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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #180 on: September 17, 2019, 01:34:57 PM »
Right on WDH.  We don't need any phoney Bologna "reality show".  Ax men is bad enough, and totally unwatchable.
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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« Reply #181 on: September 17, 2019, 08:09:00 PM »
It could end up being more profitable than the lumber bidness. Eventually lead to show on Discovery. YH might be more popular than Parker  Schnavel.
Heck, I'm much more better looking than Parker, and a little nicer, too.  :D :D  So if I did the show, it might be a big hit, I'd have lots of money, I'd be famous and then I'd never have time to run the sawmill or have any fun. :D :D :D 

Nah, I like it the way it is.  Making sawdust and selling wood. 

Actually, I was on the Discovery channel once for one of my projects, a few years ago, before I retired from my other job, and all I got was a free pizza. :D :D :D  
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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #182 on: October 01, 2019, 10:30:13 AM »
Today's happy customer:



 

Is getting ready to hold up this piece:



 

so his helper can take a picture of it.

They brought in 4 logs from one pine tree from his yard and got 1450 bdft of lumber from them.

Some of it turned because they took so long to get here and pick it up:



 

I told them that is called California Blue Denim pine and it is worth more now.
They are going to use the lumber to make row boats for some inner city kids to use to row around Boston Harbor.

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« Reply #183 on: October 02, 2019, 02:10:08 PM »
Yesterday, as they were loading up the lumber the customer asked me how long had I been milling here in my yard. I told him 25 years.
He then asked me how old the sawmill was.
I waited a bit to see if he could figure it out.
He couldn't, so I told him 25 years.

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« Reply #184 on: October 02, 2019, 03:13:25 PM »
Maybe he thought you bought it used or was newer than your start? ::)

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« Reply #185 on: October 03, 2019, 08:14:14 PM »
It's a 1994 model?  I thought it was newer than that.  Do you know how many hours are on it?  Do you have an hour meter?
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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« Reply #186 on: October 03, 2019, 08:22:29 PM »
25 years on a mill.  Pretty cool.   8)
Do you still have one of the original bands?  Id hang that on the wall for sure, as a showpiece.  
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« Reply #187 on: October 04, 2019, 08:50:27 AM »
He was too bashful to stand by the truck but he brought in a mixed load of various sized hemlock and red oak logs to "see what we could get" out of them... What we got was a mixed load of various sized hemlock and red oak lumber.....I charged by the hour and was happy I wasnt the guy who had to sort and stack the load!!!

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« Reply #188 on: October 04, 2019, 09:21:25 PM »
Today's happy customer was @CabinCreations Dad. At least I think he was happy :D
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« Reply #189 on: October 07, 2019, 09:07:20 AM »
@PAmizerman - Yes! He said he was happy with the lumber  8). I'm also looking forward to trying those blades ;D
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« Reply #190 on: October 19, 2019, 04:43:08 PM »
Today's happy customer came over in his Prius to pick up some oak slabs I cut from his butt log. Pieces shown in what are you sawing thread.

His car was dragging bottom out the driveway when he left:



 

He said the weight of the lumber equaled three big guys in his car. And if he car could handle them then it could handle the lumber.
I figured his lumber weighed 948 lbs.

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« Reply #191 on: October 19, 2019, 05:59:25 PM »
1/2 ton Prius :D
wonder what his gas mileage was.

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« Reply #192 on: October 19, 2019, 06:52:06 PM »
   I hope you cleaned all the sawdust off real good so the sparks from the dragging muffler didn't set the load on fire. :D
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« Reply #193 on: October 19, 2019, 07:18:17 PM »
It occurrs to me that the strongest part of the entire car was the lumber.  Kind of funny.   ;D :D
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« Reply #194 on: October 19, 2019, 10:16:42 PM »
Please forgive me, I can't help it.... consider my isolated rural upbringing  as my high school class only had four total....  but  my first thought was exactly this....  "but I thought the prius crowd  didn't cut trees"... I know my bad.

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« Reply #195 on: October 19, 2019, 11:25:36 PM »
Please forgive me, I can't help it.... consider my isolated rural upbringing  as my high school class only had four total....  but  my first thought was exactly this....  "but I thought the prius crowd  didn't cut trees"... I know my bad.
You are a bad man.  :D
Don't worry, he hugged it first.  ;D
My problem with most hybrids is NO tow rating. The Prius is not rated to tow Anything.  At least with my hatchback I can haul a load of lumber, or a sawmill, or sometimes both.  ;) 2800lb tow rating, so it's enough to useful. 
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« Reply #196 on: October 20, 2019, 07:03:23 AM »
Some make a choice.  Either get a prius, or fool with wood.  A very few do both :D
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« Reply #197 on: October 20, 2019, 07:27:46 AM »
1/2 ton Prius :D
wonder what his gas mileage was.
Gas mileage? I thought those things ran on unicorn breath and rainbow farts? :D ;D
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« Reply #198 on: October 20, 2019, 08:49:20 AM »
I once had to resort to prius type "cracker box" cars.  You learn to "adapt and improvise".  

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« Reply #199 on: October 20, 2019, 10:05:39 AM »
I'll find out how he made out as he's suppose to drop by today on his way to Boston.

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