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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #240 on: March 10, 2020, 12:55:22 PM »
Yesterday's happy customer got away before I had a chance to snap a shot of his mantle I cut out of a timber for him and his wife.
But this is where it came from:



 

6x11x77inches cut back 1/2" on three sides to show fresh cuts.

I hope she's happy.

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« Reply #241 on: March 10, 2020, 02:01:55 PM »
maybe a little meat and cheese along the edges while you play!  :)
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« Reply #242 on: March 10, 2020, 05:16:20 PM »
Jim - did you do the cut backs with the saw, an ax or chisel?   
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« Reply #243 on: March 11, 2020, 10:12:11 AM »
Jim - did you do the cut backs with the saw, an ax or chisel?  
I used my new to me battery powered chain saw for the end cuts and then put it on the mill and trimmed three sides 1/2" off to freshen up the piece.
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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #244 on: March 21, 2020, 02:53:15 PM »
Today's second happy customer came over to pick up some 1" boards for his cabin project.
thanks Dan:



 

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« Reply #245 on: March 22, 2020, 11:15:33 AM »
Glad to see that you're keeping your social distance. :D
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« Reply #246 on: March 24, 2020, 09:25:21 AM »
Yesterday's happy customer was a repeat customer. He came by without an appointment and picked up some more oak slabs, most round edge both sides.

Here is this load, minus a 4x4 oak that he got to make legs for some oak benches:


 

And he texted me a picture of the project he just completed with the wide slab he got from me last time he was here:



 
He was happy with the way it came out. I hope it doesn't crack on him.

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« Reply #247 on: March 25, 2020, 12:32:38 PM »
I think that is one of the coolest sinks I have ever seen.
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« Reply #248 on: March 25, 2020, 04:10:31 PM »
Yes, a very unique and beautiful piece.
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« Reply #249 on: April 07, 2020, 03:30:41 PM »
Saturday's second happy customer came over to get a 6' piece of pine log for his twiki wiki totem pole project;



 


Monday they send me a picture of what they have done so far:


 

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« Reply #250 on: April 11, 2020, 08:40:21 PM »
Well I have just had only a couple of 'customers' but never got a photo. Today I had a custom job with a lot of odd sizes. The customers brought 5 RO logs, we used about 1-1/2 logs for the order and they left me the rest. One tail-gunned and the other kept the tally sheet because of all the different sizes. The latter was the toughest job. Took a couple of hours, but we got it all done except two boards that will require planing and I need to clear room in the shop for those. He has a '23 ford sedan they are restoring, hence all the oddball sizes. Anyway, they were both pleased and left me the other logs as a thank you. They also have access to a lot of other free logs and asked me for a list of what I wanted.  ;D Also turns out the son is a wood turner and has an interest in turning blanks for bowls. ;D So a good hookup on both sides. It wasn't a lot of lumber, but it was what they needed. I even got a photo this time.


 
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« Reply #251 on: April 16, 2020, 08:27:23 AM »
My uncle Jerry and his fishing buddy Randy came to get some 2x4s so he can add onto his shed at his firewood lot.  metal roof and sidewalls.



 

about 25 fourteen foot 2 x 4s.



 

This guy used to work for a builder, now is a city inspector, but wanted some walnut to make a custom counter top with Hickory, cherry, as well as walnut he got from me.  he stopped by to show me, after a preview with the owner.  he is planning to run it through a big sander.  He is bringing me several walnut logs.  he got 60 bf of seasoned wood at 7% MC.
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« Reply #252 on: April 16, 2020, 11:02:49 AM »
Hey Doc, are you sure that is a "Happy Customer"!  :D

Or is he just showing his "Inspector" poker face...  ;D
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« Reply #253 on: April 16, 2020, 11:10:22 AM »
both! :D  he is a quiet guy, and not prone to having his pic taken I think.  He is a friend of a friend.  I thought it was nice of him to stop by.  
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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #254 on: April 24, 2020, 11:02:25 AM »
Yesterday's second happy customer came over to pick up a mantle.

He selected a 2x6x10 piece of red oak for his mantle.



 
Today's first happy customer came by to get some 1x12x12 pine boards for concrete form work at his job site.
Luckily I had some in inventory.
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« Reply #255 on: April 24, 2020, 11:16:15 AM »
Jim,

 I love it when they come to get a mantel and tell me they just want a standard size one. ::) ::) That tells me they want one somewhere between 1 to 8 inches thick and from 6-20+ inches wide, and with either a perfect finish or the widest cracks, knots and splits imaginable and from 4-10 ft long. I had one guy who wanted a 23" wide LE front and anything but Walnut because it was too dark. As soon as he walked up he spotted a 16-17 inch wide X 2" thick walnut board I had moved to restack and had not put back up and immediately said "That's the one I want." I was able to get him a nice walnut 2X8 and he was fine with joining them.

 One tip I picked up from visiting Poston was to give/save the customer a thin strip off the same cant the mantel came from so they can use it for testing different stains if they are staining it. I do often suggest they keep the extra length for corbels.

 I love it when I see a happy customer leaving even when I realize the time spent was probably excessive for the actual value of what they bought. Keep them posts a'coming.
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« Reply #256 on: April 25, 2020, 02:39:31 PM »
Today's second happy customer came over to get a piece of red oak for his project. He ended up getting a length of Ash and some pine boards for making some raised garden beds.
Thanks Jon.


 

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« Reply #257 on: May 02, 2020, 03:28:13 PM »
Today's happy customer came over to get some 1x12x8 for some ground level raised garden beds.

This is the first time I saw them loaded like this:



 

But whatever works is ok with me.
Thanks Steven from Marblehead, MA.

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« Reply #258 on: May 02, 2020, 07:14:13 PM »
Well he does have a rack on top.  I have seen many people load boards from the big box stores right on their car tops.  Sometimes they even put something between the car top and the boards...
I have also seen ladders and the all time winner, mattress and box springs.  :D
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« Reply #259 on: May 03, 2020, 02:07:21 AM »
looks like a kayak rack.
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