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Offline beenthere

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Re: Poll: Sawmill involvement
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2006, 11:17:59 AM »
Work ::) ???

When the sun shines, slight breeze, 50-60 ....... I'll be there....... just like the other day.....
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Good on ya treecyclers. Now the fun begins.
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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2006, 01:03:25 PM »
I'll be seein' ya next spring then...huh.. ???  ???  ???

Actually it's not that bad out...a little muddy...but good workin' temp ;)  ;)  ;)
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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2006, 05:47:45 PM »
Good luck treecyclers.We are all sending you best wishes.  8)   8)
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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2006, 05:56:01 PM »
The closest I come to sawmilling is running Tokyo chainsawmill for my Industrial Arts classes.  I would like to sawmill fulltime one day, perhaps next summer when we return to the U.S.

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Re: Poll: Sawmill involvement
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2006, 06:05:44 PM »
Mary and I are involved full time...  If you don't include all the long-winded customers and the occasional nap... zzzz_smiley
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2006, 12:22:16 AM »
I'm with Lewee except I would have to add that I do have another job 'cause I am a full-time bill payer  :D

I could use one of those other jobs.  ;D then I could pay them bills faster. 8)
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Re: Poll: Sawmill involvement
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2006, 12:03:37 PM »
Part timing.  But then, I reckon most all that I do is "part time". 

Just entering in, really.  Made the initial set up, cut up logs I had, enough to learn a great deal of the process and reasonable expectations.  Made the lumber I need to work on some projects already conceived and build the mill shed. 

Got the mill moved and stored, drying stacks dispersed, stacked and stored and have begun the mill shed.  Holding four owners with cedar logs at bay until I get the new set up ginning.

As the owner/operator/manager/accountant/technical engineer/advertising executive/marketing strategist/janitor, etc. of three diverse DBA's with individual and convergent subsidiaries, sawmilling and its various tangents is becoming a welcome part of the family.   :D
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Re: Poll: Sawmill involvement
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2006, 07:38:07 PM »
I've been a part time on looker from a comfortable distance.  :D
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2006, 08:37:19 PM »
I picked part time as it seems to fit a bit better than hobby mill but I'm not producing lumber to be sold.  It would be more accurate to describe my mill as one of many Timber Framing tools I use.
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« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2006, 08:56:35 PM »
Well, since there is no "Hobbiest Log and Wood Collector" checkbox, I checked "Thinking About Getting Into It".  That is actually kind of correct because I go to bed thinking of sawing and which mill would be the best for what I like to do.  But the reality is that I'm already to many things as it is, so "Thinking About It" will have to do.
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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2006, 09:20:06 PM »
I picked " part time"because even though I don't have another job I don't always saw every day. 90% of what I do is custom sawing both at the customers site and here where I live. There is not enough business in this area to saw every day but that works for me as I'm semi-retired and if I had to saw every day it would begin to feel like work :D  As it is I love sawing 8)

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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2006, 07:57:04 AM »
Treecycler, congratulations. It is tough to make the leap. Invigoration!!!!  Your brain will be fully engaged, you will be surprised at the things that will happen now.  You will think wood 24-7 and love every minute of it-even the rough times. If you have that entreprenureal spirit life will get even more exciting.  Money won't be the best reward, action will be.  Ride like a champ.

Started on an old LT-30 manual in '83.  Went full time about '89.  Lived poor for some time as every dime went into building the business.  Life is great. Am working 6- 12 hour days most of the time.  Not just sawing, but all the other things that make up the business. On the phone a lot with some really interesting people.  Just talked to the executive manager of an Indian nation in Ok. Never would have done that before.  I still love sawing nice ERC.  I can't think of a time when I have hated hearing the phone ring.  What new challenge will this be?
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« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2006, 10:20:51 AM »
There is no "Other" category.  ;D I grew up around loggers and spent some time cutting firewood and fence posts. Got into small engines and chainsaws over 30 years ago. Spent a few years heli logging and now sell saws (among other things). I have developed a real interest in milling since joining this forum.
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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2006, 10:34:46 AM »
Im in the early stages of building a saw carriage from a kit i got from Gary at Linn lumber. 8)

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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2006, 06:09:44 PM »
I checked Thinking of Jumping in because I already jumped in and there wasn't a "In Limbo" choice. Spent a better part of all vacation days this year dismanteling a Fencing/Circle Mill operation that will be used later on down the road.  When I was 13, my friend Armand also 13 got me a job cleaning the debarker at Blier's Cedar Fence Mill in Keegan Maine on Saturdays. From there I graduated to putting the fence boards into the machine that made the dog ears on the boards. (Second shift) :D
The mill burned down about 30 years ago.
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« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2006, 08:30:36 PM »
Greetings all,

I just came across this site a few days ago and had to join. I picked the jumping in catagory,  I currently live in seattle but my folks have a 40 acre wood lot in Ohio and my dad is wanting to cut some boards and build a shop. He's offered to by the mill so next spring it looks like it's good by to the big city and hello rural living again. yahoo  8) is all I can say. I got the name and number of a guy in the seattle area that has a TK 1220. I drove for an hour to go see it and he let me run it. what a nice little mill, then I got stuck in traffic on Saturday on the way back and it took 2 hours to get back home.  >:( I'm ready to get outa here. any how, as the days go by I'm sure I will learn a lot and ask a lot of questions.

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« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2006, 08:50:25 PM »
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, blaze83.
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« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2006, 08:51:08 PM »
Welcome blaze83.If you ever want to go to a event where you can see sawmills in action check out the calender on the top of the page.Hope you get to live your dream.I do every day and I am lucky I can.Now if I did not have to work for someone else to do it.I'm more than half way there.
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« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2006, 09:37:31 PM »
  I reckon I am part time but I custom saw around fourty hours a week and work second shift at a hospital another fourty so maybe I have two full time jobs.!!!
  I hooked up with a logger and saw all his walnut and cherry which he then wholesales
He says I'm makin him money.whooopeeee :) :)
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« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2006, 09:51:48 PM »
That's a long week, sawmiller.  Don't forget to smell the roses.  Life is short.  :)
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