The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




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

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Baltic Abrasives Technologies Nyle Kiln Dry Systems




Author Topic: It Never Hurts to Ask!  (Read 1735 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Mossey Chariot

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 21
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Knoxville, TN
  • Gender: Male
  • Forest Vue LLC
    • Share Post
It Never Hurts to Ask!
« on: January 09, 2019, 03:19:13 PM »
Thanks to you all!!!!  This is my first post but have been listening and learning from you all for a while.  

I am retiring soon, after 40+ years, and looking forward to starting a portable sawmill service and spending much more time woodworking.
I bought my LT35HD and picked it up in Newnan, GA on Halloween this past year.  I've primarily been sawing my own logs with a half-a-day customer job the day after Christmas.

I have been driving by a house that had a pile of logs laying in the edge of the woods for several years.  From a distance, they appeared to be mostly pine.  I stopped the other day and asked the owner if he had an interest in having any of the logs that were still good sawed into lumber.  He showed no interest.  Was more interested into cutting some firewood out of it.

A few days later, I stopped and took a closer look at the logs.  I saw a few good sized pines (24" by 20' long), a lot of smaller pines and then, on the bottom of the pile, oaks and hickories. Most were 18" to 24" and 16' to 20 ' long.  Was expecting the oaks to be chestnut oaks, as there are a lot of these in my area, but turns out they were red and white oaks.

After a couple more days, I decided it "Never hurts to ask."  I called the owner up and made him an offer.  "I'll cut and stack you a couple of loads of firewood if you'll let me clean those logs out of your way."  He was thrilled.  He was going to get some nut to cut and stack him some firewood for free!  

I've moved about half of the 40+ logs so far.  Will get the rest this weekend and cut some firewood from the hardwood tops.  Great thing is we both think we got a great deal!!!
Tony B
LT35HD, Kubota 3450, Wallenstein Skidding Winch, Stihl 250 & 460

Offline samandothers

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2678
  • Location: Charlotte NC To SW Va.
  • Gender: Male
  • Been learning on FF since 1/20/12
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 05:49:07 PM »
Those are the best deals!  Congratulations on the Mill and the logs.   Be safe and enjoy the saw dust.

Offline Stephen1

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1378
  • Age: 62
  • Location: Kilworthy ON> Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Where there is a will, there is a way!
    • Share Post
    • muskoka Sawmill
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 05:53:09 PM »
That has to be the best deal of all! When both sides are happy. 8)
IDRY Vacum Kiln, LT40HDWide, BMS250 sharpener/setter 742b Bobcat, TCM forklift, Sthil 026,038, 461. 1952 TEA Fergusan Tractor

Online WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5762
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 06:12:56 PM »
   Yeah, with a good deal both parties leave thinking they got a good deal. I often see a stack of logs or sometimes just one log or big tree down and I will stop and ask the people if they are interested in having them sawed and if nobody is there I just thumbtack a business card to the log(s). Occasionally I get some work out of it and so far have never offended anyone.
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2009 4wd Dodge PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Sthil 440 & 441, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

Offline Chuck White

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 11693
  • Age: 70
  • Location: Russell, NY (Way Upstate)
  • Gender: Male
  • Sawing Mobile since 2005
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 06:43:40 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Mossey Chariot!
~Chuck~
Retired USAF (1989), Retired School Bus Driver (2012), and now a Mobile Sawyer
1995 Wood-Mizer LT40HDG2425 Kohler - Shingle & LapSider, Cooks Cat Claw Sharpener, 4-foot Logrite cant hook.
Basic mechanical skills are all that's required to maintain the Wood-Mizer.
I LOVE MY SAWMILL

Offline Brad_bb

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 3384
  • Age: 47
  • Location: Joliet, IL
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • My timberframe blog
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 07:24:24 PM »
So how are you loading and hauling?
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
If I say it\\\\\\\'s going to take so long, multiply that by at least 3!

Online BenTN

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
  • Location: Friendsville, TN
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 08:01:19 PM »
Welcome to the forum neighbor. I see so many logs rot away around here, wish I could rescue them all. We just got our lt35 back Sept from Newnan, we bought at the open house in Aug.

Offline Mossey Chariot

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 21
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Knoxville, TN
  • Gender: Male
  • Forest Vue LLC
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 08:31:25 AM »
Thanks for the welcome!!!

I have read some of your posts, BenTN.  While I figured you were in TN, I did not realize how close.  Hopefully, we'll cross paths soon.

Brad_bb, I have a skidding winch on my Kubota 3450 i pull them out with and used the front-end loader to set them on an equipment trailer borrowed from my neighbor.  I had less than a mile to travel one way on back roads, so it has been pretty easy.  I will have to give a lot more though to how to move logs in the future with DOT regs the way they are if the logs are not real close.  More apt to saw on-site than to move.
Tony B
LT35HD, Kubota 3450, Wallenstein Skidding Winch, Stihl 250 & 460

Offline Sixacresand

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2029
  • Age: 70
  • Location: Gordon, Georgia
  • Gender: Male
  • John and Nancy
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 09:19:19 AM »
Welcome to the Forum, Mossey Chariot,  Enjoy your milling retirement. 

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 37553
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 09:21:42 AM »
I once had a need for some White Oak for bridge planks.



 
And a friend contacted me about removing this dying White Oak tree.


 
Notice the dead leaves in the top.


 
And this "widow maker" from an adjacent tree that came crashing down well after the tree was on the ground.  You can also see it in the above picture.   :o


 
Unloading the logs at my sawmill.


 
And his property as I left it.  Tops ready to burn and the firewood ready to haul.  He was very pleased.  :)
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Offline Percy

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2148
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Terrace B.C. Canada
  • Gender: Male
  • Resident trouble maker
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 11:05:16 AM »
I once had a need for some White Oak for bridge planks.


(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
And a friend contacted me about removing this dying White Oak tree.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
Notice the dead leaves in the top.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
And this "widow maker" from an adjacent tree that came crashing down well after the tree was on the ground.  You can also see it in the above picture.   :o

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
Unloading the logs at my sawmill.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)
 
And his property as I left it.  Tops ready to burn and the firewood ready to haul.  He was very pleased.  :)
smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup Nice job. You can come cut my logs anytime...mileage might be an issue....heh
GOLDEN RULE : The guy with the gold, makes the rules.

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 37553
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 11:42:11 AM »
 :D  Not an issue for me @ $1.50 per mile.  move_it
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Offline Darrel

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2287
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Sprague River, Oregon, USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Never throw an unopened log on the burn pile.
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 12:38:36 PM »
Lynn, word of caution:
Wait till spring to make this road trip, otherwise you and your rig will get all gummed up and stuck in those white grits that you thought were sawdust.

Woodmizer mods - hydraulics mostly in Sawmills and Milling

I direct your attention to replies 8 through 11.

:D :D :D
1992 LT40HD

If I don't pick myself up by my own bootstraps, nobody else will.

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 37553
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 01:29:41 PM »
It's a Glacial thang so I ain't skeered.   :D  
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Offline Bruno of NH

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2733
  • Age: 53
  • Location: Springfield NH
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 04:21:17 PM »
Some times it's nice to put your foot in some cold northern grits😁
thomas 8013 mill ,Mahindra 3540 cab tractor loader  Dump trailer  and lot of contracting tools

Offline Darrel

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2287
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Sprague River, Oregon, USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Never throw an unopened log on the burn pile.
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 08:06:37 PM »
No need to be skeered Magic. Just show them northern grits some respect!
1992 LT40HD

If I don't pick myself up by my own bootstraps, nobody else will.

Online terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4447
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 08:08:57 PM »
Them grits is white cos no food coloring has been added like is common to those fixed down south.  Yellow grits is yellow dye #666 snuck in on those good folks.

In olden days oleo couldn't be colored yellow neither in Wisconsin.

White is rite now the go-to way to get grits to Maine afore @thecfarm gets his wall built soon goin up round that state.

DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT  2001 WM LT40SHDD (42HP Kubota, Accuset2, FAO's, Lubemizer, debarker), Peterson WPF 10-30 with chain slabber. Logrite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.  2001 F350 7.3L PSD 6 spd manual ZF 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 37553
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 08:58:13 PM »
Actually we dye it yellow to keep our uninformed Glaciated Brethren away from the "good stuff".  Sorta like growing mushrooms, keep 'um in the dark and feed 'em ......well barnyard.   :D 
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 28044
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 09:17:57 PM »
No true Northern would eat them things steady. We all have to try things to make sure we don't like 'em. ;)
That fake butter was white way up North too,during the poor days.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline Magicman

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 37553
  • Age: 75
  • Location: Brookhaven, MS
  • Gender: Male
  • A "Traveling Man"
    • Share Post
    • Knothole Sawmill
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2019, 07:29:50 AM »
OK, my motive has been disclosed, and since we are friends and I do really like you, I will come clean.  Yes, as Dennis mentioned above we use Funks 666 genetically pollinated corn which produces Yellow Grain which we grind into Yellow Grits, but this is for a very valid reason.  Our Glaciated Brethren know not to eat Yellow Snow, so being the smart guys that they are they react and instinctively shun any Yellow food that may resemble Yellow Snow.  So being the smart guys that we are we instinctively know that Yellow Grits or White Grits slathered with Yellow Butter will keep our Glaciated Brethren away from our food.   food6
Knothole Sawmill, LLC     '98 Wood-Mizer LT40SuperHydraulic   WM Million BF Club Member   WM Pro Sawyer Network

Never allow your "need" to make money to exceed your "desire" to provide quality service.....The Magicman

Online terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4447
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2019, 08:28:56 AM »
The only legitimate reason grits should be yellow would be butter or cheese.

DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT  2001 WM LT40SHDD (42HP Kubota, Accuset2, FAO's, Lubemizer, debarker), Peterson WPF 10-30 with chain slabber. Logrite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.  2001 F350 7.3L PSD 6 spd manual ZF 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed

Online BenTN

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Posts: 54
  • Location: Friendsville, TN
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 08:49:29 AM »
Ok so now I gotta ask the wife for her cheese grits casserole. Y'all makin me hungry with all this talk of butter'd grits.

Offline Darrel

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2287
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Sprague River, Oregon, USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Never throw an unopened log on the burn pile.
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2019, 10:55:15 AM »
Here's how it is at the Carson house. If I want grits I have to cook 'em myself. Vera doesn't like 'em and doesn't know how to cook 'em. Same goes for her cream of wheat. She has to cook it herself. 

Yesterday after this talk about good food (grits), I cooked me up a mess of grits made with yellow corn, yellow butter and yellow cheese. And just think, I've never been to the South, well I did go to Texas once. I'm going to go make some more grits. 

Carry on. 

1992 LT40HD

If I don't pick myself up by my own bootstraps, nobody else will.

Online terrifictimbersllc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4447
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Mystic, CT
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Terrific Timbers LLC
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2019, 01:05:06 PM »
Last 2 mornings my wife had grits & butter waiting for me with coffee when I got up.  Milling is hard. 
DJ Hoover, Terrific Timbers LLC,  Mystic CT  2001 WM LT40SHDD (42HP Kubota, Accuset2, FAO's, Lubemizer, debarker), Peterson WPF 10-30 with chain slabber. Logrite fetching arch, WM BMS250 sharpener/BMT250 setter.  2001 F350 7.3L PSD 6 spd manual ZF 4x4 Crew Cab Long Bed

Offline thecfarm

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 28044
  • Age: 57
  • Location: Chesterville,Maine
  • Gender: Male
  • If I don't do it,it don't get done
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2019, 01:39:32 PM »
My crusade is never ending,no matter what color them things are stained. 
I had an easy job many,many years ago. Now it's kinda like Jeff,he has to fight off those internet bad people. I have to fight off the grit people. As Jeff says,it's getting worse.
Model 6020-20hp Manual Thomas bandsaw,TC40A 4wd 40 hp New Holland tractor, 450 Norse Winch, Heatmor 400 OWB,YCC 1978-79

Offline brianJ

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 186
  • Age: 50
  • Location: near syracuse
  • Gender: Male
  • Only get excersize if I choose the right hobby
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2019, 02:45:00 PM »
Last 2 mornings my wife had grits & butter waiting for me with coffee when I got up.  Milling is hard.
Milling is hard especially when you get punished with grits.

Online WV Sawmiller

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 5762
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Hinton WV
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Green's Sawmill Services
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2019, 06:30:00 PM »
TT,

    I'd speculate you have not tried yellow grits yet. I think they have much more flavor than the white ones. My wife often mixes white and yellow to stretch the yellow ones which are much harder to find around here.
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2009 4wd Dodge PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Sthil 440 & 441, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once"

Offline SawyerTed

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 774
  • Age: 56
  • Location: Germanton, NC
  • Gender: Male
  • Summey Lumber Services, LLC
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #27 on: January 11, 2019, 07:53:16 PM »
My crusade is never ending,no matter what color them things are stained.
I had an easy job many,many years ago. Now it's kinda like Jeff,he has to fight off those internet bad people. I have to fight off the grit people. As Jeff says,it's getting worse.
Bless your heart! Jousting at windmills again?  
People have been eating grits long before your crusade and will be eating grits along after.  Even the Italians have been eating grits (polenta) since the Roman Empire.  Native Americans in the 1600's taught the colonists about grits.  
I believe I'll have yellow grits (made with chicken broth), scrambled eggs, country ham, red eye gravy and homemade biscuits for breakfast tomorrow. 8)
Woodmizer LT35HD25, Kubota MX5100, IH McCormick Farmall 140, Granberg Alaskan Chainsaw Mill, Husqvarna 372XP, Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Ram 3500 6.7 Cummins

Offline Mean Dean

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Age: 64
  • Location: rock hill, SC
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2019, 09:06:02 PM »
It's 9 o:clock at night and I'm going into the kitchen to fry some flounder and make some grits. Ya'll have made me hungry.

Offline Darrel

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2287
  • Age: 65
  • Location: Sprague River, Oregon, USA
  • Gender: Male
  • Never throw an unopened log on the burn pile.
    • Share Post
Re: It Never Hurts to Ask!
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2019, 09:59:27 PM »
Just checking in to let you know how good my triple yellow grits were this morning. My momma taught me not to use bad language but the sad part is she didn't teach me any language good enough to tell you how good grits are.

Oh yes, one more thing. Just because I'm trying to get this thread back on topic I figured it wouldn't hurt none to ask Vera if she wanted some cheesey grits. All I can say is my girl don't know what she's missin.
1992 LT40HD

If I don't pick myself up by my own bootstraps, nobody else will.


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

xx
Adrenalectomy Hurts Too.

Started by Chris Burchfield on Health and Safety

5 Replies
1217 Views
Last post August 31, 2012, 08:27:20 PM
by Chris Burchfield
xx
quarter sawn oak, my back hurts

Started by Tom L on Sawmills and Milling

9 Replies
2172 Views
Last post May 02, 2012, 06:33:22 PM
by Qweaver
xx
Big tree, ...back still hurts thinking about it

Started by LittleJohn on General Board

0 Replies
503 Views
Last post February 06, 2014, 02:05:45 PM
by LittleJohn
xx
A Kidney Stone Hurts. Round Two.

Started by Chris Burchfield on Health and Safety

44 Replies
10255 Views
Last post July 25, 2012, 09:12:09 PM
by WDH
 


Powered by EzPortal