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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2013, 10:26:45 AM »
Seeing this topic makes me want to live in a lumber area.  All my milling is with the intention of crafters.  I'd love to have the ability to saw for actual home builders.  Around here, if you want 2x4's for building a house you go to the lumber yard.

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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2013, 11:38:27 AM »
I see it that if i pass on a good deal or always give more than what was asked then I'm the one getting the call the next time, in any deals, business or personal.

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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2013, 12:09:18 PM »
Nice whack of lumber but man, I'd hate to be re-stacking over 5000 bf. Why didn't the customer sticker it correctly as it came off the mill so that it wouldn't have to be handled twice?
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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2013, 12:14:34 PM »
Around here, if you want 2x4's for building a house you go to the lumber yard. 

For 2x4 studs, it doesn't cost much more to buy them from a lumber yard and you get them with slightly radiused edges and planed faces. The longer the lumber, the more economical it is to have it milled, especially if the sawyer swaps the trees for a load of gravel.   ;D

There's also the added satisfaction of not letting the trees go to waste. That's the primary reason i saw my own construction lumber.
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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2013, 03:24:11 PM »
  Why didn't the customer sticker it correctly as it came off the mill so that it wouldn't have to be handled twice? 
Many times customers do things differently than I would have done.   In this instance and every other of the many times that I have sawed for this customer, that is what he has done. 

My job is to saw the logs.   ;D
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2013, 03:49:10 PM »
A lot better stickering and stacking job can be done when all the material is sawn and crudely sorted, so the sizes can next be sorted for thickness, length and even grade. A pile stickered with all the long lengths or better grade on the bottom, with shorter and lower grade as the pile gets higher makes good sense to me.
Otherwise, the stickering off the saw gets a bit haphazard IMO. I can see the way MM saws, those 2x's are coming off the saw fast and furious so just moving sawn material away from the saw takes a good off-bearer. Stickering would require at least one more person and possibly two to keep up with that hot MM production maching.

I do take the extra time when splitting firewood to carefully make my pallet of 7 layers of green split firewood that then just requires the forks to move them to the drying yard for a two to three year wait to be burned. But it takes extra time to do that and the splitter is just idling away while I take the time to stack.
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2013, 07:58:17 PM »
Stickering would require at least one more person and possibly two to keep up with that hot MM production maching.

It was stickered, just not well enough. I don't think adding a couple more stickers per layer would have taken all that much time.

I just thought there might have been a good reason why the customer didn't sticker it properly the first time. His business I guess.
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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2013, 09:36:48 PM »
Send them to the Dave Shepard School Of Stickering  :D
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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2013, 11:50:25 PM »
... I do take the extra time when splitting firewood to carefully make my pallet of 7 layers of green split firewood that then just requires the forks to move them to the drying yard for a two to three year wait to be burned. But it takes extra time to do that and the splitter is just idling away while I take the time to stack...

Ah, but I bet you get that extra time back when you look at the entire project.
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Re: A Fair Trade?
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2013, 10:59:15 AM »
i thought fair was when each party walked away sastified with the deal :].
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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2013, 11:19:21 AM »
Welcome Wideslabber!

Pull up a stump and tell us about yourself  ;D
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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2013, 11:50:33 AM »
Lynn where can I get one of those tee shirts for my tail man?
He is a good worker and reliable as He comes on short notice.
I only saw 2 or 3 days a week and in warm weather. Pete

You can buy iron-on tee shirts transfers at Walmart for either dark or light colored shirts;  they probably won't hold up to constant washing, but for minimal wear, they work great.  I've made bunches of 'em for special family event and gifts for special occasions.  Last one I did was last Sunday for an older gentleman in our church;  he's 'consumed' with Maria Sharapova and after she lost in the Australian Open, I printed "Best Wishes, Billy;     
Love, Maria" on a google-image picture and gave it to him.  Any decent inkjet printer will print them. (Be sure to select "mirror/reverse image" when setting up the print page)
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