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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2018, 09:05:50 AM »
PAmizerman, I have often wondered about the volumes some of the guys report here too.
If I get 1500 or so of 4/4 in a long (7hr) day for me with a tail man I am doing extremely well.
I dont consider myself either inefficient or lazy.
to get the high volumes I would have to go at a dead run and have everything go perfectly.
One of these days I am going to try an efficiency study on my obviously poor sawing performance.
I must include though that when sawing Hemlock, getting around the shake takes up considerable time, and a lot of kindling and stickers are made.
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 08:25:06 PM »
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2018, 11:44:57 PM »
Nice!  I've fished Mexico beach, great fishing and scalloping.  The beach run into the little inlet is fun, too.  
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2018, 12:46:06 AM »
YH I've been fishing there for about 15 years.  Got a great guy I go with.  Always a great time.  We haven't done the scalloping thing though.  Always go out for the fishies.  Years ago when you could get a boat load at a time we would bring in 300 lbs of everything.  Now the seasons have changed all of that and its almost a boat ride and time to drink beer with the boys.  Either way. . . . . it ain't working!
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2018, 05:17:48 AM »
Where do you go?  Nice land lock by the way in the earlier photo.  
Pix above several years ago now from Mooselookmeguntic lake near Rangely Maine, we stay at the Cupsuptic Lake campground.
My May 1 2018 comment was referring to going to the Farmington River, CT, near Pleasant Valley, we stay at pretty nice little cabins in the American Legion state forest just above there. 
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2018, 05:35:49 AM »
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Just curious how many hours you put in to get 2600 ft? Did you have a helper? Do you run an edger? What dimensions of lumber?
Just curious because I have the same exact mill as you and busted my but the other day to get 1200 feet done in 8 hours
What can I do better?

Looks like you are quoting me from  my OP above May 2015.    Repeat customer, one helper, ready logs, excavator to replenish log pile, sometimes I step in with heavy waste slab but mostly saw and tend to mill. Might help with rolling on the next log.   Full size dimensional lumber, 2x6 2x4 and 1x10,  looked back at my notes, 2609 bf actual lumber count.  No edger.  Looked at my invoice 9.4 hours charged, I mark my time from arrival to departure less breaks/down time.

By coincidence, I am going there today and need to get on the road in 10 minutes.  :D

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2018, 08:32:52 AM »
With a couple of tailmen and an edger, there's really no reason you couldn't put out 3,000 bf in a day!
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2018, 09:30:48 AM »
With a steady stream of logs to the mill and a couple of tailers I usually put up just shy of 2500 feet in a day, I have not had the chance to run a full day yet with help and the edger to see how much of a difference that will make.  
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2018, 10:12:28 AM »
On our '13 LT 40 shd e25 my son Scott working alone can easily saw out 120 3x4-10' cants and some 4/4 lumber from the sides in 7 hours.  I think it works out to be about 1500 ft. using the dragback and banding and moving slabs, lumber and loading logs 4 at a time. I can tell he is doing something. 

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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2018, 05:02:30 PM »
By coincidence, I am going there today and need to get on the road in 10 minutes.  


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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2018, 11:51:19 AM »
Iím bad, I donít typically keep track of board footage since I charge by the hour. Sometimes I scale logs before I start, but typically when I get done chasing the head back and forth at the end of the day. The last thing I want to do is count boards. Iíve had customers count the boards while Iím tearing the mill down and Iíll take note of what they tell me though. 
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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2019, 04:23:36 PM »
I am not sawing anything as I had eye surgery last Wednesday, but my mill sawed out a walnut mantle for a guy.  He asked me maybe 6 months ago about doing it.... havenít heard a thing from him then he shows up at the house with a fairly nice log on a trailer.  I can get out and walk as long as I keep my head looking at the ground so I let him unload it off his trailer with my knuckle boom.  I had to coach him as he had never run one before.

Gets back to the house and Iím writing down what he wants and he needs it next week.  At first I said that ainít happening.  But then I thought I would ask my son Bobby if he would cut it for him and he said he would.  So he cut it for him Sunday afternoon and he picked it up yesterday ( Monday)

Bobby hadnít run the mill in 9 or 10 years, but it turned out alright.  I got one more day to keep my head down and then go back to my dr that did the surgery Thursday.  Starting to get a little vision in my right eye.  Banjo
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« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2019, 07:49:19 PM »
I am not sawing anything as I had eye surgery last Wednesday, but my mill sawed out a walnut mantle for a guy.  He asked me maybe 6 months ago about doing it.... havenít heard a thing from him then he shows up at the house with a fairly nice log on a trailer.  I can get out and walk as long as I keep my head looking at the ground so I let him unload it off his trailer with my knuckle boom.  I had to coach him as he had never run one before.

Gets back to the house and Iím writing down what he wants and he needs it next week.  At first I said that ainít happening.  But then I thought I would ask my son Bobby if he would cut it for him and he said he would.  So he cut it for him Sunday afternoon and he picked it up yesterday ( Monday)

Bobby hadnít run the mill in 9 or 10 years, but it turned out alright.  I got one more day to keep my head down and then go back to my dr that did the surgery Thursday.  Starting to get a little vision in my right eye.  Banjo
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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2019, 09:20:01 PM »
Sounds like macular surgery to me. I could be wrong. Anyway do what the Dr. says and get your sight back!
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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2019, 09:59:24 PM »
Banjo - if that man ran a knuckle boom under those conditions then I would consider hiring him on.  That's one heck of a job interview.  
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2019, 01:58:15 PM »
I'm not sawing a 6" thick by 18" wide by 64" long with one live edge red oak mantle.
The customer can't see to get it through his head that I don't have a log big enough to make that size piece.
And I don't have any way to move it off the mill once cut, if I did.
I told him of the weight but he doesn't seem to understand this at all.

I've given him the phone number of two other mills with wide cut capabilities but he just keeps calling me.

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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2019, 10:34:59 PM »
No big fish here, just couldn't resist taking the picture after the little bull calf was on the ground. Some parts of my job are pretty cool, some aren't,

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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2019, 10:44:11 PM »
Good looking pair there.  Hard calving? 
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« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2019, 12:28:57 AM »
Definitely a neat picture f the little man.  My ole man ran a heard 0f 30 brood cows.  Registered black angus with blood lines from Mississippi State University.  Folks came from near and far to get heifers and young bulls for breeding.
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Re: Whatcha NOT Sawin' ???
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2019, 07:14:29 AM »
PAmizerman, I have often wondered about the volumes some of the guys report here too.
If I get 1500 or so of 4/4 in a long (7hr) day for me with a tail man I am doing extremely well.
I dont consider myself either inefficient or lazy.
to get the high volumes I would have to go at a dead run and have everything go perfectly.
One of these days I am going to try an efficiency study on my obviously poor sawing performance.
I must include though that when sawing Hemlock, getting around the shake takes up considerable time, and a lot of kindling and stickers are made.
If I can do what your doing at 81, I will be very happy. If you really want to see efficient watch Linda.  
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