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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2860 on: March 07, 2019, 06:50:05 AM »
 Glad to see your post again Peter!

 Looking forward to hear what you think of the Turbo 7s Carbide. I have been running the 1 1/4"Turbos 7s double hard and have had good luck. I was sent a box of 1 1/2" by accident, so I kept them I was not as happy with them. It could be me tho I only have 200 hrs on mill and still learning :P


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« Reply #2861 on: March 07, 2019, 07:22:42 AM »
As a lot of other members, I am happy to see Peter back

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« Reply #2862 on: March 07, 2019, 09:13:53 AM »
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2863 on: March 07, 2019, 09:17:49 AM »
Does it dump automatically or manually?


No, I have to pull a lever. Like a wood splitter. But, it is fast just have to wait for the lumber to clear out the end.
This is a great idea for saving time smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup....How do you deal with blade changes on the edger? 
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2864 on: March 07, 2019, 08:32:39 PM »
Percy, I left a hole/ place where I can get to the blades. I think one hour will do the job. I'm fussy on the blade alinement thing. I'm never in a hurry working on my stuff.  ;)
Had a two-man job, now a one-man job.  ;D ;)  
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2865 on: March 08, 2019, 09:01:50 PM »
That last truck with W Pine added up to 8,400 bf.
The same guy coming Saturday More Pine, When you find nice big pine get all you can afford. ;)
$355 a 1000 :o
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« Reply #2866 on: March 08, 2019, 09:05:36 PM »
I like the way you Yankees do/ price your logs. Im assuming that 355.00 is your logs cost per 1000 bdft. Easy to cost a job. Up here its by the cubic meter. We pay for the sawdust 😂😂😂
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« Reply #2867 on: March 08, 2019, 09:06:13 PM »
Peter - that is some beautiful pine for sure.  You make me jealous!!!  I would appreciate seeing some photos or video of your edger return as well.  Thanks.  
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2868 on: March 08, 2019, 09:33:40 PM »
I have to get this pc thing down. The video thing will be coming. 
I make lumber better than using a pc. :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2869 on: March 09, 2019, 09:44:16 PM »
More wood. 8)








I hope some are 16'8+ so to cut some in half. Loggers around here don't cut 8' unless it's pulp.   
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« Reply #2870 on: March 10, 2019, 12:11:24 AM »
I'm always jealous of the quality of logs you get!! That's some great looking stuff.
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« Reply #2871 on: March 10, 2019, 08:09:50 AM »
You know PAmizerman It has taken me a long time to find truckers and loggers that bring me what I want and do what they say they will do.
I have good guys now, Very profitable that way. I pay as much as the com mills and a little more some times. 

Keep in mind if you surround your self with hard-working guys that are honest. your business will fly.


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« Reply #2872 on: March 10, 2019, 12:18:03 PM »
Yes around here it is hard to find reputable loggers. I have a list of fifteen guys. I have already knocked 3 off the list that I will never buy from again. 
I only have two loggers that I feel I can fully trust. They are both straight shooters. The one deals in a lot of really nice logs but does most of his work too far away for hauling. But when he is in my area he let's me know. 
The second does good work but doesn't usually get into as nice of logs (diameter wise). He always let's me know what the load will look like and I can trust that it will be what he says.

I've only been dealing in hemlock for three years. So I'm sure in due time I will be able to find someone to get me logs like yours. Or maybe I'm just too picky :D
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2873 on: March 10, 2019, 03:59:54 PM »
What I do is tell the trucker what I'm looking for, Like no smaller than 12" or 16" top end and 6" of trim. I have one trucker buys logs and sells to me. The other thing the trucker goes to a lot of jobs and can see what they have.
When he gets to a good job with big trees he tells me about it, so if I want some I tell him yes or no. Sometimes you can have a good logger and bad ground. I'm not a big mill and can't eat junk logs like the big mills. But on a cleanup load, I'll get 3 or 4 junk ones, I don't pay for them, But it helps the trucker clean up. I just make dunnage with them. 4x4x4'  
Around here big mills want 14'  16' only. some 12' no 10' or 8' 
Pine, hemlock I buy all of the sizes, Hard for me to get 8' Most times when I scale out a load I put all the long 16' to one side after I scale it then cut in half.
Have one trucker markets trees for an excavator guy clearing land. Now, I get nice trees I mean nice. :o ;)
The hardwood for my stake market can a little tuff.  Have to have 3 clear faces 8' 12' 16'
I do some trailer decking too.
Sometime in the summer when hardwood gets a stain in them I can get them for a lot less $$$
Last year I got a bunch of W and R Oak for .40 a bf that is less than half price. [4 clear faces]  8) The customer buying grade and tree stakes don't care about some stain.
My $$$ market is long stuff, 
Just had a guy want 5- 30' 10x12. for a job in the spring W Pine.
I have a trucker that has 50' TT for that. But you have to have a logger that would not bend the trees too much and crack the tree, that took a long time to find him. And that's more $$$$ for all.  ;)


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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2874 on: March 16, 2019, 10:23:28 PM »
Some of the W Pine, Customer wants 1"x17"x12'.  


 
A little bibbiying sawing.  ;)   And the old chain saw thing.   :D


 



 

When I cut a log that way, I do try to hit the 45  to the face I'm keeping on the log.
Fits in good and helps me get the cant square back up again.


 

Nice flooring,

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« Reply #2875 on: March 17, 2019, 05:47:26 AM »
Beautiful stuff I don't see pine like that very often. 8)

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« Reply #2876 on: March 17, 2019, 07:12:26 AM »
Peter had some nice pine logs in the yard.
They are some beautiful boards. 
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« Reply #2877 on: March 17, 2019, 08:15:25 AM »
Nice going with that bad boy Peter.  That's the ones that I love to hate sawing.  They are a pain but the reward is great, even if it's only the personal satisfaction of cracking it open.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: A day cutting wood
« Reply #2878 on: March 17, 2019, 09:04:44 AM »
Peter,
Whats that white sheet of paper attached the the idle side band wheel cover?
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« Reply #2879 on: March 17, 2019, 09:55:23 AM »
Peter
Nice looking stuff
What scale do you use when buying?
Wish I could get more WP here.
When I do its $350 Doyle, my scale and I am generous.
I usually look at the logs on the landing before committing 
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