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« Reply #220 on: November 30, 2019, 05:38:25 AM »
I was thinking about you the other week, and wanted to say, thanks for the FF update.
It's good to hear that you're livin' the dream, and now there's a "chicken ranch" in your business life.
Chickens seem to be a secret ingredient to the sawmilling business in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. In the kiln or under the mill; whatever it takes, you'll figure it out.
Keep on truckin' !
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« Reply #221 on: November 30, 2019, 07:31:52 AM »
With the chickens, now you are set to dry some white oak and pecan ( smiley_devil). 
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« Reply #222 on: December 02, 2019, 12:54:43 AM »
Good to see you, Are you going into the wholesale market??
Hey Peter,  
I am not currently. However I recently spoke with someone about it and that's definitely still on the table. 
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« Reply #223 on: December 02, 2019, 12:59:15 AM »
Andries and WDH, 
I just now realized what you guys were talking about with the chickens  :D smiley_mad_crazy
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« Reply #224 on: December 02, 2019, 01:02:30 AM »
Deese,
I am glad you took the time to give us who don't do Facebook an update.  I am thankful that you are enjoying living the life.  I suspect you are staying busy as a bee.  Post some pictures from time to time and keep us old curmudgeons inspired by your progress.  Have a good Thanks Giving.  Have you kept track of how many engine hours you have put on the lt-40 since you brought it home?
 
Hey my friend! Roughly around 1000hrs. I've got so many cool pics on my phone that I wouldn't really know where to start. I'l see if I careen find a couple good ones
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« Reply #225 on: December 02, 2019, 01:23:18 AM »
Here you go caveman,  
This isn't sawing related but much cooler  8)
My Great Grandmother owned and ran a little country store many years ago. A very tough lady that came up hard, raised all 8 of her children including my Grandfather who will be 80 years old this February. I can remember her when I was little, maybe 5 years old. She dipped snuff that was in a metal yellow can and I believe it was called Dental Sweet. I remember her letting me open the can and smell it and she would laugh at my expression. She always carried a gun on her hip while at the store. Anyways, one of my 2nd cousins came by a few months back and gave me that .38 and actual leather holster and bullets she wrote on her hip. I cried.

 

 
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« Reply #226 on: December 02, 2019, 01:36:12 AM »
It was my Great Grandfather's before he died many years earlier when my Grandfather was still young.
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« Reply #227 on: December 02, 2019, 08:50:55 AM »
That's awesome, Deese! She sounds like the kind of lady no one messed with👍
Too many irons in the fire

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« Reply #228 on: December 02, 2019, 01:00:23 PM »
Very nice gun,, Your hands tell the story of you working hard.
Now if I could find a man with hands like that to work for me  I'd be in heaven.
smiley_thumbsup Best of luck to you sir.
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« Reply #229 on: December 03, 2019, 02:15:52 AM »
"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant? " - Henry David Thoreau

Briefly taking him by the sawmill each time we are together has become part of our special routine. I have been awarded the honor and responsibility of helping shape his childhood memories. We're going to make them fond. He deserves that. In return, he fills every space within my heart, providing motivation to press onward through those times in life when it seems there is nothing left to fight for. That is sufficient, and just fine with me.


 

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« Reply #230 on: December 03, 2019, 08:06:04 AM »

Good deal, Deese.  You are blessed. 

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« Reply #231 on: December 03, 2019, 01:28:26 PM »
Looks like you've got your priorities lined up the right way.
Good on you man!
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« Reply #232 on: December 25, 2019, 09:31:36 AM »
Merry Christmas guys and gals.
Question... Does anyone know the cost of the 6' bed extension for my mill? I know it's going to be pretty high considering I've got the command control. But then I believe I could fairly easily saw 30' beams. Might be smarter to simply buy another manual mill on tracks... just tossing some ideas around
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Re: Sawing Full Time
« Reply #233 on: December 25, 2019, 10:01:15 AM »
Tried to look it up, says to call in.  Item is BX6.  I believe it is approximately $2000. 
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« Reply #234 on: December 25, 2019, 11:05:24 AM »
Tried to look it up, says to call in.  Item is BX6.  I believe it is approximately $2000.
Wow I hope you're at least somewhat close with that number. I wonder if it comes with a whole new wiring harness or if it connects to the existing one. I need a new harness as it is, and that joker is around $900 alone
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« Reply #235 on: December 25, 2019, 11:24:38 AM »
As I understand it that gets you a metal frame and a longer chain, at least for my 70 it was that way, no additional harness or anything like that, it simply uses up every last inch of cat track travel.  
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« Reply #236 on: December 25, 2019, 12:42:40 PM »
As I understand it that gets you a metal frame and a longer chain, at least for my 70 it was that way, no additional harness or anything like that, it simply uses up every last inch of cat track travel.  
Makes sense.
Back in the Spring when I was just starting out full time, I made a BIG dummy mistake by smashing my harness in b/t the tongue and asphalt driveway on a portable job 200 miles away. Had to splice every single wire back together and let me tell you right now that was not an enjoyable task. It's still that way so I'll probably leave it be. 
I think the 6' extension would be a smart move for me. 
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« Reply #237 on: December 26, 2019, 09:14:59 AM »
Very nice posts. The calloused hands speak louder than words as does that little boy's smile.  I also inherited a 38 colt like that only in 38 s&w not 38 special. I envy you [or is it you'all] in Ala. Making it legally mine here in N.Y. took 7 months and that's if you know the right people.

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« Reply #238 on: December 26, 2019, 09:29:15 AM »
Shall not be infringed....
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« Reply #239 on: December 26, 2019, 10:25:00 AM »
Shall not be infringed....
It amazes me how many ways they find to interpret that.....
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