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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2021, 07:48:09 PM »
Lynn i m 71 and go almost as hard as you do but i m slowing down and picking my jobs . My wife said  while back to sell my lt70 sell my self loader ,sell my skid steer, sell my tree service equipment , 75 ft forestry bucket and f350 and 20 ft dump and just stop. I will some day but not yet. i am glad you made your decision ,if i make your age i will be right with you.

I still saw but the tree service keeps me thinkin

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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2021, 09:34:49 PM »
May God continue to bless you and your family immensely in your next phase of life!!  By all means please continue to share your wisdom and knowledge with us on the FF.
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2021, 09:58:32 PM »
smiley_thumbsup!  gonna be great Lynn!

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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2021, 10:39:41 PM »
Lynn,

   I understand and hope and trust this decision works out well for you and your family. I knew you had posted in the past that you had hoped your son and, I gather, grandsons might take over and continue the business and I still have my fingers crossed this happens if it is best for you and them.

   Maybe the next step is to open/expand into "Knothole Lumber Consulting and Training" and you and Miz Pat can ramble the USA (World?) training new sawyers and teaching experienced sawyers how to improve their sawing.

   The guys in Liberia are also looking for missionaries to come help train their team members on how to best use and maintain their WM equipment. Good luck on this decision and keep us well posted.
Lynn,
    I know this comes bittersweet.  I like it that I can work and stop when I want to, or go visit my daughter and Grand daughter.  So keep going in your slow down.  Maybe you can open up Knothole Tailgunners Training School!
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2021, 10:50:48 PM »
Good on you, Lynn, I have had the pleasure of reading your sage advice and marveled in your wisdom. As Clint Eastwood would say, "A man has to know his limitations." Best of everything in this new phase of your life. Do not become a couch potato, I really don't think there are any worries there. Enjoy life a little more I don't know of anyone who while lying on their deathbed said, "Gee, I wished I had worked a little harder. 8)
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2021, 10:58:22 PM »
Mr Lynn,
I understand your decision fully.
Thank you for all your help to all us budding sawyers.
I hope to at least do half of what you have done at your age.
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2021, 11:30:24 PM »
Nothing to be down about- more time for family and enjoying life. If anyone has "been there and done that" with a Woodmizer, it's Lynn. I'm happy for you!
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2021, 11:49:43 PM »
You're a Rock Star Magicman. You earned some time off! You just need to test those 1 1/2"ers yet though :D
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« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2021, 01:51:18 PM »
Congratulations and thank you for all of the useful information that you have provided for us youngsters!
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2021, 04:11:32 PM »
Congratulations on the decision.  Now you will have more time to spend on the Forum to help us.  8) 8)
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2021, 06:43:35 PM »
Congratulations on your slowdown Lynn!    8)
You've got me by a few years, but two years ago I made the same decision, to cut back and slow down!

I Had a guy about 6 miles away that at that time I just couldn't get to, so after a lot of talking and asking questions, he decided to buy a new LT35HDG25 and enjoys it!

He still asks a lot of questions, but I love answering sawmill and milling questions when I can!

I've referred MANY of my sawjobs over to him!

Now I have spare time and even sharpen his blades.

I may sell my mill in the next few years, but I do think I'll keep my sharpening setup!

A guys gotta have something to do!

I just finished a 6,000+bf sawjob yesterday, and have another 3,500bf job about 3/4 mile from home, and he's not in a big hurry!  ;D

Enjoy life my friend!
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2021, 10:29:14 AM »
Thank You everyone for your kind words and I ain't leaving.  I just refused a $55K business sellout which would have been for both my sawmill and my website.  Then another inquiry this morning.  ::)

I'll just keep on keeping on and that 106 mile guy with the burned skid steer called and that finish-up job is scheduled to begin Aug 2nd.  It doesn't end...... ::)
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2021, 03:20:44 PM »
If I were blessed enough to be in your situation, I think I would enjoy hooking up the camper and becoming a "Traveling Sawyer Consultant". May be good money in it, too.
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2021, 04:01:42 PM »
   Or at least a few more good home cooked meals. :D
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2021, 07:49:44 PM »
First of all, Happy birthday 👍
Smell the Rose's a little, then saw a little. Sounds like a good plan.
Maybe woodmizer needs to find and hire a fine southern gentleman, give him a nice RV and a mill to tow around the country to events and represent them at shows.
I don't think they could find a better representative than you, Mr. Beenthere Donethat (aka)
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2021, 03:16:38 PM »
When Knothole Consulting comes to the Northeast sign me up...I could use some consultation.
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2021, 04:25:34 PM »
If you come to Charlotte, NC I’m up for a consultancy. Congrats on slowing down, life’s too short to not enjoy your time. 

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« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2021, 05:24:26 PM »
Thank You everyone for your kind words and I ain't leaving.  I just refused a $55K business sellout which would have been for both my sawmill and my website.  Then another inquiry this morning.  ::)
I have a standing answer when people offer to partner or buy me out.  I say:
“Sure, $5 million and its all yours, even the house and property.”   :D :D

Nobody’s taken me up on it yet, but if they do, we’re gonna have a party at the nearest Applebee’s.  
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2021, 05:51:36 PM »
   I can see it in the news already when the sale is complete - War Eagle Hardwoods in New Market Ala is now open for business.
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Re: Not Quitting but Slowing Down
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2021, 06:05:15 PM »
  I can see it in the news already when the sale is complete - War Eagle Hardwoods in New Market Ala is now open for business.
Then I might even drive the 120 miles and buy something!! :D
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