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Re: Starting a one man mill business
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2002, 07:59:37 PM »
If you saw them try Twolf's cobolt bands they have worked well for me in old timbers with nails in them.
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2002, 06:24:01 AM »
I had a customer show up a few years ago with 20 or so chestnut beams he had spent a small fortune on.  they looked kinda punky to me, but he still wanted them sawn.  well they mostly turned to dust as I cut through them, but he paid for the work and for the time to scan them and for two blades.  He seemed real happy for the 10 good boards.  Go figure!
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Re: Starting a one man mill business
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2002, 08:55:46 AM »
There is a guy, working right up the road from me, re-sawing heart pine beams from an old tobacco barn into flooring. I'm not sure of his business arrangement with the owner, but he says the flooring is selling really well. He is using a WM Lt-40.

I'm forever grateful to this particular guy, BTW, because he was my main inspiration to get my own mill. He had agreed to saw up some pines that I had taken down.  They went to rot, waiting for him to show up.  I saw his truck at a local bar, quite a bit, during that time frame. Now he is whining because his wife has given him the boot, and he might have to sell out. Seems to me that he could better pay his bills if he would just do some work. ::)
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2002, 09:51:26 AM »
That's exactly what I plan on doing, buying timbers and re-sawing them into flooring. That way, come colder water, I don't hafta need a heater under my wetsuit. :D
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Re: Starting a one man mill business
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2002, 11:00:36 AM »
Noble,
you mentioned a Go-fast resaw,is it a good unit?Is it used often?
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2002, 02:55:38 PM »
Paul,

If a guy needs a band resaw, I'd sure reccomend it.  They are made bu UP_COUNTRY MFG. somewhere up in Wisconsigan or one of them places.

We are trying to take out the sorry timber and favor better stuff.  Not wanting to waste stuff and the WM being a slow way to produce pallet boards, it has paid for us.  We use it in connection with a scragg mill to work up junk stuff fast.  If we are cutting in an area with mature trees  of a desirable species that are ready to harvest, the scragg mill and resaw don't get much use.
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Re: Starting a one man mill business
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2002, 04:52:11 PM »
Doug
Started sawing this summer myself. 3 months into it and I`m booked for the next 4 months of weekends.Sawing for a post and beam house now,A barn next. Then A addition for a log cabin.Along with A few logs in between.
  Hope to go full time by springtime 8)

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