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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1060 on: July 07, 2021, 09:36:58 PM »
Luke and are still sawing framing lumber for a new home.  Here he is stacking 14' 2X10's and I saw him carrying two at the time yesterday.  :o
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1061 on: July 08, 2021, 08:22:39 AM »
I used to could do that  :).
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1062 on: July 08, 2021, 09:59:43 AM »
I've determined that the reason I can no longer carry 16' 8x8s now,  is because I used to carry them back then. 
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« Reply #1063 on: July 08, 2021, 10:20:10 AM »
Sins of our youth..... ;)

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« Reply #1064 on: July 08, 2021, 10:47:13 AM »
"Got used too much when it was new." (Old saying). ;)
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« Reply #1065 on: July 08, 2021, 10:54:05 AM »
of course the guys that did not work that hard, never could carry that much.  i have done it in moderation, and always surprise my fellow docs who come for a sawmill visit.  It is half strength, and half technique and some would argue 100% stupid, but that is more than 100% so does not count.   :)  gotta learn to get in the middle and with things like plywood, even judge the orientation to the wind.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1066 on: July 08, 2021, 10:54:50 AM »
   Well, I tried posting this reply 2 times last night when I returned from my longest distanced sawing job to date but I was so tired and sleepy and distraught over Brandi's cruel jibes about my beloved customized cant hook that I could not think straight and sent the responses into cyber space. >:( I will try again.

 BTW to Jim - heavy duty LogRites are yellow, not blue. You need to order you a couple to confirm this.

  Burdman - my custom cant hook story has been posted several times. Buy yourself one and send it to me and the next time I cut a 1600+ bf poplar I'll fix you one. The curve in in the direction of use and makes for fast and steady hook-up.


I drove 138 miles up to Huntington to saw these "12" logs for a repeat customer who has a cabin near here. I told him I was going to send him back to remedial math classes. We sawed all but the 7 small WO logs in the front. The last thing sawed was the small but pretty walnut next to the wall.  

A front view of the trailer with most of the 1255 bf of lumber we sawed. The owners of the property are in the background. The husband is blowing the sawdust off my mill for my trip home and his wife is in the blue dress. They were very gracious hosts and super nice people. The customer is a neighbor and co-worker who lives just up the road from where the logs were located. Apparently they came from an ice storm in February.  



They were right in the back yard. Hottest day of the year and no shade and the tarps were a pain as a trip and slip hazard. Mostly oak, a little poplar, one  smiley_devil that sneaked in there. We thought it was poplar till I made the first cut and we got that distinct hickory smell. They confirmed when they tried to lift the 5X5 inch post. A combination of 20"+ LE 8/4 slabs, 2X4s, 2X8s and lots of 3/4" boards for siding and shingles.  

Some craft pieces off one fork of on a WO. Had to trim down to level the log and get small enough to cut through and through into LE slabs.

It was a very long day. I left at 4:00 am and was reminded of OTR trucker woes as I saw all the spots in the rest areas were full and they were parked on the exit and entrance ramps. Not legal and they don't want to stay there but in the wee hours of the morning when you are completely exhausted and maybe out of hours to run and there is nothing else open at the truck stops or rest areas it is all you can do.

I met the customer just before 7:00 am after a 138 mile trip and we were set up and sawing by 7:30. They fed me lunch (Not the gourmet delights MM seems to get but nice and filling), water and such. We had to stop twice due to severe thunderstorms that passed through. I finished and left just after 8:00 pm (He may bring me the remaining small logs later on his next trip to his cabin on the Greenbrier River about 12 miles from my home). I got home after a trip to BK at the Teay's Valley exit after I called home and my wife told me to feed myself as she had had a hard day(??).

Since the MM has apparently completed Luke's off-bearer training we could sure have used him. I think MM needs to send him out this way. I have a 15 y/o gd up the road (Practically an old maid in WV) and maybe we can make a beneficial merger of sorts. :D

Now I just need to clean up the mill, put way my blades and tools and get back to building sheds and toilets.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1067 on: July 08, 2021, 11:28:56 AM »
of course the guys that did not work that hard, never could carry that much.  i have done it in moderation, and always surprise my fellow docs who come for a sawmill visit.  It is half strength, and half technique and some would argue 100% stupid, but that is more than 100% so does not count.   :)  gotta learn to get in the middle and with things like plywood, even judge the orientation to the wind.
There’s definitely a lot of technique in there, leverage, using mobility/momentum etc. A lot of people just use there backs for picking stuff up. I couldn’t do that if I wanted to because my back is messed and that’s exactly how it happened(picking up heavy stuff only with lower back), now I’m forced to kneel down and use my legs, no pain but also you’re substantially stronger this way, because you’re doing a compound lift using all sorts of muscles, opposed just just lower back. 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1068 on: July 08, 2021, 02:05:59 PM »
  Well, I tried posting this reply 2 times last night when I returned from my longest distanced sawing job to date but I was so tired and sleepy and distraught over Brandi's cruel jibes about my beloved customized cant hook that I could not think straight and sent the responses into cyber space. >:( I will try again.
Yep, blame the blond!  Violin_smiley
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1069 on: July 08, 2021, 02:55:37 PM »
 Brandi,

  I heard a carload of women were traveling along a country road and spotted a blonde lady out in the middle of a plowed field rowing a boat. They stopped and the driver, another blonde, said "That's disgusting and just gives all of us blondes a bad name. I've got a good mind to swim out there a give her a piece of my mind!"
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1070 on: July 08, 2021, 09:23:45 PM »
Luke and I finished our job this afternoon, and I even remembered to take a few pictures.


 
16' 1X12's with the framing lumber in the background.


 
Mostly 16' 2X10's.  Previously sawn framing lumber in the far background on the right and also under the red roof.


 
Another view.  2X4's & 2X10's.


 
120, 14' 2X10's in the foreground.  Total yield was 6208 bf.  I could saw two different jobs tomorrow, but I made an executive decision and will be off.  ;D
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« Reply #1071 on: July 08, 2021, 09:37:09 PM »
Brandi,

  I heard a carload of women were traveling along a country road and spotted a blonde lady out in the middle of a plowed field rowing a boat. They stopped and the driver, another blonde, said "That's disgusting and just gives all of us blondes a bad name. I've got a good mind to swim out there a give her a piece of my mind!"
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« Reply #1072 on: July 08, 2021, 09:42:08 PM »
 

 

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« Reply #1073 on: July 09, 2021, 11:46:37 AM »
We finished a hot, miserable job yesterday where the logs were where they landed when the trees were cut down. The July heat kicked in at 10 AM.  No equipment on site other than a chain and cant hook.  Had to move the mill several times to accommodate logs.  A lot of unexpected extra work and gator aid, but we lived and the wallet is happy.    
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« Reply #1074 on: July 09, 2021, 04:09:40 PM »
Happy birthday!  @Bindian Best regards and maybe a hug.  Doc.
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« Reply #1075 on: July 09, 2021, 05:42:42 PM »
Happy birthday!  @Bindian Best regards and maybe a hug.  Doc.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2021 ??
« Reply #1076 on: July 09, 2021, 09:48:04 PM »
We finished a hot, miserable job yesterday where the logs were where they landed when the trees were cut down. The July heat kicked in at 10 AM.  No equipment on site other than a chain and cant hook.  Had to move the mill several times to accommodate logs.  A lot of unexpected extra work and gator aid, but we lived and the wallet is happy.    
Don't think I could do that any more. But as they say "what doesn't kill you will make you stronger". Congrats on surviving the day.
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« Reply #1077 on: July 09, 2021, 10:09:20 PM »
  I'm trying to finish my shed/composting toilet project and needed a few 1/2" X 3" battens and few more 8" boards. I've been cutting my spruce boards 7/8" thick just because it is so simple to do the math on my simple set. I went up to cut one more tree and almost immediately got caught in a fawn stampede. One ran up to within 10' of me while I was on the 4 wheeler. I cut the tree and came back to the 4 wheeler and it came back again with 20'. I had left my camera in the barn below. One feature I noticed is it had what looks like a solid white long a foot long on its neck. I called my wife to see if she wanted to take pictures of them so she came out about the time I finished limbing and bucking the tree into 4- 14' logs. The smallest diameter at the top was down to about 8" since I was cutting battens. 

    Becky finally came out and got on the 4 wheeler with me and I took her up the hill with her screaming like a banshee every time I'd roll over a rock or limb or the hill would slope 2 degrees. Her balance was never great but she has gotten worse. Sure enough at the top trail the fawn and doe popped up. They had never been 100 yards from me the whole time. Becky got a picture or two and they went back the way we had come and she decided to walk rather than ride. I found the fawn bedded down 20 yards from the stump of the tree I had cut. I saw the doe again on the access road on the way back to the house. She cut across the yard, jumped down into the creek and circled in my lot in front of the house.

   I had washed the mill, moved it back into the pasture and set it up for sawing. I had noticed the power feed hesitated in reverse the last time I used it and when I set it up so I pulled the cover to the belt and found it was a little loose so I tightened it and it seemed to work fine after that on the 4 small 7' logs I cut.


2-14' spruce logs 

2 more, one already cut in half and the top is on the mill arms. 

   I sawed about 155 bf of battens and boards and have plenty to finish my shed projects. All the framing is done, sides are on 2 just waiting for the roofs and I may finish all 3 tomorrow if weather and my body holds out. I do still need to finish the toilet seat/box. I'll cut the other 2 - 14' logs in half and should have enough to nearly complete another shed. I'll have to recalculate before sawing.


The stack on the right were previously cut the rest are from today.
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« Reply #1078 on: July 10, 2021, 06:37:02 AM »
Nice wack MM, Next time have your boy carry the lumber with the 1.1/2 face pointing to the sky. So the load is close to the body not hanging out away from him. 
It will be easier on him when carrying green lumber far away from the mill. Nice job you two did.
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« Reply #1079 on: July 10, 2021, 08:39:25 AM »
Magic, nice job centering the pith on those beams (6x6s ?)


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