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Offline flip

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How I always find a good deal
« on: December 10, 2007, 10:22:21 AM »
It started a few weeks ago when we cut a few cedar and sasafrass logs for one of our "good" customers.  Let me explain "good" first so you can see where I'm going with this.  My customer learned about our mill a few years ago and likes to bring us free logs (free that we have to cut down and buck for him) which he loads and brings in to the mill.  Usually he wants about 50% of what we mill and does not expect to pay anything since we get "free" wood.  It has been mutually good deal since we do get some good wood and he has put us on a couple of paying jobs. 

Back to the start.  After we cut his cedar I realized how nice it was to cut and the lingering sawdust smelled wonderful.  My buddy called a couple of days ago and put in an order for some 2" ash, which is some of our "free" stuff.  I asked if he knew where we could get a few cedars so we could have some stock for projects.  Of course I got the answer of, "I know where you can get the biggest and oldesT standS of cedar in the county". Uh oh....

The deal is that we can have them but we have to take them all.  Can't use a tractor or loader due to the sensitive nature of the ground and can't destroy any of the stones.  Yup, you guessed it...




Some of the trees are about 15" and are pretty nice. I don't think the curse is worth it if we damage the wrong stone ::) :D  Think we'll pass on this one.
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Re: How I always find a good deal
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007, 10:39:57 AM »
The easy way to get those trees is to....

Yank them with a helicopter! :D :D :D

And, I'd go halves with them... They pay for the heli, and you get the wood!

(hanging 'round you guys is smartening me up!)

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Re: How I always find a good deal
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007, 11:20:11 AM »
Ran into  a few cedars in that enviroment, more nails than wood. >:(

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Re: How I always find a good deal
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 07:46:55 AM »
Flip, the Jasper golf course has a lot of cedars.  At least they did 10 years ago when we cut all the damaged ones from an ice storm.  You might get in good with the grounds keepers so that if they have a damaged tree you could get it.  We took several truck loads of nice logs from there.
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