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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8480 on: February 12, 2018, 10:19:27 PM »
Got a call from a man with a mill that wants me to saw his logs on my mill. Here’s his mill.

 

 
Here’s the logs. Ponderosa pine. 8’ - 12’ largest 30”. Too big for his little mill.
 

 
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« Reply #8481 on: February 12, 2018, 10:34:29 PM »
I like that old antique.  :)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8482 on: February 12, 2018, 11:00:54 PM »
Got in a load of black locust today.  Not sure what I’m gonna do with it yet, either saw it or sell it.






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« Reply #8483 on: February 12, 2018, 11:05:31 PM »
Looks like you're at Peter's place.  :)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8484 on: February 12, 2018, 11:13:31 PM »
Andries and grizz I am on my way to tx tomorrow.
Paul, see what directions they send me but may be going past your place next week.
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« Reply #8485 on: February 12, 2018, 11:31:04 PM »
I like that old antique.  :)

I kinda like it too. It's an old Foley Belsaw.  This is the first time I've seen one. I was surprised at how small and simple it is. That tractor is twice as much power as he needs. I half jokingly offered to take the old mill off his hands as payment for sawin his logs and he said that he'd have to cut down a couple more trees.  We shall see.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8486 on: February 13, 2018, 05:42:43 AM »
Got in a load of black locust today.  Not sure what I’m gonna do with it yet, either saw it or sell it.





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Put it on ice for awhile.  :)
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8487 on: February 13, 2018, 05:44:49 AM »
I agreed to saw today.  25 degrees out, high 35.  Will be ok once I get going.

Since last job I rebuilt my tensioner and riveted the chute back onto the drive wheel cover.  Looking forward to both of these little pleasures.  8)
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« Reply #8488 on: February 13, 2018, 06:31:11 AM »
Some nice looking Locust there, 4x4!

Most around here have some crook, or even double-crook to them! 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8489 on: February 13, 2018, 07:21:17 AM »
With our Locust it’s a sorta pain to get some yield, at least what I sawed a few weeks ago was. 

It’ll be in the 30’s here today.  Rain forecast for the rest of the week which may end this job.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8490 on: February 13, 2018, 07:38:37 AM »
DUG,

I bet that if you sawed them into posts that you could do well with them.
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« Reply #8491 on: February 13, 2018, 12:31:58 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
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8492 on: February 13, 2018, 12:58:00 PM »
   If I had load of good solid locust I'd cut everything I could into poles for pole barns with any side lumber big enough into bridge timbers and possibly the smaller stuff into posts. They are comparable to treated lumber IMHO.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8493 on: February 13, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »
I just finished off another 6x10 timber for the shed being cut in my yard. Hopefully that's the last one on this job.
I made some nice 1x10's out of the side lumber for the 57' boat barn:

 

 

Next, I'll start cutting red oak for trailer decking, again.

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« Reply #8494 on: February 13, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
I finished all of the sawable logs on my road trip job this evening with 11,930 bf sawn. 
 

 
The first order of business was straightening my bent loader arm.
 


Good as new but the paint doesn't match.  I used high temp engine enamel on the still hot arms, but at least it's Orange.
 

 
Using the trackhoe bucket to move the heavy slabs onto the skidsteer forks.
 

 
Steady as she goes.
 

 
Success.  I hated that he only wanted 8" and 12" timbers.  No 10" and no side lumber but the firewood haulers were busy.  There was much waste but the customer got what he wanted, and I got paid.   ;D
 

 
The last 6X12 timber.
 

 
A whack of timbers.
 

 
An empty yard with only some end cutoffs and culls left.
 

 
 

 
So PatD and I celebrated at the Habachi Grill with Shrimp and Filet'.  food3  A good ending of 6½ days sawing.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8495 on: February 13, 2018, 09:57:06 PM »
You did a good job sawing, Too bad the guy wasted so much wood.
You are an easy man Magicman, no way would I let them near my mill with the hoe. They could have just as easily mess up the mill more than they did.
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« Reply #8496 on: February 13, 2018, 10:03:09 PM »
Agree with you Peter.
Seeing the picture of the hoe that close to the mill would give me the willies if it was mine.
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« Reply #8497 on: February 13, 2018, 10:26:21 PM »
Andries and grizz I am on my way to tx tomorrow.

rj, once upon a time when I was dispatching I'd get my guys a nice paying load down to Georgia or Texas or something like that and about the time they hit OK or KY they liked to phone back and ask about the weather. GRRRR is about all I ever had to say to them. But I got even one day. Tarped CNC machine coming out of GA. Took him 3 hours with stops for water and sweat cleanup.  ;D

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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8498 on: February 13, 2018, 11:27:11 PM »
Got in a load of black locust today.  Not sure what I’m gonna do with it yet, either saw it or sell it.





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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #8499 on: February 14, 2018, 08:22:29 AM »
You are an easy man Magicman, no way would I let them near my mill with the hoe.
Actually under normal circumstances I agree Peter.  Problem was this was not "normal" in any way.  No side lumber and only wanting 8" and 12".  Many logs would have easily made 10" but I had to whack them down making very heavy slabs unless I made extra cuts just to lighten them up.  The slab shown above was too heavy for us to push off of the cant so we had to do something. 

My bent loader arm was not due to any loading or unloading but was the guy on the skidsteer trying to "help out" by clearing away the bark and debris.

I am glad that I did not reject this job as I originally thought about doing.   ;D   
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