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Big and Rocky
« on: August 31, 2009, 09:52:58 PM »
He said 28" on the little end.  What he didn't say was that it was 48"  on the "butt swells".  Well I gnawed it off and started sawing.  Squared the cant up and about 6" into the log, I heard that sound and the blade "dived".  On the top side of the only limb (knot) was a rock!  You just never know what you will find besides lumber in a log.... :(






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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 10:24:10 PM »
I found a RR spike in a white pine that I cut up the other day, it was to deep for the metal detector to pick it up,  that razor tip blade I won at the pig roast is now toast :(
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 10:25:50 PM »
Another shot of the 48 incher on the mill  with a solid 38" whiteoak in "waiting".


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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 10:53:36 PM »
I found a chain inside a hickory log one time. That destroyed my blade. The log was about 30", but somebody wrapped a chain around tree when it was about 14". diameter. Customer bought me a new blade that day.
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 11:04:50 PM »
hmm...  with hickory, how did you tell you hit the chain?   :D
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 06:27:52 AM »
That looks like a wateroak on the mill. Everybody usually thinks of that as a firewood tree but they have some good looking wood in them and I have seen some good QS come from them. I think they are a member of the red oak family.

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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 09:56:41 AM »
I thought that chain was easier to saw than hickory  :).
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 02:21:06 PM »
The hickory did'nt throw sparks.
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 08:24:37 PM »
Yes Don, wateroak (red) on the mill.  Surprisingly, it was solid (especially the rock)... :D  The whiteoak will be sawed into 2" bridge flooring boards next week.

 >:(  Sawed cedar today and hit nails in the two largest.  Three blades down, but the customer paid for them.

I can't seem to slow my work down.  Picked up three new jobs today... 8)  This will, by far, be my busiest year ever.
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2009, 09:27:12 PM »
I can't seem to slow my work down.  Picked up three new jobs today... 8) 
I know what you mean. I could not take a day off if I wanted to. About the time I think I am getting caught up, more logs seem to find me.
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 09:14:19 AM »
Yesterday's saw was 53 miles from Brookhaven.  (I charge a "setup" fee for over 30 miles)  After we finished, I asked how he found me?  Said that I had sawed for his uncle 3 years ago.  Word travels, and jobs keep coming.
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 04:48:29 PM »
Word travels especially well when you do a good job and the customer feels like they were treated right.
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2009, 09:15:35 PM »
Got another call this AM.  He said 35-40, 20' red and white oak logs, 16"-18" little end.  That job will be about 65 miles, but I couldn't say no.  Probably take 3 hard days.  Oh well..... 8)
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2009, 09:58:17 AM »
I will go out 100 miles with out a thought, but most of my work is in the 50 miles radius.
A have been 150 miles out and milled up a house project with in a half mile of a highly visible LT-40.
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Re: Big and Rocky
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2009, 01:48:31 PM »
Some mills/sawers have "ruined" themselves with dull blades and mills out of alignment.
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2009, 09:45:21 PM »
Amen brother! I have had 3 customers that had previously used a guy with a 40 Super. They said I cut much nicer lumber with my LT 15. I have 3 lifetime customers I imagine. ;D

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