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Today's happy customer
« on: January 27, 2019, 02:13:11 PM »
Today's happy customer was Mary Ann and her husband Joe, who stopped by to pick up six pieces of 1x18x7' white pine boards to make shelves.



 

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 02:22:04 PM »
She looks happy, and it's good to see you back. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 02:53:41 PM »
Thanks, I'm still on "lite duty" until Tuesday, but selling from inventory is nice.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 04:26:56 PM »
Nice wide shelves!
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 05:16:09 PM »
I'll say!   Skip over this sawmill work and drive off with your lumber in the back of your SUV.  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 03:59:24 PM »
Today's happy customer stopped buy to pick up 8 hemlock "cookies" I cut yesterday. See was nice and is going to make some hanging shelves out of them.



 

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 05:32:31 PM »
Happy customers are generally repeat customers.  8)
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 09:28:27 PM »
You are doing good.
Wait until they show thier friends what I bought!!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 10:51:51 PM »
Nice! Happy customers come back!

Are those 1x18x7' white pine dried in any way???

We are getting more and more demand for kiln dried lumber.... this years project is to build two large solar kilns!!!  ;D

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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2019, 11:17:16 PM »
Did she get milk with those cookies?

She looked happy.  Hope she doesn't get unhappy when they check?
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 09:46:31 AM »
Are those 1x18x7' white pine dried in any way???

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nope not kiln dried at all fresh cut but from an old dead standing pine.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 11:18:30 AM »
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nope not kiln dried at all fresh cut but from an old dead standing pine.
Thanks Jim,

They looked so nice, I thought they might be dried!   ;D

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2019, 06:40:56 PM »
I like happy customers 😁
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2019, 12:43:55 PM »
Today's happy customer came over to pick up a 5' piece of red oak for a shelf. When she saw (in person) the one she picked out from facebook marketplace, she decided it was too thick at 1 7/8". So I found her a piece 1 1/2" thick.
She took that:



 

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2019, 11:48:46 AM »
I had a bunch of left over 1" boards from the standing dead pine that I saw up to make some 1x18's for another order.
These leftovers had blue stain, rot, and some bug holes.
A lady stopped by to look at the 1x18's that were 7' long and leftovers from the order pieces.
She saw these low grade leftover boards and wanted them.
She wanted one natural edge and 10" wide.
So I cut some for her and I cut some extras in case she didn't like the quality of the pieces I picked out for her.
She loved them.
And we put them on her roof of her SUV to haul them home to make shelves .



 

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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2019, 11:53:41 AM »
Nice!
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 01:13:23 PM »
Just in case she didn't like the ones I selected I made at least three more 16' long or so.
after she left we cut these in half and through them into the slab pile.
During lunch today, she texted me that she wants three more 6' long, to match.
I guess after it stops raining here, I'll be digging through the slab pile for the leftovers again.

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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2019, 02:58:46 PM »
I'll be digging through the slab pile for the leftovers again.

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I found three or four pieces that will work for her. Hopefully she'll be done as I don't think I can match them again.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2019, 03:08:00 PM »
Today's first happy customer was a lady named Linda who came over to pick up some hemlock cookies I cut for her project. Thanks Linda




Today's second happy customer came over with a 4" thick piece of Teak he wanted cut in half.

here he is checking the thickness with a piece he had on hand:


 

Next is cutting the piece:


 sorry about the shadow....

Next is the finished two pieces.


 

I think this maybe the first time I cut Teak.

The third happy customer got his white pine posts:


 

It was a busy morning at the mill yard.
He came in just as I was picking myself up from slipping and falling on the icy path to the house.
I thought I might have had to call out for help to get up. It wasn't fun at all.


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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2019, 03:34:06 PM »
Looks like you are busy but be careful! Hope you are O.K.
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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2019, 04:03:32 PM »

I was going to suggest getting a pair of traction soles, but I see you already did (in another thread).
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2019, 04:08:31 PM »
Jim just posted this less than 24 hours ago. :o  Boot cleats in Health and Safety
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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2019, 04:20:42 PM »
Jim just posted this less than 24 hours ago. :o  Boot cleats in Health and Safety
Yes but U can't wear them into the house or bathroom.
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2019, 05:54:42 PM »
I'm just ribbing ya.  :D

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« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2019, 06:18:59 PM »
Jim, the customer with the teak, what do you charge for a small mill job like that? There isnít many Mills in my area and Iíve never had anything done (I chainsaw mill) I do have small jobs like that Iíd like to have done. Just curious. Thanks.

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This will be a fun thread.... I hope your okay after the fall
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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2019, 07:08:58 AM »
Jim,

You need an outhouse at your mill site so you donít have to take your cleats off. ;)



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Jim, the customer with the teak, what do you charge for a small mill job like that? There isnít many Mills in my area and Iíve never had anything done (I chainsaw mill) I do have small jobs like that Iíd like to have done. Just curious. Thanks.
by the hour. he expected to pay me for a full hour at my previous rate of $75 but as it only took me 6 minutes, four of which we were talking about what he wanted, I only charged him $20
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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2019, 08:01:14 AM »
As we mentioned in the other thread, it's easier to just swap boots then to take the cleats on and off a set of boots. And I did that.
To put the cleats on it is easier to do it with the boots off.
And an outhouse at the mill will most likely be coming soon.
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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2019, 08:13:21 AM »
Another member will ship one to you.  :D
All looks good. I even have ice issue around here. ::)  Some are my own doing,as I suppose yours might be. I drive the tractor in the same place and it packs down the snow. Than things melt a little and the grooves fiil in with water and freezes. But just packing it down makes it bad too.
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« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2019, 05:39:24 AM »
Yesterday's happy customer came over to pick up a single short piece of natural edge white pine board in the middle of a snow storm.
It was 1 inch by 10 inch by 18 inches for a sign over his natural edge home bar.


 
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ps the white dots on his jacket were falling snow flakes 
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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2019, 05:02:24 PM »
Today's happy customer came buy to pick up a piece of oak for a mantle. It is in their truck 4x8x61 1/2".
They were happy and gave me a very nice tip.



 

I cut a second mantle from the same log for another customer.
4x8x6' with a natural edge.

He should be here Monday to pick it up.

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I believe "happy" because all of your customers are smiling.  :)
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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2019, 05:06:41 PM »
I do usually ask them to give me a thumb's up if they are happy.

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Better for you to slip than the customer :o
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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2019, 02:37:30 PM »
Today's happy customer got into his truck and was driving away when I remembered I needed a snap shot.
Well, anyway he got a 4" thick x 10" wide by 6' long one natural edge red oak mantle, fresh cut green.

He was happy once he understood what a natural edge was, as he couldn't figure it out over the phone or even with a texted picture of his piece.



 

And I have to say, yesterday's customers where not too happy. The wanted something that I didn't have. But I told them they could most likely get it from A&P sawmill in NH. And to call Pete Drouin and ask him first before they drove up there to see him.
They said they were going to try some more local places to see if they could find what they wanted.
They wanted some dry white pine 2x10x12s that were still white as fresh sawn. I told them that most likely they could find dry wood but it difficult to say if it is still white as fresh sawn wood.

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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2019, 03:01:31 PM »
Jim,

   My white pine tends to turn a little yellow or reddish when it dries. I never learned the trick of keeping it white during the drying process. If you learn how to do that let me know how. 
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« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2019, 05:26:20 PM »
 Hey Jim - Thatís a pretty short mantle!!!!   :D :D  :D
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« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2019, 05:36:49 PM »
Hey Jim - Thatís a pretty short mantle!!!!   :D :D  :D
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« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2019, 09:02:01 PM »
Well, Pete only has 1"x 10 x12' in w Pine. All the 2" and up is in Hemlock.  ;D

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« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2019, 09:24:22 PM »
Jim, I love the happy customers! I notice your only posting the happy ones? I would hope all your customers are happy but is this all the business you get? Or are there other customers that donít make it to this post? Only reason Iím asking, you donít have daily happy customers. Do you have daily business? Sorry for all the questions, Iím just trying to see how sawmilling and income work.

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« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2019, 09:23:33 AM »
I notice your only posting the happy ones? I would hope all your customers are happy but is this all the business you get?
No there are other customers sometimes.

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Do you have daily business?
No not every day. But many come on weekends.
Since last May I have been listing different pieces of wood on Facebook market place for sale. Many of these happy customers are market place sales. Some of them are people who call up and ask if I can cut some thing for them and if I can I usually do.
Current stats are 135 pieces of lumber sold with a gross of over $2400 just through marketplace since June 19th, 2018
I currently have 38 pieces of white pine and 18 pieces of red oak listed for sale on marketplace.
I am happy with the cash flow from marketplace sales.
And what is also happening is that they call or text me, that "this stuff is great, but can you do this for me instead?"
So, not only am I selling the stuff I have listed but I get custom orders for other stuff as well.
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« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2019, 02:39:53 PM »
Today's happy customer called and said he'd be right over. I told him I'd be going out to lunch soon and he said he'd be there long before lunchtime. He showed up at 1:30pm But he got two 1x6's for making bird houses. Thanks August.



 

And as some of you want to know about other customers. I got a call from a boat builder wanting a 22' piece of white oak for a keel. I had to turn him down, no white oak here that long or that good.

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« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2019, 07:33:42 PM »
What dimensions did he want that white oak? I have a few that can come down, but I suppose he wanted dried anyway. Not sure how I would get it up to you though, and I am not quite sure where you are in MA.
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« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2019, 07:54:17 PM »
Jim, I am not seeing the thumbs up but he looks like he is on a mission! :D

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« Reply #46 on: March 16, 2019, 01:57:23 PM »
What dimensions did he want that white oak?
I didn't write anything down after he said 22' in length, so I don't know or remember.
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« Reply #47 on: March 16, 2019, 01:59:57 PM »
Today's happy customers were Warren and his wife Nancy who came down from ME to pick up some very nice clear pine boards that I had for sale. All 1" thick and various widths from 8" to 20" wide, most were 12' long. Thanks Warren and Nancy.



 
Nancy is giving me the thumbs up but you can barely see it because she still had her gloves on.
Warren was busy counting out the money.

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« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2019, 07:01:54 PM »
   Forget Nancy - keep your eye on warren. :D :D
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« Reply #49 on: March 17, 2019, 05:22:54 PM »
that is a pretty long ride for some pine. even if it was clear!
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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2019, 08:56:23 PM »
Folks will travel sometimes just for the enjoyment of the journey. 
 A couple of years ago, I decided to clean some "stuff" out of the back of the shed. There was an old stone boat that I got at an auction for $10 that I hadn't used for 20 years. It even had character with one busted board in the middle, so you had to just put rocks there that couldn't roll out. It did have a good steel front end. I put it on Craig's for $20, thinking I'd have some room to dicker.
 Several days later a gentleman called me about it from way up in Eden. Beautiful country, but it is quite a ways from me. He said he wanted it, and would mail me a check. That he did, and I called him and said I would hold the stone boat until he could come. 
 Quite a while went by, but he eventually called me and said could he come down on such-and-such a date? Sure thing, I'll have coffee on if you want. The man and his Brother-in-Law arrived in a short box F150, and after we visited, he decided we could load it up. Ten foot stone boat, plus 18-20" of steel on the front. By now, the BIL was trying not to burst out laughing. I didn't know what that was about, but it was finally decided I should cut the front off, and he would just take that home. Probably $20 was still less than it would cost to make that 30" wide, upturned piece of 3/8" plate with a rod welded around the edge for reinforcement, even if you had the steel already. I asked it he wanted the wood to take home for the stove, but he said no, so that got put on my wood pile. Splitting it up to fit my stove door reminded me why nobody wanted to have Elm firewood if they could get anything else.
 Before they left, the BIL couldn't hold it in any linger. Told me that my customer got a speeding ticket on the way down, somewhere in Londonderry or Winhall. 
That will be a cherished thing, that stoneboat. He does enjoy his horses, though.
I suspect he came all the way down on Rt 100 to Londonderry, then west to Manchester and south on 7. Scenic ride, but 150-160 miles any way you cut it.
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« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2019, 05:23:17 PM »
Yesterday, during the bright sun shine I had a visitor from "the dark side":



 

He didn't stay long because the "force" was strong in me.

Later on I had a happy customer who came over to pick up one piece of round edge pine.



 

Today's happy customer was from a towing company in Worcester, MA who got some planks to fix their low bed.



 

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Today's two happy customers drove up from the Brox, NY to pick up a 2" piece of clear white pine for a vanity top and other projects. They also got a 1" piece of clear white pine with one natural edge for shelving. And a 4' piece of pine for a coffee table top.

Thanks Kiana.



 

 

 
They saw what the wanted on Facebook marketplace and made an appointment to pick them up. I had to cut them back to fit in the short car. But they were happy and said they'd send me a picture of everything when they have them done.
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Holy cow! They must have driven past 200 saw mills to get to yours!
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