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Re: Today's happy customer
« Reply #300 on: June 30, 2020, 10:08:43 PM »
  Man! He should be able to call turkeys from 3 counties away with that monster. You will have to use sidewalk chalk to coat it.
I always use sidewalk chalk on mine anyway, but he is going to need a box of them, whereas I use one stick every 5 years, which is when it gets wet. ;D
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« Reply #301 on: June 30, 2020, 10:22:35 PM »
not sure if the inside works or if it is just a mount.  I think the latter, but I will ask! smiley_turkey_dancing
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« Reply #302 on: July 01, 2020, 05:23:17 AM »
Maybe turkeys grow big in Kansas.  :D
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« Reply #303 on: July 01, 2020, 12:15:34 PM »
Maybe turkeys grow big in Kansas.  :D
No comment.  :D
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« Reply #304 on: July 01, 2020, 12:30:14 PM »
Yes, there is kinda a Kansas vs Arkansas kinda thing!!! :D :D
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« Reply #305 on: July 01, 2020, 05:51:28 PM »
Touche
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« Reply #306 on: July 01, 2020, 06:53:39 PM »
 :D :D :D  all in fun!
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« Reply #307 on: July 03, 2020, 07:18:40 PM »
   Sort of double posting with Whatcha sawing but this is a stack of boards I cut at the customers steep site today from 3 logs he had. 


 The longer stack is 5/4 & 8' long and average about 16" wide. The short stack is 6' long, 5/4 and average about 12".


 The longer, upper stack is pine LE 8/4 and averages 18-20 inches wide and they really liked them. 44.3 mile trip one way for 3 logs.
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« Reply #308 on: July 10, 2020, 05:26:13 PM »
Traveling to a site and only sawing 3 logs is like a paid vacation 8) 
I charge a minimum of 4 hrs.
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« Reply #309 on: July 10, 2020, 06:43:56 PM »
Traveling to a site and only sawing 3 logs is like a paid vacation 8)
I charge a minimum of 4 hrs.
What kind of hourly rate do you get up that way

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« Reply #310 on: July 10, 2020, 07:16:20 PM »
   My minimum rate includes up to 1,000 bf plus mileage ($.30/bf + $1/mile one way-one time). The customer knew that in advance and was well pleased with the work and the price. He told me when I quoted over the phone that it was worth that to him to have me come saw them for him.

   I had a repeat customer and wife come today and bought a 4' cherry 8/4 LE slab (about 7 bf) one 1"X 6"X 8' maple board for dowels, and 6-1"X 1"X 2' cherry stickers I had left over and they had me saw the 8/4 slab down to about 6/4 and were going to use the trim piece for a bench cover. The wife fell in love with it for the crotch wood in one end. He was going to repair an antique loom or spinning wheel with the cherry. Found out he works at the local HF and told me he'd make sure I got the best prices available. They were very happy and excited. @123maxbars  - The only thing was they kept trying to tell me all about this guy on youtube down in Tennessee who traded his mill like mine and got a bigger one a couple years ago. What are you gonna do? I told him yeah and my SIL watches him too. :D
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« Reply #311 on: July 18, 2020, 08:55:01 PM »
Traveling to a site and only sawing 3 logs is like a paid vacation 8)
I charge a minimum of 4 hrs.
What kind of hourly rate do you get up that way
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« Reply #312 on: July 21, 2020, 06:26:41 PM »
  I got a call today for some oak which I did not have so the caller asked if I could cut his logs and I assured him I could, gave him prices and directions. An hour or so later he called back and said he was on his way so I went out and set up the mill. I had just parked it the last time I finished a mobile job but not set it up. By the time I got set up I could hear my wife talking him through the final directions to get to our home and he pulled up with this trailer and three small white oak logs.


 I had brought a flea market polypropylene choker and the customer hooked it up and slipped over my forks and I unloaded each log in front of the mill then sawed them into 7/8" thick boards.
 

  Approximately 150 square ft of boards from 4-10 inches wide. The customer had just bought this old boat trailer and wants the boards to make a deck for the trailer. He was well pleased with his lumber and got a good bit more from the small logs than he had expected. I squeezed every inch out that I could even though it was a little tedious with a lot of extra edging but I think he will be back.
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« Reply #313 on: July 21, 2020, 08:52:06 PM »
Gotta love jobs like that which pop up when you have time. You get them done right away, collect the money and move on. Can't beat that with a stick! 8)
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« Reply #314 on: July 24, 2020, 12:33:50 PM »
To days happy winner the shed went to Wattertown S. D.



 

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saw logs all day what do you get lots of lumber and a day older
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« Reply #315 on: July 24, 2020, 05:37:33 PM »
Awesome   :)
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« Reply #316 on: July 26, 2020, 09:26:59 AM »
Looks Great!
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« Reply #317 on: July 29, 2020, 05:33:58 AM »
 


 
another load going out of 8x8x16
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« Reply #318 on: August 02, 2020, 11:28:13 PM »
I just messaged a customer that his order was done. Just two cuts. He needed an anvil block that was flat and had both ends parallel so it would sit square and flat on a concrete floor. Hadn't done a cut on a vertical log before but it worked out well. I'll drop it off tomorrow since I have to be close to his shop when I'm at work. He seems pretty excited to get a block cut to the right height for him as he embarks on his blacksmithing vocation. I know it's not a big order but it was a quick, fun project and he said he would make me a couple of hold fasts for my traditional woodworking bench.

As much as I like milling lumber it was a fun break to help out a young guy who seems really motivated to learn the blacksmithing trade. He said his family are all artists in one venue or another but he never found his niche until he tried blacksmithing. He said it was like a light went on and he knew what he was supposed to do.





First cut.





Lining up for the second cut.





Second cut and ready for an anvil.



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« Reply #319 on: August 03, 2020, 08:27:46 AM »
   Well done! Those are fun. I made one for a guy one time out of a big locust stump full of barb wire fence. It was the right size and nothing else I could make out of it but worked perfect for his need. Its basically the same way I make cookies. With hydraulics there is just enough of a lip on the movable clamp to rest the piece on till clamped and sawed.

   I had a lady a few months ago who had screwed 3 small logs for legs on a thin piece of plywood for a table. They had me clamp the top and I made one pass and cut all the legs the same height and angle just like I make my LE mortise and tenon primitive benches.
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