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Re: Where to start...how did you learn?
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2002, 07:44:09 PM »
Hey, Matthew! Welcome in.  We have a bunch of guys that use Woodmizers, and a few that have built sawmills, but I think you're the first that actually built a Woodmizer. Hang around and share some of your knowledge with us, ok?
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2002, 05:42:50 AM »
GREAT!    8)  Another for the Orange Team.
 
  Matt.  You need to come up with a cool sawyer name like M&M or something.  Did you build "Wanda"  she is a 2000 model?   I have been lusting for one of them  LT80's.
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Re: Where to start...how did you learn?
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2002, 07:35:41 PM »
I'd have to say that the best way to learn is the HARD WAY!  The first batch of logs I cut on my mill was cherry...and I ended up cutting them "through and through."  By the time they air dried for months and I was going to load the boards up to take to the kiln I ended up cutting several hundred board feet up for firewood  :o   I quickly learned what grade sawing was all about.  I'll never come close to knowing it all, but I always love learning new things, and I learn something new every time I cut up another log  :P  Start cutting and have fun!

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« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2002, 05:19:55 AM »
I guess I'm one of the few that use a blue machine.  I love it and have managed to get a few bd/ft under my belt.  I just wish I had the money to add some hydraulics to it!  I have a good method to get them up on the mill, it's turning and leveling those big suckers that hurts the old back!! :-/

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Re: Where to start...how did you learn?
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2002, 05:38:10 AM »
Welcome to the Forum Matthew,

I'd like you to pass along to the guys at Wood-Mizer that cut, weld, paint, wire, plumb, and assemble the mills a sincere thank you from us Wood-Mizer owners.

We'd like you to know how important the quality of your work and attention to detail is to us.  When a customer comes to our sawmill,  the Wood-Mizer mill is the centerpoint of our operation.  I give them a quick overview of the mill and show them the welds, paint, how the hoses are routed, etc.  Then I show them examples of the product that comes off the mill.  All are impressed.  Keep up the great work.

Oh yea,  Say Hi to John Hicks for me.  That crazy man kept me out in the cold and damp and sleet pulling boards for him for three days running.  But I made him look good. ;)
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« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2002, 11:20:24 AM »
I guess I could have built "Wanda"!! I sure have welded and built my share. Most people here in Indy call me a redneck.. Go figure. They think because I don't live in the big city and like the smell of cow s@#$ that makes me a redneck. We have one guy in accounting, he always ask how smart I am. Because, I fight traffic and drive 71 miles one way to work!
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Re: Where to start...how did you learn?
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2002, 02:04:14 PM »
A good answer to that is "Because that is where Home is".  A lot of people give up a "home" to move closer to "work" and have to replace it with "just a house".
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Re: Where to start...how did you learn?
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2002, 03:28:04 PM »
Matthew welcome. You need a user pic. Can I getcha one? Huh, can I can I ? PLEEEASE
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« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2002, 04:21:20 PM »
Wrong color Jeff. Better see if you can find a can of WM touch up paint! Scott

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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2002, 04:29:18 PM »
There. sampled from an LT15
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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2002, 04:46:54 AM »
Jeff,

That looks like it will fit me fine!!!! Make sure it stays the same color!  :D
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2002, 05:01:43 AM »
  Now Matt that is a cool pic.  Jeff is a talented man and can saw too.

 People ask me why I live where I do and it is easy.  I can sleep with the windows open, leave the keys in the truck and do pert near anything I please as long as my wife says it is OK. ;D  I personally wished more people lived in the city.
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« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2002, 07:26:13 PM »
Alot of us in northern VT would agree with you ARKANSAWYER

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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2002, 07:32:20 PM »
Why would you want to take the keys out of the truck?  thye might get lost ;D
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« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2002, 12:33:22 PM »
It might sound strange living as close to population as I do, but I can get away with the no locks and keys in the truck here.  In fact never locked anything at the previous house and the barn never had a front door while I was there.  There are at least 8 Home depots and 10 wallmarts in a 15 mile circle from my house.
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