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50 years old got some ground with alot of trees....
« on: October 27, 2015, 07:58:38 PM »
Yes Magic I still got my DayJob.lol. IM from Kentucky. My stand consists of about mostly 30 to 36" white,and Red oak,Poplar. I have probably 200 Red cedar about 30". And several pecan cherry maple beech. Most are hard to get to but still possible to get out.THat is probably a low estimate but wanted to give you some idea of what is there. I'm wondering if I could make enough from cutting and sawing them myself that I could pay for a tractor and a band sawmill. Been kicking this idea around for about a couple years now. I've always been in construction and farming my whole life and know what hard work is, but just wonder if the market for white oak, red oak, cedar etc., is strong enough to buy the equipment. I don't want to get rich just want to do what I like to do. Maybe build me a house from some of it.

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Re: 50 years old got some ground with alot of trees....
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2015, 08:17:02 PM »
Adding your location to your profile always helps with questions.

I hope that you have and keep your day job.  A startup business without any customer base or sawing experience takes some time to develop.  Also, selling green fresh sawn lumber will also limit your market.  To dry you need a shed and a kiln.

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 08:25:37 PM »
rodbutler,I have no idea the market of your timber. But my Father and me brought a tractor from the wood we cut. Than he passed away and many years went by. I had it logged 3 times by someone else and I could of brought 3 more tractors and than some. I did not give much thought about sawing and drying lumber. Yes,many do that. If I would of done that I could of brought 6 tractors.  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 08:00:49 AM »
Welcome rodbutler!  Where are you located?
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 08:25:25 AM »
Value wise if you have the money to front it & good timber passably. Hard to say what a measurement of "alot" is. Size & shape matter as well along with if it is solid inside.

Me personally tho. I can't sale anything. I couldn't sale dollar bills for a quarter a piece.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 10:00:02 AM »
Me personally tho. I can't sake anything. II couldn't sale dollar bills for a quarter a piece.
I'll take you up on that offer!!   ;D
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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015, 10:49:56 AM »
Me personally tho. I can't sake anything. II couldn't sale dollar bills for a quarter a piece.
I'll take you up on that offer!!   ;D

I happen to have one for sale right now. Would you like to come pick it up or would you like to pay shipping? We ship USPS small flat rate shipping. 😁
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 01:10:20 PM »
Value wise if you have the money to front it & good timber passably. Hard to say what a measurement of "alot" is. Size & shape matter as well along with if it is solid inside.

Me personally tho. I can't sale anything. I couldn't sale dollar bills for a quarter a piece.

I'll take a wheelbarrow load of those dollar bills at a quarter a piece.  Just push that barrow down here to Panama City and I'll take all you have to sell.

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2015, 03:35:50 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Rod.
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