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Thanks Frank
« on: January 26, 2017, 06:33:03 AM »
Made a 3 hour trip yesterday to meet Frank, goes by Seaman on site. I learn a good deal with him showing some things he has learn over the years with his slabber. Well worth the trip. I hope I get my slabber soon, some delivery company has it somewhere ??? ???
Frank has a great setup with both the slabber and WM band saw.
Thanks again, Ricky
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Re: Thanks Frank
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 07:06:46 AM »
It's always good to meet another Forestry Forum Member!   8)
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Re: Thanks Frank
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2017, 07:41:28 AM »
I guess that yore camera is broke. 
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Re: Thanks Frank
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 09:25:20 AM »
   Yes, Frank is a great American. He is also devious (lucky ?) enough to figure how to get a free WM service on his mill. Seems Joe Whitley had an open house/owners day at the NC WM Office and was to show how to service and align a mill. Seems at the last minute the shop mill which was scheduled for the demo suddenly and totally unexpectedly got stuck in deep mud in the yard and was unavailable and Frank just "happened" have a newly acquired used WM mill available and he was willing to let Joe use it thereby saving the day for all of us in attendance. We got an excellent class on mill alignment, Frank got a free service and Joe still hasn't figured out how the shop mill got mired in mud where there had never been any and it had not rained in 6 weeks :D :D. I love creative individuals.

   I am sure the slabbing equipment and demo was very educational and interesting. I think we all gain when we get to go watch a counterpart or sales demo about how someone else does the same or similar operation.
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Re: Thanks Frank
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 06:58:13 PM »
Yeah, Frank is a nice guy. I met him at the Tall Trees Blue Sky event near Winston-Salem, NC a couple of years ago. I bought the same kind of metal detector he recommended. and he let me try out his slabber.
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Re: Thanks Frank
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 09:30:23 PM »
Frank is a top notch fellow!  He's a great Dad too; I recall being very impressed at how polite and respectful his son was when I met him.
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