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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #120 on: June 17, 2019, 08:24:07 PM »
  A few more minutes and he'd have ended up with a (tomato) stake through the heart. :D He'd probably have checked it to make sure it was straight and no knots. >:(
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« Reply #121 on: June 19, 2019, 09:55:37 AM »
GEEZ! My own kids!
 So my 3rd job is for my Daughter and SIL, they want to build a flight of stairs off the back of their deck. I offered to make their lumber as they wanted it, told them "just give me a cut list of what you NEED" and I'll find you some nice hardwood.
 SO this morning my daughter texts me the list and one of the items is "Treads: 5 pcs 1x6x8' " so I text her back and ask if she does think 1" is a bit thin for an 8' long tread, perhaps I should cut them 1 1/2" ? She says, "oh no, they are actually going to be 4' long, we just figured 8 footers would be easier, we will cut them in half". ARRRGGGHHH! ;D :D
 So I explained how things work and now we are good. I am always looking for a way to use those 5' logs that find their way in.
 I suppose if I had the mill when they were growing up they would already know this so I don't count it as a failure on my part or theirs, but still.
 GEEZ, my own kids. :-[
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« Reply #122 on: June 19, 2019, 10:02:43 AM »
OG,

   Yeah, we all have those tales. I cut a special order of 3/4" X 6" X 16' poplar for a guy 85 miles away. When I asked him how he was going to transport it he said in his pick up. It had a 6-1/2' bed but when he opened the tailgate it made it 8'.  After I pointed out the problem hauling a 16'-6" load he decided to rent a 12' trailer from U-haul. I've read of the folks here who cut the customers 20' order only to have them saw it in half to fit on their 4X8 trailer. Or the guy wanting pine or poplar for a horse fence or posts in the ground. Keeps life interesting.
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« Reply #123 on: June 19, 2019, 11:00:40 AM »
Yes, I know. I have read SO many of those stories here which is why I just shook my head, put on my calm 'Dad Voice' and explained to her that she provides the cut list and as the sawyer I will decide how to best supply that. I might be more sensitive because I have spent a good part of the last 45 years having engineers try to tell me how to make the parts they design. I usually hand them my mic, get them in front of the machine, and say "here, show me". ;D
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« Reply #124 on: June 19, 2019, 05:50:01 PM »
Jon has a car body shop he asked if I had some slabs for a table in the brake room



 



 

Now I  should sell him pine toung and grove to do the wall with
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« Reply #125 on: June 19, 2019, 08:59:14 PM »
Yes!
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« Reply #126 on: June 20, 2019, 08:32:09 AM »
Nice!

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« Reply #127 on: June 20, 2019, 08:33:24 AM »
That look sweet. definitely need an accent on the wall like a nice hickory vertical slat wainscot.

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« Reply #128 on: June 29, 2019, 11:03:56 AM »
Today's first happy customer came over after he called and asked if I was open today, and got some 1x6 pine boards to use on his fence repair project.
He told me that he used to get lumber from the mill in the next town over but they never answer their phone or return any phone calls. I guess that they have lots of other things to do.
He was happy with what he got.



 

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« Reply #129 on: July 02, 2019, 04:25:53 PM »
Today's customer wasn't too happy. He called me, and asked if it was jrsawmill. I said yes.
He said he got my number from WM pro sawyer network.
I said ok.
He asked if I had a portable mill.
I said yes, but my truck is broke down and I don't have any way to haul the mill out to job sites.
I asked him where was he located?
He says Ventura.
I told him I was in MA, not CA.
Oh, he says, must be another jrsawmill out here.

I guess so.

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« Reply #130 on: July 02, 2019, 04:30:42 PM »
   I've started doing what I think the MagicMan does in cases like that and tell them "I will be glad to come saw it but the mileage is going to eat you up."
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« Reply #131 on: July 02, 2019, 05:14:38 PM »
He did ask me if I was planning a vacation to the west coast.

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« Reply #132 on: July 02, 2019, 08:42:35 PM »
"Have Mill, Will Travel".
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« Reply #133 on: July 02, 2019, 10:03:47 PM »
I've started doing what I think the MagicMan does in cases like that
I have no limit.  move_it
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« Reply #134 on: July 03, 2019, 06:29:53 AM »
     For some reason I get calls from the Dallas, Tx area all the time.  I tell them I'll come do the job, but they'll be unhappy with my mileage charges.
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« Reply #135 on: July 07, 2019, 10:55:18 AM »
Today's happy customer was the same happy customer who came by yesterday.
Yesterday, he and his neighbor picked up a 7x7x12' post and several hundred bdft of siding lumber.
Today, he picked up the balance of his siding lumber:


 
His truck bed is short and he doesn't like to haul 16' lumber/timbers in it. The neighbor's truck bed is 8' and they use his bed extension bracket thing on both trucks.
Only a few more timbers to do and this job will be done.
He's raising the timber frame (or part of it) on the 20th of this month.
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« Reply #136 on: July 07, 2019, 02:51:30 PM »
I like that hitch extender. I've not seen one before
 

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« Reply #137 on: July 13, 2019, 03:14:22 PM »
Today's first happy customer came by to pick up two timbers for his timber frame shed project.
His son came with him and was helping him to back up and not hit anything.



 

My second happy customer came over today to pickup some 1by lumber I had sorted out of my pile to make a special project for an upcoming party.



 

And he got a red flag too.

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« Reply #138 on: July 17, 2019, 04:37:27 PM »
Today's happy returning customer came over to pick up some timbers for his timber frame cart port that will have solar panels on the roof. On his truck rack is a 8x8x10 tie beam, a 6x8x16' post, and a 6x8x12' post.  What a time we had getting them up there.



 

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« Reply #139 on: July 17, 2019, 05:08:34 PM »
Good thing they are pine!
Anything someone can design, I can sure figure out how to fix!
If I say it\\\\\\\'s going to take so long, multiply that by at least 3!


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