to do what you're doing even if they have (or think they have) the skills to do it. It sounds like Yellowhammer has a high percentage of these.

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« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2018, 01:15:00 PM »
When I used to sell my sole doing fabrication for Jeeps, I had the hardest time selling my services. more ppl wanted to go buy $2500 worth of welders and cutters to build a $200 bumper than actually were willing to pay me $200 to do it.

The other extreme was someone saw a $900 bumper on the internet somewhere. They brought me a picture and asked me to make it for less. I looked at them and said just buy it I can't build it for that. They argued with me every time.

Thats when I quit doing that kind of work. At least for other ppl.

Around me everyone wants something for nothing. I have a hard time believing I will be very successful in all the endeavors I want to do. But hey, I am willing to try.



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« Reply #45 on: July 05, 2018, 01:33:23 PM »
Cru,

   So true. Early in our marriage we decided we needed a picnic table and benches. They were $50-$60 in the local discount stores so I decided to build one. Found a design in a book from the base library, bought a bunch of western cedar and went to the wood hobby shop on the USMC base and started building. The longer I took the lower the prices got in town. By the time I finished I had over $80 plus my time invested in a table that still wobbled and the sets in town were less than $30. Who'd have thunk it.
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« Reply #46 on: July 05, 2018, 01:40:06 PM »
I am trying to break myself of that habit. I am now letting other ppl work on my cars cause I am sick of doing it. And it really is time consuming.

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« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2018, 02:38:45 PM »
One thing I will say is that most folks haven't seen a big pro grade saw running with a sharp chain. When the do, they are amazed, and thinking how different that beast is to their dull chain box store toy. :D

That's what YH is doing with his little "Show and Tell" session.
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« Reply #48 on: July 05, 2018, 03:02:05 PM »
Just buying a 261 I had no idea what a chainsaw was till getting that saw. and I know its still a toy compared to lots of other saws.

all my previous saws were.... well, junk comparatively.

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« Reply #49 on: July 05, 2018, 10:12:36 PM »
Ianab is right, many folks who visit are excited to be given a tour, see all the equipment, gawk and just have a good time while getting what they want.  Sometimes when I'm cutting cookies, I'll haul out the big dog and let it run.  I enjoy it as much as the customers, it makes selling cookies fun.  

Whats better than firing up the biggest, baddest chainsaw most customers have ever seen, hearing it scream, and watching the show?  Do you want a cookie, or do you want a COOKIE!  


Last weekend, I had a family that wanted a few cookies for table tops.  So I had them stand out of the way, and I picked up a log with the grapple and started sawing.  Out of the corner of my eye, standing by their car, I saw the little boy jumping up and down clapping.  It brought a smile to my face and the parents were very happy with their purchase.

To me, people who buy cookies are doing it for a reason bigger than a few cutoffs.  Once I talk to them and figure out what it is, then we head over to the showroom and I sell them the rest of what they need.  Maybe wood for a wedding table, or a bench or a wedding arch, or who knows.  Cookies are good appetizers for the main course.




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« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2018, 12:00:54 AM »
I got a request from a client for 30 cookies for a nephew's wedding.
Bark on, 16 to 18" in diameter and 2" thick.
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« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2018, 12:08:03 AM »
'No problem' was my answer.
Winter cut bur oak will keep the bark on - mostly.
Cut the cookies a few days before the wedding. A Stihl 660 with a 36" bar.
Not nearly as kicka** as yellowhammer's demonstration, but then I don't work in front of a crowd.
The most difficult part?  The "just in time delivery" was the biggest challenge.
What is it about weddings that brings out the hyper in people?  :o 


 
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The client was the hero at the wedding.
The cookies looked nice and got a lot of compliments for him.
I'm still getting a ton of work from the same client.
My price? "No charge"
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The client was the hero at the wedding.
The cookies looked nice and got a lot of compliments for him.
I'm still getting a ton of work from the same client.
My price? "No charge"
What you send 'round, comes 'round.
   Man he must have really done some eye batting and hair tossing. Maybe even showed some serious ankle skin. :D :D :D

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I guess being tall makes you more handsome ::)
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Andries,
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« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2018, 04:36:57 PM »
Well im sorry guys, but i did it again, Diversifying and doing custom work may bankrupt me, O well. She was a modern day Pocahontas i mean black hair dark skin and o them big brown eyes. i had that tune Chester sings from gun-smoke stuck in my head the rest of the day , you know (shes got them big eyes ) . She puts her arm around me and says show me how that stuff works ,and then drove off with a stack of ceder closet panels for ten bucks. i think word on the street is ( im easy ).lol
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« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2018, 05:05:43 PM »
 She was a modern day Pocahontas i mean black hair dark skin and o them big brown eyes. She puts her arm around me and says show me how that stuff works ,and then drove off with a stack of ceder closet panels for ten bucks. i think word on the street is ( im easy ).lol.
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« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2018, 07:58:06 PM »
I guess being tall makes you more handsome ::).  
Danny,

   Who said he was tall? That is a 12" bar on that toy chainsaw and that log end can't be over 16" :D

    I did not saw or make any cookies today but did stack some stuff and went ahead and made me 2 cookie boxes using about 10' of 1X12 poplar and some 7/16" walnut from a trim cut. I got about 60 medium to small cookies in the 2 boxes. Maybe I need to make matching boxes for each type of cookie I cut.


 Probably should have made 3 boxes instead of 2 big ones. These are almost heavy.

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I guess being tall makes you more handsome ::).  
Danny,

   Who said he was tall?
Oh, he is tall.  Poston measured him at 5' 22" tall :D.  He is the guy in the back in this pic......



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   Must bump his head a lot. :D
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« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2018, 06:32:02 AM »
I guess being tall makes you more handsome ::).  
Danny,

   Who said he was tall?
Oh, he is tall.  Poston measured him at 5' 22" tall :D.  He is the guy in the back in this pic......



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