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Author Topic: Why I donít saw for shares.  (Read 1825 times)

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Re: Why I donít saw for shares.
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2021, 03:26:25 PM »
I quit sawing on shares since Iíve cleaned up the accumulated lumber around here.  Having gotten away from lumber sales over a year ago has reduced my frustration with people in general.  I can honestly tell people I operate a portable sawmill not a lumber yard. 

I have no problem acquiring any variety of native species logs here.  Even walnut isnít too tough to come by.  We also have 300 acres of family farm land with a mix of hardwoods and pine.  Just keeping up with the logs generated from farm activity keeps me in enough logs and lumber for my projects.
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Re: Why I donít saw for shares.
« Reply #21 on: September 08, 2021, 09:35:36 AM »
Had a guy bring in a bunch of walnut he wanted sawn into live edge slabs and split on shares. I said sure.

So I sawed all the slabs, set them upright on the mill and ripped them right down the middle so we each got half of each slab. I still don't understand why he was so upset when he came to pick them up? ???

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Re: Why I donít saw for shares.
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2021, 02:10:49 PM »
My first experience with sawing was very costly for me. A friends family sold the farm and she asked if I wanted the cedar trees lining the driveway as the logger did not. I cut them, loaded them, hauled them, and stored them for a bit. A carpenter buddy of mine had a friend whose next door neighbor had a csm. I delivered them and he sawed them and then everyone involved (4 of us) had a really fun night picking and arguing over the wood. We are all still friends to this day ( this happened over 20 years ago) and I actually still have a slab or two of that wood in my shop. Unfortunately, I got the sawdust fever and two mills later, the rest is history. We all have to pay our bills but sometimes its just fun to have fun!!
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