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Offline Bruno of NH

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Full time sawyer
« on: June 24, 2018, 02:49:43 PM »
I'm now a full time sawmill operation.
I had to step back from my carpentry contract.
I'm just to busy to do both.
I got 10 more loads of logs and firewood last week with 10 more on the way.
I have a lot of nice pine to much for me to mill.
I don't know what to do with it.
Bruno
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 03:01:50 PM »
Good luck with the new chapter in your life.

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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 03:10:31 PM »
Thanks Jim
I'm ready :)
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 03:25:30 PM »
I wish only the best for you.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 03:29:25 PM »
That's a big step, and one I'd like to take in the future. My wife is going back to school (online) now, once she finishes her degree she can get a job that will pay enough and provide health insurance, which would free me up to pursue milling, firewood, and whatever else I manage to get tangled up in😊 I guess what I'm saying is that I'm jealous, Bruno👍😁
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 03:42:22 PM »
It's tough to work for your self
I haven't had insurance for around 12 years (health).
I'm ready to make this work full time. 
I'm getting a good name and following.
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2018, 04:10:18 PM »
Sounds great 👍, best of luck to you!

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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2018, 04:51:37 PM »
Way to go Bruno!  Best of luck with this new chapter in your life.  I  bet Peter D. just down the road is getting nervous :o :o :o!  All the best, Rob.
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2018, 04:56:47 PM »
Best wishes on your new path Bruno. I too hope to be able to retire from my current construction career and go full time sawing in the future. But for now they are paying me too much to be in a hurry to make that move.
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2018, 07:31:55 PM »
Well how about that. All that with a manual mill?
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 08:23:50 PM »
I took the plunge over 7 years ago with an LT- 15.  That thing worked me hard, but I finally moved up to a 40 wide this past Christmas!  That manual mill will learn you alot! Best place to start! Good luck! :)
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2018, 08:25:22 PM »
Good luck, With all the wood coming in, your not going through each load to pull the best logs, trim them up and sell them?? $$$$$$$$ 
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2018, 10:16:36 PM »
   Good luck Bruno.

   Happy birthday Barbender.
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2018, 11:09:57 PM »
Good luck and git er done!
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2018, 06:57:51 AM »
Very best wishes on a successful venture

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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2018, 07:31:59 AM »
Yes Peter
I'm pulling the best pine logs.
I have some nice ones
I just don't know who to sell them to
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2018, 07:55:18 AM »
I wish you all the best Bruno. I love my little Thomas but full time sawing with it would cripple me. The older I get the more I fond I become of hydraulics.

Doug
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2018, 08:38:23 AM »
 Getting a good name and following is the best 8). Don't know if Irving has a yard up your way, my truck driver said their paying good $$ for clears.
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2018, 08:54:52 AM »
Thatís great Bruno, I wish you all the best and so much business that you have to upgrade to hydraulics 😁
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Re: Full time sawyer
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2018, 10:26:01 AM »
The hydraulics are coming
Maybe not this year
I have my eye on a mill
I want one that you stand in one place to run.
I won't be able to get my knees fixed for 2 or 3 more years. 
I have a budget I need to follow
I have someone stopping to look at the pine today
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