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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8500 on: February 14, 2018, 12:37:15 PM »
I have a test for machine operators.
I toss a quarter on the ground, Tell them to pick it up with no dirt. If they can do that they can get near my mill.  ;D
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« Reply #8501 on: February 14, 2018, 01:21:45 PM »
Can you pick it up with no dirt? :D
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8502 on: February 14, 2018, 01:51:23 PM »
A good operator with a tight machine can do a lot. The guy who put in my septic system used the 4' bucket on the 45,000 lb. excavator to screed sand to final grade level within 1/4". A good youtube video: "Dirt Ninja - Eggsrta footage". Operator picks up uncooked eggs, and sets them on top of traffic cones using an excavator with a thumb, without breaking them. :o
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« Reply #8503 on: February 14, 2018, 02:17:35 PM »
Yup Peter this guy was showing one of the hands how he could pick up quarters off of the ground.  First time that I had ever seen it done.   :o
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« Reply #8504 on: February 14, 2018, 02:57:50 PM »
When I learned how to operate an excavator years ago the guy teaching me threw a stick on the ground and said pick it up with no dirt.  That was fairly easy and only took a couple of minutes.  Then he threw a fifty cent piece down and said pick that up with no dirt.  That one took a while, but I finally did it.  Just wish I still had the muscle memory to run one efficiently and skillfully.  I can grub out stumps with the best of them though..... :)
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« Reply #8505 on: February 14, 2018, 05:35:42 PM »
Can you pick it up with no dirt? :D



Yes, I can, easily.
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« Reply #8506 on: February 14, 2018, 05:41:17 PM »
Yeah, ok, Magicman.  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #8507 on: February 14, 2018, 05:45:38 PM »
Can you pick it up with no dirt? :D



Yes, I can, easily.


Heck, I went thru that test and when I did, I made change of 5 nickels'. :D

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« Reply #8508 on: February 14, 2018, 05:57:10 PM »
I seen a person pick up a dime off a cement floor with a forklift truck.
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« Reply #8509 on: February 14, 2018, 09:25:59 PM »
DUG,

I bet that if you sawed them into posts that you could do well with them.




I probably could I can sell locust posts for $2/BF and for some specialty cuts I can get $3/BF for it.  Thing is RN they are in my way and I need cash flow so Im looking for either a wholesale market to get em gone or sell the whole load to another sawmill.  I did have a broker ask me to quote him out 17mbf of 4x6 locust cants but I dont have enough logsto do that and its hard enough to find that I dont wanna get involved with it.  The outside lumber people want 5/4 for decking.  There is a medium sized circle grade mill over the border in VT who is interested in buying the whole load but the trucking might kill them cause Im looking for $.50/BF picked up but I might go down to $.45 if they come get it within the next week or so just for cash flow.  My friend was telling me over the summer he sold $40k worth of locust logs to a guy all the way in CT iirc he got $.45/BF picked up and the guy bought just about the whole tree he even bought the branches, he sells them to his customer who make these weaved handrails pretty neat stuff.  Theres another guy who pays like $.60/BF but is really picky on grade and I guess took too long to load his trucks and was slow to pay so Im gonna stay away from that guy lol
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« Reply #8510 on: February 14, 2018, 09:28:33 PM »
DUG,

I bet that if you sawed them into posts that you could do well with them.




I was thinking the same thing, Then I was thinking what it would cost to put that load in my yard.  ;D




Send a truck youre only 3 hours away the concentration yard guys around here ship logs all over the world and the canadians buy up our logs too and truck em all the way to canada lol
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« Reply #8511 on: February 14, 2018, 09:29:45 PM »





Theres a good even mix of 8 10 12 and 16
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« Reply #8512 on: February 14, 2018, 11:10:55 PM »
I have a test for machine operators.
I toss a quarter on the ground, Tell them to pick it up with no dirt. If they can do that they can get near my mill.  ;D

If you can do it with a 4 stick back hoe that has 2 inches of slack in every direction you are a good operator. On a new machine with joysticks you are probably good at video games too

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« Reply #8513 on: February 15, 2018, 05:36:37 AM »
Some with 2" of slack would be hard to do for sure.
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« Reply #8514 on: February 15, 2018, 07:15:42 AM »
neah, its like doing a trim with my old 8K... she got some hippy hippy shake and wobble in the bull tilt but I can make a grader driver cry for want of work.

We deteriorated together and i think the slop is normal now... get all confused when i gt on a machine with tight pins and fast hydraulics :D
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« Reply #8515 on: February 15, 2018, 07:51:08 AM »
I can't even pick up a quarter with no dirt with my fingers  :)
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« Reply #8516 on: February 15, 2018, 08:07:56 AM »
Yesterday, a carpenter/builder/contractor showed up and wanted some cookies for a bunch of table center pieces for a wedding, in August.
I told him that these were going to crack and that there was nothing you could do about it.
He didn't want to hear that.

But I cut them anyhow. I hope he and she likes them.

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« Reply #8517 on: February 15, 2018, 08:15:17 AM »
That is a nice whack of cookies even though they will crumble crack.  You may be sawing another batch in late July. 
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« Reply #8518 on: February 15, 2018, 08:23:19 AM »
The thicker they are, the more certain that they will crack.  I cut these about 10 weeks ago and tried stickering them with thin stickers to slow the drying.  Out of 140 cookies, maybe 3 of the walnut cracked.  None of the ERC cracked.  I saw them about 1 3/8" thick and that seems to work best.  Thinner and they cup.  Thicker, more cracking. 

 

 
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« Reply #8519 on: February 15, 2018, 08:27:28 AM »
I have been sawing nails  :).

Big old ERC log that came out of a pasture.  At least it is a pasture today.  I have found out that they was an old home site there years and years ago  :) ::).  ERC and walnut are the worst to attract bullets and nails for me.  There were indicators in the butt that metal was present.  Stubborn me tried to saw the log anyway.  After $50 in blades, I desisted. 

 

 

 

 
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