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Hi all. My tractor is down. I can't get the logs to the mill so I decided to take the mill to the logs.

 

 

I pulled my mill with my truck up into the woods and set up on a tractor path near the logs.

 

  

  

 

I just roll the logs to the mill with my Logrite cant hooks

 

 

It's really nice milling in the cool shade and the peacefullness of the woods. The logs are red oak and the lumber is looking pretty good.

 

  

  

  

 

I couldn't do this without my three friends, blue, orange, and little hook-a-roon. ;D

 

 

Happy sawing, Cutter

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Re: When you can't take the logs to the mill........sawing in the woods
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 05:03:26 PM »
Oh what a man will do to sniff saw dust.  :D

You go CUTTERBOY!
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Re: When you can't take the logs to the mill........sawing in the woods
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012, 05:25:35 PM »
That is the way to take charge of a situation and make hay sawdust.   :)

I love the green shade.   smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2012, 05:30:55 PM »
I love milling in the woods.  You might decide you like it so much you end up doing something like this:

 

 

I know it looks cool and shady,  but it is currently 98 at my mill.

Cutterboy, can I come saw with you for about four months? ;D  Nice looking RO, BTW.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 06:38:30 PM »


I know it looks cool and shady,  but it is currently 98 at my mill.

Cutterboy, can I come saw with you for about four months? ;D 

Hey GMM, you can come saw with me anytime, and if it's too hot to saw I got some cold ones in the fridge. ;D :D

It was 91 at my mill today and I quit at lunch time. GMM, you have such a nice spot for your mill. I think it is just beautiful. I can see why you call yourself Ga_Mtn_Man. It looks like you're set up on the side of a mountain.

All the best to you, Cutter

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Re: When you can't take the logs to the mill........sawing in the woods
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 08:08:46 PM »
I've done that.. I love sawing in the woods when the bugs aren't too bad. I've sawn jobs when the logs were laid  alongside a woods road. I left the axle on the mill, towed up next to a log or log pile, drop the legs and level, saw, then pick up and move to the next. Best thing is when you have a nice sized clearing to set up in, big enough to move the tractor about and enough logs for a few days.
Cutter, you need a "Mill Special" in blue. I'd trade all the others before I'd be without mine. Oh, I'd trade 91 at my mill for the 95 in my shop any day, any time!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012, 08:09:47 PM »
I love milling in the woods.  You might decide you like it so much you end up doing something like this:

 

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Paul, did a tornado come through Ga. Last night? I was looking at all the slabs on the hill.  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2012, 08:11:33 PM »
That is some nice looking red oak.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2012, 08:24:24 PM »
Not tornadoes, David..BEARS!  I stack 'em up neat every day and by the next morning they're like you see 'em.  It's just pure mischief if you ask me. ;D
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Re: When you can't take the logs to the mill........sawing in the woods
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2012, 08:35:45 PM »
Cutter,hope your tractor is not hard down, fella can't swing when his ground gripper don't work.My first circular mill was setup in the woods beside a stream.Only downside are the deer ticks and skeeters. Frank C.
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2012, 08:39:50 PM »
Not tornadoes, David..BEARS!  I stack 'em up neat every day and by the next morning they're like you see 'em.  It's just pure mischief if you ask me. ;D

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2012, 08:48:29 PM »
Nice looking logs. I hope your tractor is not down too long.
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2012, 10:14:23 PM »
That Red Oak looks good. What's the plan for the lumber? Good luck with the tractor.
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« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 10:20:32 PM »
Sawing in the woods is great. I did a job back in '97 in Southern WI milling 500,000 board feet of white and red oak for a logger. Milled it on site. Oak wilt had gone through there. It was a nice place to saw. I'd be running the mill and wild turkeys would be milling around in the  tree line 40-50 yards away. They just got used to me and knew I wasn't a threat. Occasionally a deer would walk by. It was hard work but that's a heck of an office.

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2012, 08:04:01 AM »
Paul, them barrs are likely after grubs just under the bark in those slabs.I'd spray them with something to leave a bad taste in his mouth.Whats next pissen on your mill or going after oil in the engine, there up to no good.Frank C.
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2012, 08:41:02 AM »
I've been know to tell a tall tale or two. ;)
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2012, 08:43:38 AM »
bears will kill you and eat you if they get hungry enough, and they aren't afraid of noisy equipment. ;)

There was a man killed and partly eaten by a black bear outside of Williams lake years ago... the running drilling platform wasn't enough to keep the bear away. A few years later one pulled a rancher off the back of a horse.... same result..

on the other hand, if you feed them dogfood and treat them nice they can become quite tame.
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2012, 02:35:52 PM »
GOOD GRIEF GMM, look what you started. First the bears were knocking your slabs around and now they're eating people. :o :D :D :D

I'm more afraid of yellow jackets and deer ticks than I am of bears.

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2012, 02:50:58 PM »
Was it the Bear's or the Beer's Hmm!
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2012, 03:14:21 PM »
You want to start something?

Well here goes........Do Barrs eat GRITS?  :D :D :D
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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2012, 03:25:53 PM »
If a bear ate me he would get BOTH, because I stay full of Grits.
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If a bear ate me he would get BOTH, because I stay full of Grits.

Hum.......my wife says I'm full of Grit.  say_what
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lol! try googling "BC pot bears"
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2012, 05:19:07 PM »
Guessing its Hot everywhere today if post are going to food then munchies Hmm!  :D
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2012, 07:50:42 PM »
Sorry for wrecking your thread, cutterboy. ::)
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« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2012, 08:53:40 PM »
Only if you put honey on the grits.They just darted a black bear in the outskirts of Boston,hauled him out western Ma. and turned him loose in Cutters neighborhood.City folks are always dumping on country boys. Frank C.
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« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2012, 09:07:29 PM »
Sorry for wrecking your thread, cutterboy. ::)

Paul, I was just kidding. You didn't wreck my thread.....you made it more interesting.

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« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2012, 09:12:15 PM »

They just darted a black bear in the outskirts of Boston,hauled him out western Ma. and turned him loose in Cutters neighborhood. Frank C.

I thought I heard a bear growling with a Boston accent.

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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2012, 09:16:04 PM »
Sorry for wrecking your thread, cutterboy. ::)

Paul, I was just kidding. You didn't wreck my thread.....you made it more interesting.

Me too. :)
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« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2012, 09:27:30 PM »
cutterboy what kind of tractor is that? looks like one i just traded for last week massey ferguson 20 industrial i think  :)

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« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2012, 07:08:42 AM »
PISTON,there are certain rules about posting about grits on the Forum. Now GRITS are fine. ;D  Girls Raised In The South.
grits are the one that some people,why I do not know,eat and call it so called food and even like the taste of it and some even say it it good for you.
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« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2012, 07:12:00 AM »
Don't worry Ray, we will continue to try to rehabilitate you.  There is hope since you at least like GRITS.  It is a start  ;D.
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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2012, 07:25:07 AM »
Don't push it.  ;D 
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« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2012, 02:44:26 PM »
cutterboy what kind of tractor is that? looks like one i just traded for last week massey ferguson 20 industrial i think  :)

Crosscut, you are exactly right......Massey Ferguson 20 industrial. It's a great tractor. My dad had it for years and passed it on to me. She's down with an electrical problem. :'( I'm waiting for a part.....end of the week I hope.

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« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2012, 03:38:57 PM »
Something needs a little squirt of WD-40  ???
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« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2012, 10:13:10 PM »
There goes the bear now he made wood chips out of those logs. :D
 

 


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