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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10360 on: August 10, 2018, 04:53:07 PM »
 

 
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« Reply #10361 on: August 10, 2018, 05:45:38 PM »
Slabbed another big walnut today. 

 

 

 
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« Reply #10362 on: August 10, 2018, 07:53:30 PM »
BS you gonna be rolling in the dough before long  :o 8)
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« Reply #10363 on: August 10, 2018, 10:13:23 PM »
I'm a happy man but if I can make money doing something I enjoy as much as milling I'll be even happier. I posted some pics to our business fb page this afternoon and sold two slabs this evening and have 4 people that say they are coming tomorrow.  We will see who shows up tommorow.  I didn't want to start selling until I had a good kiln setup and a decent inventory of dry slabs but apparently people will buy them green right off the mill. Going to be grade and slabbing more walnut tommorow.  I still have a few thousand feet to get cut before the order is due on Tuesday.  Looking forward to cutting something other than walnut. I think I'll saw up my inventory of red oak next. I can't wait to cut some of those pretty oak logs I've had sitting there.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10364 on: August 10, 2018, 11:50:43 PM »
Nice looking slabs bs, its good to see your efforts coming to fruition.....
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« Reply #10365 on: August 11, 2018, 10:44:23 AM »
Going to load this funky log in the mill and see how wide I can get the wide head to cut. Figure I'll get it on the mill and oriented the way i want my slabs then trim the side branches to clear the blade guides. Should be fun and a pain in the but at the same time.  I need to get some 4 degree bands for these wide and knotty cuts. The 46hp Yanmar really struggles pulling the turbo 7s through these wide and nasty logs.   

 

 

 
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« Reply #10366 on: August 11, 2018, 11:04:38 AM »
There is gonna be something inside of that forked tail thing.  smiley_thumbsup 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' ???
« Reply #10367 on: August 11, 2018, 03:24:59 PM »
Today's happy customer got some 1x10x16 and a 1x8x16 pine boards and a new red flag for his load.
Sold on facebook marketplace.
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« Reply #10368 on: August 11, 2018, 06:19:25 PM »
Nice job there Jim.  Are you selling green lumber or kiln dried on fb market place? 
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« Reply #10369 on: August 11, 2018, 07:09:35 PM »
Nice job there Jim.  Are you selling green lumber or kiln dried on fb market place?
BS, not sure about Jim, but I have sold a MOUNTAIN of green lumber.  You just have to sell it cheaper and let the customer know it's green. Despite that, you will build a customer base wanting your GREEN, CHEAPER lumber. Kinda where I'm stuck now. I've hit a level spot with my business selling green lumber, ready to go to the next level....but like they say, you gotta crawl before you walk.  Just always sticker the lumber...it usually works out better in the end.
BTW, that's a highly valuable slab quality walnut log you posted earlier, green or dry 8)
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« Reply #10370 on: August 11, 2018, 08:13:03 PM »
BS, I think youre gonna like the 4 blades on the wide black walnut. 
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« Reply #10371 on: August 11, 2018, 10:14:14 PM »
MM, found some interesting wood inside that log. I needed to break out the trusty Logrite cant hook to get it rolled on the mill. I'm glad I bought the big one.  I dont use it often but when I need it it's there and gets the job done.
Ld, I sold three of those slabs I cut yesterday. All three said they were going to pay someone to kiln dry.  One said he has a guy that will do the 2 3/8 walnut slabs for a buck a foot in a Dh kiln and the other two both use the same guy in a vac kiln for about $1.50 a bf. I talked to vaccutherm yesterday and we are kicking around the idea of getting one of those idry units. 
Crossroads, the 4s have been reccomend to me by a couple guys here. I love the turbos for grade sawing but my mill just doesn't have the power to push them through wide cuts well. Even with a brand new band I have to crawl through and if I even increase speed a touch the engine barks, I lose band speed and almost stall it. 
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« Reply #10372 on: August 11, 2018, 10:55:53 PM »
I say "yes you did".  8)
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« Reply #10373 on: August 12, 2018, 02:17:23 AM »
Been busting up some pine logs into firewood with the mill. Some of it's pretty knotty and a bear to split, but if you saw it into 4x4 etc then you can load those onto a sawbuck and lop them up with a chainsaw. Actually works pretty well, and is easier then wrestling 3ft dia rounds. 

But I took a break from that to open up a little black walnut "log" that had been left in the shed by the previous property owner.  Pleasantly surprised, as the log has been sitting around so long that the sapwood had darkened. 

This is how I cut stupidly small logs. Get 1/2 way though a decent log, and leave a "step", Then you can wedge the small log in place against the step and as long as you are careful, it will stay there. Here I have flipped it over to make one live edge "slab", a whole 8-10" across.  :D

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« Reply #10374 on: August 12, 2018, 02:48:18 AM »
Busting up some big ugly pine. Basically it's not much use unless you get it treated. in our climate the bugs will chew it up, even if it's protected from the weather. But as firewood it will sell. 

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« Reply #10375 on: August 12, 2018, 06:19:21 AM »
Cut 4 nice very dough fir yesterday, 3 were 18 and 1 20. We cut 2x6s out of one and 4x8 out of the rest for bed rails on the guys dump trucks. Hes got a few extra now 😉
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« Reply #10376 on: August 12, 2018, 09:35:50 AM »
Nice job there Jim.  Are you selling green lumber or kiln dried on fb market place?
Green and air dried only.
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« Reply #10377 on: August 12, 2018, 11:52:55 AM »
That's great Jim.  I'm starting to sell some green. 
Slabbed the smallest log from a dead standing maple I got for free from the walnut job I logged. Unfortunately the sapwood was a little punky.  Not sure if anyone will buy these. What do you guys think?

 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #10378 on: August 12, 2018, 01:21:01 PM »
Some people will buy anything. List is as rare for your area, if it is.

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« Reply #10379 on: August 12, 2018, 04:01:08 PM »
It will sell.
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