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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #900 on: June 12, 2021, 12:45:32 PM »
The equivalent of $300.  Next you will want to know why.  :laugh:
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« Reply #901 on: June 12, 2021, 03:29:42 PM »
It is that time again.  Sticker time.

    When I have bucked a lot of logs and the ends are less than 8 feet, I cut them down to 4 feet to saw 4x4 cribbing.  I delivered a 4x4 pallet of 56 yesterday to my friendly welding shop.  

 The wood removed to get down to a cant, I cut at 1 & 1/8" for stickers.

Who likes cutting stickers?
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« Reply #902 on: June 12, 2021, 03:53:32 PM »
You can never have too many stickers. ;D
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #903 on: June 12, 2021, 04:11:04 PM »
What is an SGU?
The Forestry Forum Dictionary located within the "Extra" folder above is your friend.  :)
There are also many other goodies and tools that Jeff has provided for us, not only there, but also just above the "posting box".
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« Reply #904 on: June 12, 2021, 07:53:11 PM »
John and I sawed devilwood this morning.  We started with a large Pecan log and finished with a Pignut Hickory.  They sawed flat with a new 7 Kasco .050" blade.  We need to buy or make fine adjust outriggers.  I'm over the lever outriggers.  We still have some live oak we need to saw and 30 new blades should be on the way.

 

For those who are interested, this was a standing, live pecan tree this week and sawed into slabs this morning.  It already has ambrosia beetles in it-see the straws?

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« Reply #905 on: June 12, 2021, 07:57:09 PM »
Yep, those ambrosia beetles are quick on the draw.  They leave the wood very quickly after it is sawn.  I see this all the time in pine.
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« Reply #906 on: June 12, 2021, 09:10:53 PM »
They are actually your friend with Pecan and will leave those black stained holes that furniture builders mimic with black ink spots.  ;D

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« Reply #907 on: June 12, 2021, 09:26:08 PM »
They sawed flat with a new 7 Kasco .050" blade.  We need to buy or make fine adjust outriggers.  I'm over the lever outriggers.  We still have some live oak we need to saw and 30 new blades should be on the way.
Great bands and a good price.  I can saw 32" wide and stay flat in anything.
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« Reply #908 on: June 12, 2021, 11:08:01 PM »
You can never have too many stickers. ;D
  I had a customer (builder) bring them back the next day.  Another customer will bring some back June 30th, along with some old growth fence row cedar.  I can't wait to see the cedar.  Stickers, not so much. ::)
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« Reply #909 on: June 13, 2021, 08:25:00 AM »
 

 

 

I am coming to love saturdays... the day when I get to run the saw not chase my tail around a sawmill... and cut all the fun things that aren't part of the usual daily grind. Like the lonely White Carabeen that got left in the yard "too long" and got some spalt happening, along with the two-tone colouration.

Methinks some more of it might have to sit for "too long" It's going to make some pretty handy looking wall panelling.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #910 on: June 13, 2021, 11:09:22 AM »
I was at job this week, 2 days. My favourite type of job, A farmer with lots of equipment, 100 horse tractor and big skid steer. One on either side of the mill for loading and unloading. We did slabs and a lot of 4/4 QS ash. 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #911 on: June 13, 2021, 02:53:48 PM »
My customer sent me the cut list for his new home that I will start sawing framing lumber for next week.


 
16,295 bf total.  I will saw the first 5 items first as they are for the foundation and he will have those treated.  He and I will visit the sawing/building site this afternoon and hopefully I can begin sawing by Tuesday.
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« Reply #912 on: June 13, 2021, 03:17:44 PM »
Are you cutting full-size lumber now? Your numbers look like you are.
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« Reply #913 on: June 13, 2021, 04:00:48 PM »
All of the lumber that I saw is rounded up to the next full inch and scaled accordingly.  Dimension or full size are scaled and billed at the same rate.  This is plainly stated in the sawing contract that both the customer and I sign before any sawing is done.

That is the way it is and the way that it has always been.  In over 19 years I don't recall sawing but 2 jobs full size.
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« Reply #914 on: June 13, 2021, 04:46:26 PM »
That's great news MM - here's hoping that Tuesday sees you digging into that big cut list.
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Assuming is usually dangerous, so I'll ask: has your customer checked with the "powers that be" to use your WM milled framing lumber, after a time air drying? 
. . . or has he got a kiln and an licensed lumber grader booked after you've finished?
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« Reply #915 on: June 13, 2021, 04:59:00 PM »
Here is what is printed on the backside of my Sawmilling Contract of which the customer gets a signed copy and I retain a signed copy:

1.  County and City building permit requirements?
2.  Lending institution requirements?
3.  Does the blueprint specify/allow rough sawn lumber?
4.  Will your insurance cover a dwelling built with rough sawn lumber?
5.  Will your builder/carpenter build with rough sawn lumber?

 
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Understood, you're wise to cover off the liabilities involved.
Do you know if he has answers to the questions?
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« Reply #917 on: June 13, 2021, 05:25:54 PM »
This customer told me that this lumber will go to a kiln and that the foundation lumber will be treated.  Beyond that, I have no idea. 

I make sure that the customers read the 5 items but what they do beyond that I have no idea.  I have not seen any intended homes not built nor lumber fail to disappear.

There is one county within 60 miles of me where I have never sawn framing lumber.  When folks call from that county I suggest that they call their permit office.
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« Reply #918 on: June 13, 2021, 06:26:47 PM »
Thanks for that MM.
Knowing how to send a blade through a log is a big part of the job - knowing the related market facts and "reading" a client may be just as big.
As usual, you've got your finger on the pulse. 😆
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« Reply #919 on: June 13, 2021, 10:11:20 PM »
Your good salesmen to talk your customers into paying for air. 
I have been sawing for 34 + years and can't do that up here.  :D
In N.H a bf is 12"x12"x1" My 2x4x8 is 5.3 bf not 3.5. If I cut 1"1/2 x 3.1/2 times a100 that's a lot of free $$
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