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Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:52:25 PM »
Good afternoon fellow wood nuts. I am a new member of the FF as of today. I have caught the bug to saw my own lumber for my woodshop. I was just in Baltimore over last weekend attending the Woodworking Show there. I've had my eye on some different "hobby mills" and started searching the forum for input regarding which brand to go with. At this point, I'm really leaning towards the Woodland Mills saw. It fits my budget and space limitations at this point in time. One thing I'd like to be able to do first is gain some first hand experience working around a mill before I pull the trigger. If some free labor sounds like a great idea, please let me know if anyone in my area would be willing to allow me to come to your site and get dirty.

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 05:20:59 PM »
Do you live in Maryland?
You can use the member search at the top and search for members that live in your area.
There's is a lot of people on here with mills they use for hobbies and woodworking.



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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 09:05:17 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, jfastman and I wish you the best with whichever sawmill that you choose.  Your input and questions are also very welcome.   :)
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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 09:09:59 PM »
jfastman,welcome to the forum. WDH is doing that in GA.
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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 10:06:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum jfastman from another newbie. Just as you, I caught the bug too. Gotta love it!

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 10:14:11 PM »
Welcome to FF Dbletreebelgians and jfastman! 8)
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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 10:12:01 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  You're doing the right thing by wanting to check out a mill before you buy it.  There are a number of sawmill manufacturers that sponsor the forum, and it will be worthwhile to click on the links to visit their web sites.  If you consider southwest Missouri to be "in your area", drop me a line,and we'll slice up some logs!
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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 04:41:17 PM »
JFastman, where in DelCo do you live?
There are no problems; only solutions we haven't found yet.

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 03:19:14 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome!  Kilgrosh, I'm in Media, PA.

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 10:26:13 AM »
Welcome to the forum, fellow newbies. I'm in Butler, PA, myself. ☺

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 02:01:15 PM »
Welcome aboard jfastman from another pa Sawyer (central pa)

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 05:09:00 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Jfastman.

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 08:31:24 AM »
Run away now before you buy!!

I did the same as you.  I looked online at all the different hobby mills, and finally settled on the Woodmizer lt15go, almost doubling my original budget.  Glad I did though.  Even now, part of my wishes I had bought an even more expensive machine.

I was very fortunate to be able to spend a day with some amazing sawyers, read through the "Well" thread started by Bruno.  I learned more in that one day than I would have in a month on my own. 

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2018, 02:11:45 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome!  Kilgrosh, I'm in Media, PA.
Nice. I used to live in Media/Brookhaven. Now I am up in Conshy. 
Annnnnnd....I just realized you replied 5 years ago... :D
There are no problems; only solutions we haven't found yet.

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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2018, 04:31:19 PM »
Welcome to the forum
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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2018, 04:59:34 PM »
The last time jfastman was on forum was in 2016
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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2018, 10:02:00 PM »
Nahhhh!  Just get a mill and start cutting.  You'll learn better that way I think because most other operators aren't going to let you run their mill unless they are specifically teaching you.  I learned just by doing and using the experience on this forum to solve issues and find better or more efficient ways of doing things on the mill.  Welcome!
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Re: Newbie from Delaware County Pennsylvania
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2018, 12:49:50 PM »
Did he ever get a mill ? :new_year:
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