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Old Greenhorn

Well you're a better man than me Bob! I an glad he go you to look at some of them, carcasses' everywhere. ffcheesy I can get him going wioth the simple mechanical stuff that he doesn't have the patients for, but you know all the correct specs, can tune, and will put things back the right way. I just get him going. I'll see if I can stop by when you are there, since you have to drive past my place anyway. ffcheesy Yes, bring the truck, and some cardboard. :wink_2:

 Yesterday morning I went down and found that 372 and even all the parts for it, still couldn't find the pin from the 394 and didn't have a 3mm pin in my shop. SO I brought that home and found that the OEM throttle plate return spring on the Walbro carb had the end snapped off so it was free spinning. SO I had to remove the carb, take it all apart to get the spring off, reshape the spring to make a new stop tang and after a few fit tests, got it right.  I cleaned everything I could get at as long as it was opened up, but there is a limit. Put it all back together, tested it and all was good. I don't think you can buy just that spring. If it breaks again, gonna need a donor carb I guess.
 Since I had to go to town for errands, I thought I would be a nice guy and drop it off at their job site which was 'sorta' on my way. I mentioned a few other issues I saw, such as the chain tensioner not working (turned out they had grabbed a wrong chain that was too long and the tensioner was at end of stroke). But it's running well for now. Mike was happy to get his baby back and Bill wished I had dropped it off an hour earlier when he blew out the tip on his working saw. But, as I explained, an hour earlier the saw was in pieces on my bench. I can't win sometimes.

 So yeah, I am sure he will have 'a few' saws for you to look at. ffcheesy He always does.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

Old Greenhorn

I was just thinking about this some more and it occurred to me that when he finally gets stairs up to the second floor where the saw shop is and collects all the saw carcasses on a set of shelves up there it will be quite a collection of spares, donor saws, and such like. I was up there last month and it's still all cleaned and just built. There was only one lonely saw sitting on a lonely bench.
 That will change.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

aigheadish

New Holland LB75b, Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Husqvarna GTH52XLS, Hammerhead 250, Honda VTX1300 for now and probably for sale (let me know if you are interested!)

Old Greenhorn

No, not really, That would have to be Bob's shed/cave by far. BTW Bob, can you look around and see if you have one of those pins for the pivot point on the presence sensing lever on the 394? I believe Bill has mis-placed it. I think it's just a 3mm (.118")  diameter pin by about 3/4" long.
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 Austin, You asked a question about green wood in my attic kiln a few weeks back. Got me to thinking. I don't have anything truly green, but I brought home a slab from the mill today and thought I would try an experiment, crude though it might be. It's a chunk of hemlock 1st cut slab about 40" long and roughly 2-3" thick. It has bark on, still pretty tight. The MC measures 21.7% in eh end grain and about 17-20% in the face grain (cut a week or so ago). It weighed 43.7 pounds. I wrote it all down and stuck the slab up there. It's been solid overcast and cool for the past 24 hours. It never broke 65 yesterday and barely hot 70 today, but it's 95° in the attic right now.
 So we'll give this a few weeks and see what happens.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

aigheadish

I'm interested in your results, Tom, but I think it may have been someone else asking about green wood, I don't remember mentioning it, though I forget many things a day, so maybe I did! 

Did you weigh it just standing it up on a scale? I'm interested in the weight of the shed doors I built for the neighbor but we only have one of those glass people scales, that I don't really want to drop a door on. 
New Holland LB75b, Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Husqvarna GTH52XLS, Hammerhead 250, Honda VTX1300 for now and probably for sale (let me know if you are interested!)

Old Greenhorn

You're right Austin, my bad, it was Howard who asked and Doc too. No matter, we will all see how this progresses, headed into some serious drying days in the next week as the temps rise. 

 I have an old Deli/butchers/hardware scale that I use with a big dial on the face. Very handy when I need it, but only goes to about 60 pounds. I just laid the slab across the top. For your door, you could stand on the scale, record your weight, then pick up the door and do the math. It should get you close.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

Spike60

Tom, I'll be at Bill's between 6 and 630. Have the pin you need. 394/395 uses the same trigger, spring, latch, and pins as a 372 BTW.

Looking forward to stopping down there this evening. I'll be pretty out of it due to ZERO sleep from yesterday's heavy drugs. Couple beers and ill be even more entertaining.  ffcheesy

I'm all caught up on saw work, so Billy can give me several saws before I start rolling my eyes.  :uhoh:  I do keep a tight lid on this. Just take care of friends and neighbors. Not like im looking for work. Don't want to deal with folks I don't know. Did that for 30 years. Anybody on the list gives my number out to someone else, gets crossed off the list.  ffwave
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Old Greenhorn

Good 'business' plan. ffcheesy
 Yeah, I'll try to come down around that time, usually when we have dinner about then. I'll bring that 394 and be done with it. I think I will be milling a bit for him this morning. He has needs. :wink_2:
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

Spike60

Wait a second. Your gonna do a hand off on the 394? What's the deal with that?  ffcheesy
Husqvarna-Jonsered
Ashokan Turf and Timber
845-657-6395

Old Greenhorn

Nope, I'll bring it down and stick the pin in it and it's done.
 Now that 372 that I fixed, Bill has it sitting there for you because he perceives some other issues with it I guess and I am not worthy.  ffcheesy It was running fine when I handed it over, but had a loose chain I could not tighten because of a bar/chain mismatch. I don't do 'operator error issues'. :wink_2:
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

Old Greenhorn

Well just to keep the record straight, I did not 'hand off' that 394 to Bob. He produced the pin in question when I walked in with it and I stuck it in and the job was done. So I'm clean. Now that 372 I fixed, did get turned over to him for other reasons. I fixed the carb spring and got it back in running shape, but that chain tightening issue turned into something else. He pulled the clutch cover and noticed that there was a huge amount of play in the drum on the shaft, it was beyond shot. The chain was the right size, drive link wise, but it has a lot of stretch in it. We didn't have a new one handy to compare it to, but it was the right size chain. With the slop in the drum of at least 1/8" and some chain stretch it was 'messed up'. Bob took that one home to put a new drum on it.
So we had a nice visit, Bob left some saws behind and brought a couple out to repair and my take away was, I'm in the wrong business. ffcheesy I haven't seen Bob in several months so it was nice to hang out and BS a bit. As we were leaving Bob posed a question to Bill wondering if he knew how many vehicles he has laying around on the property. That had never occurred to me before and I am sure I don't know, pretty sure Bill doesn't know either. ffcheesy It might be a fun project to bring a grandson or two down and try to count them all. Surely we would have conflicting numbers, but we could get pretty close, I think. But you would miss all the stock that is out on jobs here and there, which will really confuse things.
Anyway, we had a few beers and had a nice visit, a very nice evening all around.
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The last couple of days I have been having motivational issues. I just feel tired and the weather has been very cool and damp and overcast. I did not make it to the mill again today, I don't know why, probably tomorrow, I hope. I have a show on Sunday, so I pulled the trailer around and washed it to get the tree junk and pine needles off of it. An hour later, we got a downpour, but it still looks pretty clean. I did some other chores to get ready for Sunday and get my head in the game. We will se how it goes...roll the dice again. I sure would like to see some return on this trailer.

Let's see what tomorrow brings.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

Nebraska

I understand the motivation thing..... Worked too long yesterday and drove  too late last night, today it's pretty slow moving.  ffsmiley 

Old Greenhorn

Well yeah, after working like that it makes a lot of sense. That would whip anyone down. For me it just seems I get a lot of days like that for little reason. Maybe it's long covid, maybe its the beginning of CHF I am bound to get, I dunno, maybe it's mild depression. The latter being the best candidate, I think.
 Sometimes I just need to sit down, have a talk with myself, and kick my butt in gear. Such was today. I have a small order of 2x12x12 hemlock to get finished. Those suckers are heavy! But before I could do that I still had a bunch of slabs to cut up and clear away onto the OWB feeder rack. Knowing it was going to be warm today I got myself down there and got that all done, but my back is still hurting from that last session wrestling those beams. At least I got it done before noon. Came home and got ready for tomorrow.
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Interesting thing: On a lark I decided to check on the progress of that green hemlock slab I stuck up in the attic a few days ago. It was 123° up there today. When I put that slab in, I got something like 21.7% MC in the end grain and 17-20 in the face grain. Now today, I shoved my meter pins in their and it read 45%! I got about 38% in the face grain. This tells me we have a lot of moisture movement from the inside to the outside. It's only been about 3 days and I find this really interesting as well as promising. I think it indicates I have some true drying going on, not just surface attrition. A bright spot in my day for sure. Can't wait to see what happens next week when the ambient temps hit the mid 90's. I am going to have to watch this closer and see how long it takes. Fascinating stuff this. :wink_2:
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

aigheadish

Tom- Is that saying moisture is moving from the inside to the outside? I didn't realize it worked like that, if so... 
New Holland LB75b, Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Husqvarna GTH52XLS, Hammerhead 250, Honda VTX1300 for now and probably for sale (let me know if you are interested!)

Old Greenhorn

Well yeah, I am thinking that's how it works. ffsmiley Hemlock surface dries pretty quick which causes face cracks and this slab has a bunch of little ones. It also explains why I had pretty low numbers when I first put it up. My probes only go 1/2" deep. When I checked it the other day, it was late in the day at full heat. I checked again this morning when it was only 90 up there and the numbers were again lower. I believe it gets warm up, the water expands and moves to the drier wood, and then cooks out of it. At least I hope that is what is happening, that's why I weighed it, that will tell me how much water weight it lost when I think it's done. This is my simple way of understanding the process and learning my way through. Many of the drying threads I read here are above my head and I am still too ignorant to ask good questions. I continue to learn as I go, slowly. I pulled down a 2" RO slab from there this morning, I can't get any MC on it anywhere with my meter. It's been up there since the fall after 3 years of air drying.
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 I had another show yesterday, same place as last month. The crowd was more engaged, I picked up some possible future call backs for special orders and talked with a lot more folks than last month. But the location continues to perplex me. It is a super location, right on the state road and all the weekend renters, second home owners and B&B tourists have to drive past there to get to the interstate and home. More stopped this month than last and I certainly had a lot more 'near sales'.
 I sold 2 device stands and one rustic bench just 6 minutes before closing. Management allowed any vendors that wanted, to stay open an extra hour (until 4pm) and I ran until; about 3:30 when the small amount of traffic finally thinned out to almost nothing. Then I slowly started packing in a more specific pattern. I've finally realized there is no reason for me to try and rush to get out. It was hot (mid 80's) and full sun.  Turns out, taking my time and packing in a logical order is just as fast, maybe faster than rushing and having to re-do parts of it. 
 I was still pretty wet when I was done, but not as out of breath as before. I even got things packed tighter with a little more room to spare. I am beginning  to get a handle on this thing. :wink_2: OTOH, I sat there during the day assessing what I have on the booth and have come to the conclusion that I have too much stuff for a 10x20 booth. The conundrum is what to leave out (or in the trailer)? I can't predict who will be walking through on a given day. I'll keep thinking on that part for a while.
 The next issue is which shows and do I continue with this one. I can't do July, not available. Everyone is telling me that July and August are the best months for this one. I could do August IF I blow off going to Boonville and I am thinking about it. I believe I will wait until the July show and call the folks that have a spot next to me and see how that one went, if traffic and sales are up, I may doe August. Otherwise I will have no shows for all of July and August. In September I have two of my better shows and this monthly one lands in the middle of those two, so I could do 3 shows, 3 weeks in a row. The only thing I know is that I don't have to make anything for a while. I might make another low end rustic bench to replace the one I sold, but I already have a twin to it in the trailer.
 But I have a bunch of thinking to do on these upcoming shows.
 I got home around 5:30 last night and was pretty tired, but I don't know why, today I finished off my notes from the show and am just piddling along. Gonna be a hot one this week and I have orders at the mill, I did finish one off on Saturday, then a new one came is for a boat load of long 1x10 pine, up to 20'+.
 Tomorrow is another day.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

aigheadish

Maybe as simple as a book with pictures "These are in stock, if you'd like to see them?"

My wife used to do a lot of shows selling her bags and her analytical mind was quite good at seeing and understanding trends. She's got some formula (not really, but kind of) that taught her how much stuff should be sitting out and it wasn't always best to have it all out. I don't remember exactly how it worked but basically too little product on display people walk right past, too much on display and people get overwhelmed. I think she had a similar formula for pricing or average pricing too. 
New Holland LB75b, Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Husqvarna GTH52XLS, Hammerhead 250, Honda VTX1300 for now and probably for sale (let me know if you are interested!)

Old Greenhorn

Austin, I have considered this a few times (the book), but it's hard enough to get folks to look at stuff right in front of them on the table, getting them to thumb through a book is a very long shot. Also, photos don't give a good idea of the shape, feel, and details. I notice more than a few folks that came through my booth and HAD to run their hands over the wood and feel it. One lady walked around and felt almost everything in the booth. It was a little weird, but also very interesting. Obviously, she was thinking, but apparently not hard enough. ffcheesy Still, this isn't settled in my head and I continue to ponder it.
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Speaking of pondering, I have said this many times. I get comments and suggestions here on the forum that, at the moment, don't seem to be a good fit and I file them away for later, or more thought.
 A few days ago I mentioned the heat issues in my show trailer over on the weather thread and @Ljohnsaw suggested putting up a shade cloth over it. I didn't blow him off, but I did explain that the trailer is not in a real good location for that and it's problematic. But, his suggestion stuck in my head and I added a remote temp probe in the trailer so I can monitor it. It hit 99° today and yesterday. I also noted it is pretty good up until about 2pm, then it jumps up. Obviously this is because of the sun position at that time. Next I started looking at what it would take to shade the sun around that period of the day until it drops below the tree line. I can manage something here.
 John is right, and I should do this. It's been hotter than a well used pistol and I am not hardly doing anything right now, but I figured a way to string a ridge rope from a tree over to my shed and when it cooled a bit this afternoon I got the rope up on the tree, tomorrow, before the sun gets in the wrong lpace, I will sink a lag hook into the peak of my shed roof and get the rope hung then start messing with some geotec road cloth I am going to use for shade cloth (the rain will run through that). Hopefully this will cut the temps, but if nothing else I will learn something. It won't be pretty, but it will be a good test. Hopefully I can get it done before the heat of the day sets in. It's supposed to be in the mid 90's tomorrow, so if I get this put up, we should know prety quickly if it worked.
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 Speaking of solar heating, I am having a lot of fun watching the attic kiln work. The way I am understanding this, the heat kicks in (peaks) around 2pm in earnest after building for a few hours and it holds until after the sun is down. At 9pm last night, it was still over 90° up there. When the wood gets to it's hottest point in the day, it sweats out moisture, pushing it out the end grain and faces. when it cools overnight and early morning, it relaxes and 'normalizes' allowing the MMC to settle out a bit, then it repeats the cycle. So as I have been checking the test piece every couple of days I notice that the MC is lower in the morning and higher at the peak of the heat cycle as the moisture is pushing out of the surfaces. Each time I check the MC at the peak of the heat day, it is a little bit lower. Started out at 48%, then 35%, now down to 31%. I find this fascinating to watch and am wondering when it will be 'done'. This is about a 2" slab with bark on. I fully expect that bark to fall off when I remove it from the process.
 I think this is similar to a solar kiln process. I will never be able to sterilize any wood, but with these 130° temps rolling up every day and the 30% humidity up there I would say I am discouraging any bugs as well as I can.
 At any rate, I believe this is a very viable process and I need to put more effort into opening up another entry point at the far end of my attic and getting more wood up there on a regular basis and rotation. I don't understand all the details that are discussed on the drying board with regard to schedules, etc, It's still over my head, but this is neat, simple, and appears to work. So I continue to have some fun with it. I put two 5' pieces of 3/8x12x5' EWP up there today and they measured 18% (cold) but they are wet. Lets see how they go. My prediction is a month of less until I can't get a moisture reading.
 Fun stuff.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

Ljohnsaw

Speaking of drying...

A couple years ago I cut some 1x cedar for my brother's sauna build up in Ashland, Oregon. IIRC, I stickered it at home for a day or two then planned it down to about 3/4". Stickered it and he came down to my place. We headed up the hill to work on my cabin for several days. When we came back down, the wood was dry and we T&Gd it. Sacramento is dry!
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038
Ford 545D FEL
Genie S45
Davis Little Monster backhoe
Case 16+4 Trencher
Home Built 42" capacity/36" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

WV Sawmiller

Quote from: Old Greenhorn on June 19, 2024, 09:57:57 PMOne lady walked around and felt almost everything in the booth. It was a little weird, but also very interesting. Obviously, she was thinking, but apparently not hard enough. ffcheesy Still, this isn't settled in my head and I continue to ponder it.
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 Fun stuff.
Tom,

   Does your wife know these kind of kinky things are going on at these distant shows? ffcheesy ffcheesy
Howard Green
WM LT35HDG25(2015) , 2011 4WD F150 Ford Lariat PU, Kawasaki 650 ATV, Stihl 440 Chainsaw, homemade logging arch (w/custom built rear log dolly), JD 750 w/4' wide Bushhog brand FEL

Dad always said "You can shear a sheep a bunch of times but you can only skin him once

Ljohnsaw

Tom, Do you frequent CL? I've picked up a few and passed on more free "garage in a box" carports. Usually just the pipes for free as the covers are wasted.
John Sawicky

Just North-East of Sacramento...

SkyTrak 9038
Ford 545D FEL
Genie S45
Davis Little Monster backhoe
Case 16+4 Trencher
Home Built 42" capacity/36" cut Bandmill up to 54' long - using it all to build a timber frame cabin.

Old Greenhorn

Well, today was interesting for sure. ffcheesy
First, following up on John's directive I got up a sheet of Geotech fabric over the trailer as a sun shield. I finished it just as the sun was beginning to come around the back of the shop and beat me to death.
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I know it looks like I missed the mark, but it's a shade, not a rain fly. The sun is coming in from the left (south) in the photo. I got it as best I could and late in the afternoon, I don't see a way to shift it to improve it any. Making it bigger might have worked, but it's what I got. I thought it was working because 20 minutes after I finished, the temp had dropped 2°. I went out for a few hours and when I came back, the temp was 99° in there, not good. But then I realized the ambient temp was 94, so 6 degrees above ambient is not all that bad. By comparison, the temp in my attic kiln at the same point was 138°. I'll call that an improvement. Thanks John! I will be looking into the CL and marketplace sales for a shelter, but my requirements are tight. First, it needs to have a tall opening and second, it needs to be cheap, but not trashed. I don't have a lot of room to pitch a shelter and would have to rethink the location a bit. If I could salvage my swamp ground, I'd have lots of room which would change the whole game here for a lot of things, but that's a big deal, full season project with some investment and lots of hours. Anyway, for now, things seem better than they would have been without it. almost 6pm here now and the shop is at 86° which is the highest I can recall in a couple of years with the doors closed up.
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So with this horrible heat, this old man ain't doing much, but I still want to make use of my time in a productive way. During my show on Sunday, one person came in and saw my beer carriers and suggested I should stop at a local shop on the state road, they would probably love to have them in their store, all local goods they sell. Mostly craft beer and food products like cheese. So today I made the 25 minute drive out there and walked in with one of my 6 pack carriers in my hand. The woman (owner) in the store looked at it, smiled and asked me if my name was 'Ralph", nope, I'm Tom. Well apparently Ralph is the guy that had seen those carriers in my booth, took a photo and had just texted it to her an hour before I walked in. She was 'sold' before I walked through the door. We never talked about price or anything like that, it was all about what they needed and how they would sell it. This looks to be a regular production item(s) once we figure it out and do the test sales. They also want some custom crates made for their "weekender' specialty boxes rather than cardboard and they will have to figure out their business plan on those to get them back, or sell them.
 For today, I left with an order for 12 units consisting of 4) 4-pack narrow can carriers, 4) 8 pack narrow can carriers, and 4) special crates for their weekend baskets. This will give them enough to mess around with and see what the response is. Likely, I will make a lot more parts to keep here and build as they re-order. I expect the first ones to go faster than they do. All of these things will be direct sales to them, not consignment. :wink_2:
 In addition to that, they would like to see some of my benches and put them in their store on consignment. They have space to fill, and I would like to fill it, especially between October and May. ffcheesy They do 70/30 on their consignments and I can live with that. Most around here take 40% or more.
 They also have an interest in my(our) firewood carriers slings, since they sell designer firewood. Guess we have to make some more of those too and figure out a display system.

 So this looks like a great opportunity for a new little venture and it all stemmed from an off-hand comment from a browser at a show that I barely made any money on. Let that be a lesson to me! ffcheesy

 Of course, I have no wood on hand to make this stuff yet, so it will take a while to get their samples done, but I don't want to delay too long. It all appears like prefect timing. 

 Tomorrow I have my monthly chiro tuneup, then I will have to figure out what to do next. I really don't want to get soaking wet with sweat again.
 In 
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

aigheadish

It's working! Sounds like great potential Tom!
New Holland LB75b, Husqvarna 455 Rancher, Husqvarna GTH52XLS, Hammerhead 250, Honda VTX1300 for now and probably for sale (let me know if you are interested!)

Nebraska

70/30 and a shop open to the public sounds like a good deal to me. Hope you guys cool off soon. 

Old Greenhorn

Yeah, we will see how this goes and work into it over time. They mentioned that they would like to bring in a bunch of handmade local stuff before the holiday season in the fall and since I don't have winter shows, it would be a good place to 'store' some items that might sell.
 I am also thinking on asking to do a 'pop up shop' out in front of their store on a weekend. It would be a draw to get folks to check out their store and I might make something. Win-win.
 Baby steps, first I gotta get them their stuff to get that rolling.
 Gonna be one more hot one here today, maybe rain this afternoon.
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

Old Greenhorn

We had 3/4" of rain Friday afternoon, and the same overnight last night which made sleeping a tad easier. I didn't think there was a heat advisory today and it was overcast, I headed to the mill to get started on some really long 1x10's, up to 20'9". Not my favorite kind of work, but I gotta start if I wan to finish. Just a couple of hours fighting with it and the heavy long slabs. It was long enough for me to be out of breath and soaked through with sweat, through and through. Most of the effort was wasted on a poor log with a rot pocket ruining a good part of the boards, but it's a start. I got the 20'+ log up and ready, then quit. I was out of sweat and water. The truck thermometer said 94° and when I got home I saw the heat advisory.

 Yesterday I found enough wood to make up some samples for this new client, so I ran them out there so they would have them for their meeting on Tuesday. Just a 4 pack carrier and a crate. I wanted to see if I had the height of the carrier figure out right, seems I did, they like 'em.  Let's see what they order.

 I'm taking the rest of the day off...after I run errands, and put some crate wood up in the kiln. ffcheesy
Tom Lindtveit, Woodsman Forest Products
Oscar 328 Band Mill, Husky 350, 450, 562, & 372 (Clone), Mule 3010, and too many hand tools. :) Retired and trying to make a living to stay that way. NYLT Certified.
OK, maybe I'm the woodcutter now.
I work with wood, There is a rumor I might be a woodworker.

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