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Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« on: December 31, 2022, 07:51:28 PM »
 

 I started the original Whatcha Sawin' ?? topic with this picture back in 2014.  Wow, how many of our logs have become lumber and sawdust in the past 8 years??

My next sawing year will begin with 10 now 11 now 12 jobs on the schedule book.  Probably the first being another whole house framing lumber job sawing 2X6's.  I have a very nice ERC job that I have looked at and a cabin to saw out which will be framing lumber and siding.  I have communicated with the "sand box" customer and will probably be there in February or March.  :-X  I know, but this is a repeat customer.

The 2022 topic is now locked so the question is:  Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2022, 08:54:39 PM »
 

 

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2022, 10:27:33 PM »
Slabs and cookies.  Pin oak yard tree.






Sorta reminds me of zebra wood.



I have 32" between the guides but the log stops steal 3".  Not a problem when slabbing logs but it is when sawing cookies sometimes.  To regain that 3" I clamp a couple pieces of steel in place to act as a log stop.






These cookies are right at 31" in diameter.  I sawed 30 similar size cookies for this customer a little over a year ago.  They sold all after making them into tables....I won't tell ya the price they get.

This job was for a repeat customer.  The business is a full time gig for them.  I'm proud to be supplier of choice.


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2022, 11:32:43 PM »
 I had to saw some 20' pine. This stuff kicks my butt, because it disrupts the flow of how I do things on the mill. Everything is laid out around my board drag back, but on 20' logs the head can't go past the end of the log far enough for the drag back to drop off the end and hook the board. Not to mention everything is long, awkward, and heavy. 

 











 The sawn finish on this frozen Red Pine is pretty incredible. Running some Kasco 1.5x.050 blades that are the same profile as WM Turbo 7's. Like the Turbo 7, they also leave a lot of frozen sawdust packed on the cant though. I ordered a couple of WM Vortex blades to try.




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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2023, 03:54:20 AM »
rusticretreater,
A quack and a whack are the same difference.  Just depends if you have webbed feet or not.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2023, 03:59:57 AM »
olcowhand,
We didn't haggle long.  It was actually a total of $$$.  I said 300 and he said 500.  Then I said 400, then he said 450.  I gave him $448.25, as that was all the cash I had on hand.  I broke it down into a price per log, as all I had to compare the price to was McCoys lumber online price for 8 foot 7-8 inch top posts.  I did real well it seems.
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2023, 04:07:39 AM »
Magicman,
Thanks!  I was going nuts thinking of ways to contact someone to get Jeff's attention for me.  I sent PMs out on TBN and got back on briefly enough to PM Jeff here.  I have no idea how I did that.  I remembered your Knothole webpage and found it, planning on calling you the day I connected with Jeff.

Since you got to post your ERC logs again................here is my quack, eh I mean Whack of ERC again................

 
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2023, 06:59:34 AM »
rusticretreater,
A quack and a whack are the same difference.  Just depends if you have webbed feet or not.
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2023, 07:06:17 AM »
 barbender, I have to give you credit for sawing lumber out in the cold and snow. That does not look like fun to me.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2023, 07:58:14 AM »
Since you got to post your ERC logs again................here is my quack, eh I mean Whack of ERC again........
 Yours are prettier than mine but then again, so are you.  :)
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2023, 08:15:30 AM »
Barbender, your pictures look like they could be sold as Wood-Mizer post cards.  

I hope that all of you enjoy good health and prosperity this year.


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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2023, 08:41:30 AM »
Brandi, glad you clawed your way back to the forum. I would say that quack of logs was a huge score. I don't see much rot and a lot of heartwood. Should make beautiful lumber! As for the money side, you should make that back in just a couple of those logs, easy.
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2023, 09:18:48 AM »
Happy New Year all!  I think in 2023 I'm gonna saw more boards than live edge.  I'm getting tired of moving huge live edge slabs around.  I will still saw some when I get a log that looks good for it.  I do get requests for live edge tables, so maybe the ones I saw I will keep for myself and store them in my wifes office building after they are dried.  I'm looking forward to sharpening all of my own blades this year.  
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2023, 11:16:12 AM »
Happy 2023 to all y'all too! ;D
And thank you Mr. Magic Man for keeping the thread going! smiley_thumbsup

I'm thinking the same, cutting more 1" boards and fewer natural edge slabs. Some of the wider sugar maple slabs I cut and dried for a year, took a slight twist from end to end. Lost a sale because of it, and as said they get heavy when you have to dig through the whole stack to find one size.
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2023, 11:20:05 AM »
Slabs and cookies.  Pin oak yard tree.

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Sorta reminds me of zebra wood.

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I have 32" between the guides but the log stops steal 3".  Not a problem when slabbing logs but it is when sawing cookies sometimes.  To regain that 3" I clamp a couple pieces of steel in place to act as a log stop.

(Image hidden from quote, click to view.)


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These cookies are right at 31" in diameter.  I sawed 30 similar size cookies for this customer a little over a year ago.  They sold all after making them into tables....I won't tell ya the price they get.

This job was for a repeat customer.  The business is a full time gig for them.  I'm proud to be supplier of choice.
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2023, 11:59:25 AM »

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These cookies are right at 31" in diameter.  I sawed 30 similar size cookies for this customer a little over a year ago.  They sold all after making them into tables....I won't tell ya the price they get.

This job was for a repeat customer.  The business is a full time gig for them.  I'm proud to be supplier of choice.
If those were oreo sides it would take an awful lot of middle.
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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2023, 07:43:27 PM »
Uncle brought over white pine, Said he wanted as many 3" thick pieces as I could get. Ended up with this pile. It was about 50 degrees out and muddy.



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Re: Whatcha Sawin' 2023 ??
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2023, 08:25:21 PM »
 

 Planed some white poplar this afternoon for the new house. Its such an under rated species around here. 

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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2023, 07:00:22 AM »
white poplar? Is that aspen, what many people call popple?
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2023, 08:50:43 AM »
No photos, but I milled some red oak and then a few white oaks on Friday (December 30) for trailer decking.  Turbo 7 (fresh from Resharp) for the first log (red oak) did a great job.  One pass on the next log (white oak) looked like waves on the ocean.  I put a brand new 4 on and smooth sailing for the rest of the job.  Glad I brought the 4 box with me. Happy New Year to all!!!
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