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Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing - Success
« on: September 18, 2013, 04:33:09 PM »
Since we have ventured far from the OP, LINK I am starting a new thread to detail our Goodwill effort to help fellow Forestry Forum member "dablack" that has suffered a tremendous personal loss and setback concerning building a home for his family.

I have personally talked with Jeff concerning this effort.

Remember guys, this is not about me.  It will take a commitment from so many of you to make this happen.  Several have made pledges here and even more have sent PM's making pledges.  Pledges on the open forum are encouraged and welcome, but do not post the amount.  Send me a PM and I will keep and post a running total.  That way we can respect everyone's privacy as well as generating interest in this project.  This project will not wait for or until we have enough pledges to fund the expenses.  I know in my heart that the need will be met.

Member dablack and I have exchanged PM's concerning scheduling, but all future correspondence about this project will be here on this new thread:

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I can make whenever work.  Nov, Dec, Jan.  Anytime.

Do we have to stack the lumber on the slab or can we stack it on the gravel driveway.  I'm assuming we just need somewhere flat.  I think the 2x6s will be short enough that the driveway will be fine but I think the 2x10s will need to go on the slab due to their length.  I just got done drawing out the rafters (2x10s) and they will need to be 18'.  Is that doable with your rig?  The 2x6s will be 10'.  The 1x material can be misc length.  There will also be a couple of beams for the carport.

I'm hoping to have the cut list to you by tomorrow along with the tree measurements.  Is there anything else you need that will help you tell me how many trees to fell?   

Let me know when you have the new thread going and I will chime in.

thanks
Austin

The above quote is Austin's PM and will serve as a springboard for fielding questions.  My immediate thoughts are to shoot for a December sawing date.  That way Austin will have time to clear the slab of debris as well as selecting trees and making logs.  After he determines his tree diameters, several of you can chime in with log estimates.

On the question about stickering the lumber on the slab, my thoughts would be that only the 18' 2X10 could be stickered there because moving lumber as you build is a killer.  (I know)

Now that we have made a commitment and have the ball rolling, I am sure that we will be hearing from many members with ideas, suggestions, and their commitments. 



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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 04:40:11 PM »
Count me in for some money. As I said it won't much,but it's the best I can do. I might need a helping hand someday. I hope not. And Magicman you are a very good friend to have.
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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 05:14:46 PM »
Count me in to make the trip assuming no unforeseen problems. It is about an eight hour drive for me. If nothing happens, I will be there for a week if needed. I will bring my WM two blade edger which will help to speedup the sawing. We can setup a production line and make a lot of sawdust. The response that I received from Forum members when I lost my mill and shop to fire drives me not to hesitate to grab the chance to go and help another member as people did me. I can somewhat understand how "dablack" must feel at this time.

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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 05:16:46 PM »
At over 1000 miles I can't realistically make it to help, but a PM was sent.  Thanks so much for providing leadership on this,
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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 05:20:45 PM »
Lynn, I believe this is an amazing offer of love and friendship.  I believe the project could not be in better hands,
and look forward to seeing progress for the family.    david
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 05:59:49 PM »
Count me in with a donation.
And I will match my amount to go to the Forestry Forum.
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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2013, 06:14:11 PM »
Our pledges are at $140 and we have just begun.   :)
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2013, 06:48:35 PM »
Count me in for some greenbacks. Wish I could be there to help in person but it's a bit far to go when my wife wouldn't be able to go with me...

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2013, 07:26:08 PM »
Lynn (Magicman)

Will be glad to help.  Hopefully my son Tyler & I can come depending on the date.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2013, 08:21:02 PM »
wwsjr,you and Magicman will have that job done in no time. That is some nice of you to make a drive like that to help out.
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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 09:54:48 PM »
We are now at $210 $260 toward covering the expenses of the project.   :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2013, 10:19:30 PM »
That enough to get you there and back, with 4-5 days in a pup tent ??    ;D
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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 10:34:59 PM »
No, not yet, but I have absolute full confidence that our expense needs will be met.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2013, 10:51:05 PM »
Good work. MM!! Check is in the mail......Can't come because of my loving wife's upcoming surgery.  Our prayers are with you.  Forum is such a neat deal...
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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2013, 12:13:33 AM »
Are you, or have you set up a fundraiser site for secure deposits?
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 06:33:18 AM »
I will donate $.
Please provide information how I may do it.

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« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2013, 08:04:48 AM »
I will make a donation...
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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2013, 08:34:58 AM »
Check is in the mail.

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Re: Goodwill Roadtrip/Sawing
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2013, 08:58:19 AM »
There is no such thing as a small donation when it comes from the heart, and this entire project is a gift from the heart. 

We are on the way toward meeting our expense needs.  Our total is now $650 and I am confidant the we will have 3-4 times that amount before we begin.

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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2013, 09:07:58 AM »
Austin,

Do you need some help getting trees cut and slab prepped for MM?  My son Tyler and I would be willing to come out to help.  Please let us know if we can help in any way.

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