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General Forestry => General Board => Topic started by: Peter Drouin on September 05, 2016, 06:32:58 AM

Title: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on September 05, 2016, 06:32:58 AM
Ann and I went Sunday.
Had some people with talent.
 

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All wet sand.
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One piece of wood
 

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To do that with a chainsaw. :o
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Bruno of NH on September 05, 2016, 06:42:09 AM
Cool work :)
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Post by: timberlinetree on September 05, 2016, 07:28:37 AM
Very nice! I wish I could do that.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Magicman on September 05, 2016, 08:36:53 AM
Some very talented artists.   :)
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Post by: thecfarm on September 05, 2016, 08:16:11 PM
I don't see how they did that with a chainsaw!!! That is some mighty fine work.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: newoodguy78 on September 05, 2016, 09:22:19 PM
I was there yesterday myself,as stated there was no shortage of talent to be seen. I enjoyed chatting with the blacksmith a pretty crafty guy. They also had someone burning out the center of a log to make a canoe, something I had never seen done. Definitely time well spent taking it all in.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on September 06, 2016, 06:33:15 AM
newoodguy, Did you see the big pumpkins? New record in lbs.
 

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Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Jim_Rogers on September 06, 2016, 07:45:13 AM
Which fair was that?

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: newoodguy78 on September 06, 2016, 08:30:26 AM
I did see the pumpkins I can only imagine the effort that goes into growing one of them.

Jim this was the Hopkinton state fair. I believe it is in the town of Contocook,Nh. Really is a good fair, would recommend it to anyone.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: 21incher on September 06, 2016, 04:30:34 PM
I wish we had a state fair like that. I went to the NY State Fair last week and just about all the ag. & 4H displays have disappeared. It seemed like it has turned into nothing but food vendors, rides, games, & vendors selling junk. Plus everyone is staring at their smartphone. >:(
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: newoodguy78 on September 06, 2016, 07:49:58 PM
Peter, did you happen to notice if that was a new fair record or a state record?
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on September 06, 2016, 08:17:10 PM
Peter, did you happen to notice if that was a new fair record or a state record?



Fair I think. smiley_headscratch


Did you see the mills? newoodguy78.

 

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Hydro one

Push one :D :D
 

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And big trucks. :D :D
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: newoodguy78 on September 06, 2016, 08:26:41 PM
I'm thinking you're right. The only reason I say this is there is a guy in town here that once held the state record (it may still stand not sure). The next time I go by his house I'll check out the sign at the end of his driveway he has hanging that says what the weight was.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: newoodguy78 on September 06, 2016, 08:35:24 PM
Peter, I did check out the mills they draw me in like a moth to a flame :D. I thought they looked decently built, kinda struck me as a component machine which would probably keep parts cost down when the time came.
My 5 year old son was fairly impressed with the truck. Took me a bit to explain to him why I couldn't drive it  :).
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on September 08, 2016, 06:42:11 AM
newoodguy78, The fair season has started, Ann and I go a lot of them in Maine,NH,VT. 8) 8)

I have ? on a mill I have . I see guys with them at the Fairs I can ask And maybe get some help.
 

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Title: Re: Fair
Post by: newoodguy78 on October 04, 2016, 09:58:01 PM
Peter, did you end up getting the information you were looking for on your shingle mill? I went to the Deerfield fair on Sunday, they had a chase mill up and running while I was there. It was part of an antique tractor club. They seemed like good guys to talk to. I have the name of the club if it would help.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on October 05, 2016, 06:16:47 AM
I did , and talk to the guys running the mill at the fair. They were a big help. Gave me some ideas. 8)
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: newoodguy78 on October 05, 2016, 06:40:02 AM
Good deal and good luck with it. I enjoyed watching that one at the fair run.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on October 05, 2016, 09:07:10 PM
Sat I'm going to watch one at the Fryburg Fair. 8)
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: thecfarm on October 05, 2016, 09:16:12 PM
I suppose you are going to be talking to Mr Greene? His wife works in the old kitchen. He's a custodian at the school. He takes the week off and plays with all the old stuff.

 

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Have fun.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on October 06, 2016, 06:21:31 AM
2 Fairs to go to, It has been a big help with the new mill.
I will talk to Mr Greene. Thanks.
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: Peter Drouin on October 08, 2016, 06:07:57 AM
Off to Maine :D :D
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Post by: thecfarm on October 08, 2016, 06:10:34 AM
Hope you have a great day with 40,000 people.  ;D
Title: Re: Fair
Post by: GRANITEstateMP on October 08, 2016, 11:40:42 AM
  We did Fryeburg on Monday for Woodsman's day.  Beautiful October day in Maine!  Our little guy was super tired from spending Friday and Saturday at Deerfield fair, so we didn't get to watch many of the competitions.  Still a good time and a beautiful fair, like Deerfield and Hopkinton, lots of Ag stuff.  Some of the woodwork stuff in the buildings are pretty impressive too!  I spend a good 20-30 minutes leaning on the fence just looking at the old farm machinery.  Belt drive always impresses me!  Did they have the rock crusher going?