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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #140 on: July 18, 2019, 09:15:13 AM »
When I saw his truck rack, that the cross bar was round, I suggested that he get a piece of PVC pipe and cut it down the middle so we can put it back together around the cross bar and make it a rack roller. Held together with two hose clamps.
And able to slide left and right along the pipe rack.
He has just emailed me that he has made the rack roller.
My idea was to set one end of the timber on the rack roller and the other end is on my trailer on another movable roller and slide these timbers up onto his rack.
I will photo it next time he's here.
But I'll have to cut some more timbers for him, next.
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« Reply #141 on: July 18, 2019, 12:14:17 PM »
I thought you had a tractor for that?
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« Reply #142 on: July 18, 2019, 01:04:03 PM »
I thought you had a tractor for that?
Engine died long time ago, never had the money to get it fixed, yet.
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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #143 on: July 19, 2019, 03:14:36 PM »
Today's happy customer came over to get the balance of his order of timbers for his timber frame shed project.
Thanks Dan, and he brought his wife to supervise.



 

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« Reply #144 on: July 21, 2019, 10:21:20 AM »
Today's happy customer admitted that he didn't plan his visit to the sawmill yard correctly. He said he should have brought his truck. He was right he should have brought his truck.
But we managed to get the 2 1/2" x 21" x 6' long pine slab into his car on the second try.



 
No need for a flag on this one. But I did see it up against his right side door window, and suggested he lower the window or the first bump in the road would shift the piece and could break the window. He agreed and put it down.
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« Reply #145 on: July 21, 2019, 03:32:01 PM »
 What some people will do.  :D :D
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« Reply #146 on: July 21, 2019, 04:53:12 PM »
Only 6' long?  He should have just lowered both back windows and put it cross-wise! ;)
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« Reply #147 on: July 22, 2019, 07:58:33 AM »
He could have just strapped it on top to that antennae. 
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« Reply #148 on: July 22, 2019, 06:21:35 PM »
Today's happy customer admitted that he didn't plan his visit to the sawmill yard correctly. He said he should have brought his truck. He was right he should have brought his truck.
But we managed to get the 2 1/2" x 21" x 6' long pine slab into his car on the second try.


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No need for a flag on this one. But I did see it up against his right side door window, and suggested he lower the window or the first bump in the road would shift the piece and could break the window. He agreed and put it down.
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Was that the Green Slab we discussed over in the "Watcha Sawing" thread? If so, you're right- they move quickly.....
Good on ya.
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« Reply #149 on: July 23, 2019, 09:04:37 AM »
Today's happy customer admitted that he didn't plan his visit to the sawmill yard correctly. He said he should have brought his truck. He was right he should have brought his truck.
But we managed to get the 2 1/2" x 21" x 6' long pine slab into his car on the second try.


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No need for a flag on this one. But I did see it up against his right side door window, and suggested he lower the window or the first bump in the road would shift the piece and could break the window. He agreed and put it down.
Jim Rogers
Jim,
Was that the Green Slab we discussed over in the "Watcha Sawing" thread? If so, you're right- they move quickly.....
Good on ya.
Yes it was one of the three, I have on hand. I may cut the 5" thick one in half, to make it lighter and easier to move. Only one showed interest in it and hasn't returned any of my replies to him.
I know as soon as I cut it someone will want a piece 5" thick.
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« Reply #150 on: July 23, 2019, 12:15:49 PM »


Advertise both, one 5" and two 2Ĺ" and wait to see if you have to recut it.

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« Reply #151 on: August 23, 2019, 12:35:44 PM »
Today's happy customer called and then came over and got a 2" thick by 15" cookie for her sculpture project.

I cut this cookie from a left over piece of ash log. It has been drying here for over a year. And has all sorts of cracks in it which she liked. This is going to be the base of a sculpture she is making called the "Phoenix".
She likes the color of the wood as it looks like ashes.



 

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« Reply #152 on: August 23, 2019, 01:29:29 PM »
Jim,

   Good on you there buddy. Customers like that are often worth more than the big spenders. 
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« Reply #153 on: August 24, 2019, 04:38:52 PM »
She's not so happy today. She put her sculpture on the cookie and it didn't look right to her. Too big in diameter and too thick.
I offered to cut her another one, smaller and thinner, but she's decided to go in a different direction for the base.
I tried.
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« Reply #154 on: August 24, 2019, 04:49:11 PM »
Sometimes there are happy customers. Sometimes there are just customers.  >:(

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« Reply #155 on: August 24, 2019, 09:22:36 PM »
   I went to a flea market 25 miles from home today and will go to a different one 20 miles away tomorrow. I call them advertising trips as mostly I meet and talk with people and hand out business cards then 3-12 months later some of them will call for a mobile job. I rarely make enough sales on the trip to pay the mileage and Flea Market set up fee selling odd pieces. Before I finished setting up a lady came over and bought 2 dozen poplar lath/craft strips I make by taking 1/2" drops when edging 2" stock which returns approximately 3/8" thick X 2" X 8' (in this case) pieces. I sticker and air dry them just like normal boards and they air dry really quick. It just another salvage trick. They are great for making crates, lattice, etc. and she was excited to see them.

   Later a couple came up to all smiles when they saw me and broke out their phones to proudly show me a corner table they had made from a 2" live edge walnut slab/crotch they had bought from me a year or so back at such a Flea Market trip. They added wrought iron legs and sanded and finished it and they were really proud of their custom piece. That makes a good day for me.
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« Reply #156 on: August 25, 2019, 02:49:42 PM »
Today's happy customer came over to pick up a 2 1/2" thick by 16" wide x 5' long eastern white pine natural edge slab to become a desk top for his wife.
thanks Dave:



 

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« Reply #157 on: August 26, 2019, 07:06:10 AM »
Jim, the Pine you sell, air dried, kiln, or green?
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« Reply #158 on: August 26, 2019, 09:29:48 AM »
Mostly green but that one has been cut for a while from an older log.
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« Reply #159 on: August 26, 2019, 12:21:40 PM »
Thanks, thatís encouraging. I would like to dabble in selling wood, but donít really want to build a kiln, or wait 6 months for boards to dry.
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