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Re: Why did you buy a portable sawmill?
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012, 08:22:44 AM »
Over the years of cutting firewood, I had cut up a lot of good lumber. When I retired, I had more time for woodworking and working in my woodlot. I first bought an Alaskan, then a Woodbug. I sawed quite a lot of lumber with those chansaw mills. Did I mention that I retired, which means I'm getting older! I spent a couple of years looking at different bandsaw mills, checking out Sawmill Exchange, etc. :P   About this time a friend contracted cancer and died rather quickly. :( The last time I visited him, he said that if there was some I had always wanted to do, do it now! I basically went home and ordered a WM LT15. 8) 8) Since then, I have milled up some very nice cherry and maple that I am using in our house. I really enjoy being the first person to see the inside of a log!  :D

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Re: Why did you buy a portable sawmill?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2012, 10:32:20 AM »
For me it was 2 and 4. Rather run the mill with harder work than going to my public job. Hey Kevin when you coming over again? Ricky

 I'll get ahold of ya to see when you're there, I've been busy mounting my "job boxes" and welder on my trailer. I would love to spend some time over there, but I also don't want to were out my welcome.
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Re: Why did you buy a portable sawmill?
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2012, 02:45:10 PM »
You are welcome just give me a call. I might need your help with some steel work, I'm going to move my toeboards in some, TK has them 12 ft apart and I'm going to move them in to about 6 ft apart. Ricky
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Re: Why did you buy a portable sawmill?
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2012, 07:43:35 AM »
"Bounce"
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Re: Why did you buy a portable sawmill?
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2012, 12:01:33 PM »
Kevin,
Good to see you posting again. Before I retired I had a co-worker in the Wilton area in Granville Co who bought a sawmill after hurricane Fran. He has been very busy with it. If you like I can give you his contact info and you can assess the competition.

Bob

 Hey Bob, I guess I haven't checked this thread in awhile, I just saw your post. Thanks, I will p.m. you.

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Re: Why did you buy a portable sawmill?
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2012, 07:22:33 PM »
The title question seems like it just doesn't matter anymore after 11 years.  :) :) :)
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Re: Why did you buy a portable sawmill?
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2012, 08:16:18 PM »
The title question seems like it just doesn't matter anymore after 11 years.  :) :) :)
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 Evolution, Dennis........... ;)
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