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Sad moment, happy moment
« on: May 05, 2021, 01:36:03 PM »
I sold my Peterson mill, of over 16 years, and it just left this morning, both sad to see it go and happy I'm now ready to prep for my next chapter. My Peterson WPF was a small frame, capable of cutting 4' logs. Now that I don't cut for others, I no longer needed a 4' cut.
I now need to move a huge pile of logs to get ready for the next chapter. I ordered a Woodland mills 130 max with 1 track extension. I want the pile sorted into 2, one for hardwood, one for softwood (and likely one for "no longer any good"). I'll carry them to an adjacent field and sort, using my excavator with a thumb. Once stacked in that field, I'll clear off the site where the Peterson and log pile was and maybe get hauled in some gravel. While that site is high and dry enough, things tend in time to settle into the ground in just a few years time. Then I wait for my Woodland Mills HM130Max to arrive. Supposedly by around Aug 31 of this year. By the time it comes I want to have plans drawn up for a saw shed, a lumber shed, a log deck and a slab rack. With my Peterson I always just had 2 runners, and then threw the slab on them, the slab rack is a newer idea.
Just waiting..... this is the first time since 2004 I haven't had a sawmill, eager to get the new one.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed, woodland Mills HM130Max (on order), maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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Re: Sad moment, happy moment
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 01:57:39 PM »
Youíll get there eventually. It beats my CHAINSAW mill for my little projects (3í long cut at most) anytime, hands down. Of course, for my little projects, just an eyeball is fine for squareness 🤔 At least my wifeís been happy with her homemade coasters 🥰 Iím just biding my time to wait for asking for a REAL mill.
Trying harder everyday.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 05:40:47 PM »
Yes, I also had to get my wife on board when I got my Peterson, she already was good with it on the Woodland Mills saw, I just told her I was selling the bigger one and buying a smaller one.
logging small time for years but just learning how,  2012 36 HP Mahindra tractor, 3point log arch, 8000# class excavator, lifts 2500# and sets logs on mill precisely where needed, woodland Mills HM130Max (on order), maple syrup a hobby that consumes my time. looking to learn blacksmithing.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 10:53:34 PM »
Yes, I also had to get my wife on board when I got my Peterson, she already was good with it on the Woodland Mills saw, I just told her I was selling the bigger one and buying a smaller one.
Just don't quit making maple syrup!  ;)
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